What is cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying can affect anyone and at any time.


Definition of cyber bullying:






social networking


With the virtual world it can be hard to identify the bully but it is also easily proved that it is going on. This can also help to identify the bullies.


What you can do...


Do not respond to any threats


Keep evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots, emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to web and cell phone service providers.


Block the person /persons that are bullying .



Report these immediately:


Stalking and hate crimes


Child pornography


Sexually explicit messages or photos


Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy.


Some of these laws could apply with cyber bullying :


  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which has both criminal and civil provision
  • Malicious Communications Act 1988
  • Section 43 of the Telecommunications Act 1984
  • Communications Act 2003
  • Public Order Act 1986






How can I help to keep myself safe on line?

  • Try not to use your real name, age, address, gender or even provocative words while creating Email accounts or passwords
  • Try not  to use real photos. Instead they may use pictures or images.
  •  Make passwords using random numbers and letters. Ask them to keep it private, not to write it down somewhere. This certainly makes it difficult to hack email accounts.
  • Make your kids be aware that almost all Instant Message Services like MSN, AOL or Yahoo have features that will allow them to delete or block people if their buddies start harassing or bullying.
  • On Social Networking websites, profiles can be set to 'private' that will, enable only their friends or people who are approved by them can view.
  • Even email accounts such as hotmail and AOL has features to block senders that can be utilized when needed.

Mobile phones

Cyber bullying through mobile phones is much harder than through internet to prevent.

Remind your kid to be careful when giving their mobile phone numbers.

What to do if you are being cyber bullied

• Tell your parents, teacher or other trusted adult – don’t stay silent and hope it will go away – it won’t!
• Save and store the emails, chat logs or SMS’s in case of Police investigation
• Block and delete the bully from all contact lists
• Do not respond to nasty emails, chats, SMS or comments – this is what the bully wants so ignore them. (They will need your help to do this)
• Use the ‘report abuse’ button which all websites/applications have. Tell them the problems you are having and they are obligated to investigate.
• Have some ‘down time’ without computer or mobile. Give yourself some time away from technology just for a break
• If the bullying continues – delete your current email, msn, hotmail etc and start a new account. Only give your new details to a small list of trusted friends.
• Get a new phone number if being harassed on your phone. Report the problem to your phone company and insist on a new number for free.
• If the bullying continues get mum or dad to report the bullying to the Police.




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