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What is cyber bullying?

Cyber bullying is the use of electronic media - especially mobile phones and the internet - to intimidate, threaten or upset someone.


Cyber bullying can include:

  • texting scary or rude messages by mobile phone

  • sending unpleasant photographs by mobile phone

  • using online message boards, chat rooms or social networking sites to post cruel messages

  • deleting the victim's name from or ignoring their messages on social networking sites

What to do if you are being cyber bullied

Talk to your parents, carers or a teacher at your school. You may also want to chat online confidentially with a ChildLine counsellor or phone ChildLine.ChildLine