What is cyber-bullying?

Cyber-bullying is any bullying that takes place anywhere online – on apps, social media, websites or message boards.

Examples of cyber-bullying could be:

  • hurtful, rude or nasty messages; or
  • pictures that make you feel sad, upset or embarrassed.


What should I do if I am being cyber-bullied?

  • Never respond or reply. Tell a trusted adult who will help you and may be able to stop it; and
  • save all nasty messages and emails. You don’t have to read them, but save them so that you can show someone later.

Who can I talk to about cyber-bullying?

To get one-to-one support for cyber-bullying, please contact Childline by clicking below: