Bullying is never ok. It’s hurtful and can impact someone for ...
Cyberbullying can trigger a lot of emotions. It's important you don't panic or retaliate as sometimes that can make things worse. It's always a good idea to respond when you are feeling calmer and have a clear mind (we know this is easier said than done!)
Take screenshots. It's important to keep the evidence if you have to report. If you find you keep looking at the screenshots or that having these saved are bad for your mental health, send a copy to someone you trust (e.g. a parent) and then delete your own copy.
You can block the person and report the cyberbullying to the game, site or app it occurs on. In most cases, cyberbullying is against their terms and conditions of use and should be removed. (Make sure you only block or delete someone after you’ve taken screenshots).
If you are unhappy with the response you get or the cyberbullying is not removed after being reported, you can also report it to eSafety.
Report the cyberbullying to more than one trustworthy adult and keep on talking to them until the situation is resolved. You could talk to a parent, a teacher, your school counsellor, another family member and Kids Helpline to name a few.
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