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  • What is cyberbullying and why does it hurt so much?

    Cyberbullying is using technology, including the internet, to bully or intentionally hurt someone else. Sending or sharing abusive texts or emails, hurtful images, videos or memes; starting nasty gossip and chat; or excluding, imitating or humiliating people online are all forms of cyberbullying. If you’ve been cyberbullied you know it can make you feel scared, anxious and sad.

  • Stopping the cyberbullying

    Can you stop a cyberbully? Of course you can, and you don’t have to do it on your own. As hard as it might be, you need to talk to someone you trust and who will listen, like your mum or dad, friend, teacher, school counsellor or coach.

  • Reporting cyberbullying

    You can report cyberbullying to the eSafety Commissioner, who can help you have hurtful online content taken down and point you in the right direction for help and support. Talk to your parents or someone you trust about doing this. Find out about the evidence you need to make a report, as well as how to report cyberbullying to social media services.

  • Am I a cyberbully?

    Do you think carefully about what you say online? What you think is funny or a joke could be really hurtful. Be part of the movement to help end cyberbullying by taking action today.

What is cyberbullying and why does it hurt so much?

Cyberbullying is using technology, including the internet, to bully or intentionally hurt someone else. Sending or sharing abusive texts or emails, hurtful images, videos or memes, starting nasty gossip and chat, or excluding, imitating or humiliating people online are all forms of cyberbullying. If you’ve been cyberbullied you know it can make you feel scared, anxious and sad.

Stopping the cyberbullying

Can you stop a cyberbully? Of course you can, and you don’t have to do it on your own. As hard as it might be, you need to talk to someone you trust and who will listen, like your mum or dad, friend, teacher, school counsellor or coach. You can even call or webchat with Kids Helpline. They can help you stop the cyberbullying.

Reporting cyberbullying

You can report cyberbullying to the eSafety Commissioner, who can help you have hurtful online content taken down and point you in the right direction for help and support. Talk to your parents or someone you trust about doing this. Find out about the evidence you need to make a report, as well as how to report cyberbullying to social media services.

Am I a cyberbully?

Do you think carefully about what you say online? What you think is funny or a joke could be really hurtful. Be part of the movement to help end cyberbullying by taking action today.