Signs your child is being cyberbullied

Your child may not want to tell you or others about being cyberbullied. They might feel scared, embarrassed or worried that telling you will only make things worse. You will probably be able to pick up clues, such as changes in their behaviour, that things aren’t quite right.

I think my child is being bullied

Visit the eSafety Commissioner website to find out about the signs that may indicate your child is being cyberbullied.

Warning signs of cyberbullying (PDF)

This Parentline fact sheet explains some common signs that a child or young person may be having a negative online experience.

What to look for

Watch child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg describe the signs that might indicate your child is being cyberbullied.

Talking about the issue

Read these tips on how to talk to your child about what they’re feeling.

Spotting the signs and helping your child

Cyberbullying signs include changes in your child’s school and social life, technology use, emotions and behaviour. Let your child know you’ll help them handle cyberbullying problems if they want you to.

Online gaming: signs your child may be bullied

Bullying within online gaming can be a real issue. Know the signs and what you can do to help prevent it.

Bullying - children and teenagers with autism spectrum

Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to be bullied than neurotypical children. Here’s how to spot the signs that your child is being bullied and what you can do about it.

Teen's bullying experiences

In this short video, parents and teenagers discuss their experiences of bullying and its impacts. Parents share their strategies for helping to resolve bullying while teenagers discuss types of bullying – including cyberbullying – and what causes bullying behaviour.