Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social Networking site, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as Facebook, XBox Live, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. 
 
Cyber bullying is rife on the internet and most young people will experience it or see it at some time. In a recent national bullying survey, 56% of young people said they have seen others be bullied online and 42% have felt unsafe online. Cyber bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it can go viral very fast.
 
Cyber bullying advice | Bullying UK

 

Useful websites


Child Exploitation and Online Protection


The police’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.


Get Safe Online


A beginner’s guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.


Bullying


One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.

 

Viral Bullying | Digital Parenting (vodafone.co.uk)


Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
 

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