Being bullied online is one of the famous problem nowadays. Cyber bullying is a new trend of bullying people indirectly. No type of bullying should be tolerated, especially when it’s online where everyone in this world can see it.


If you or anyone you know is a victim of cyber bullying, do not respond to minor teasing or name calling first of all. Sometimes bullies are simply seeking attention waiting for someone to react negatively to something they post. So be calm and don’t react!


Take screenshots, pictures or print screen of any threatening or vulgar messages you receive. If you can show these messages to a trusted adults like close family members, teachers or police it may be easier to show who the bully is and if they bully you using multiple accounts.


The most important thing to do in any cyber bullying situations is to talk to an adult you trust as soon as you realise there is any problem online. Parents, teachers, and even police officers have experience in handling problems and can help you deal with this. It is also helpful to talk to friends or counselor so you can get their support when you are feeling upset by hurtful comments. There is no reason to suffer alone, share it!

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If and when the situation escalates, stop all communication with the bully when possible. For example, block their phone number and social media so you no longer receive their calls or messages. Mobile apps and social media platforms also allow you to block users so that they can no longer interact with you. You can always delete their messages without opening them too.


If you’re being bullied via a website, chances are that the bully is going against the website’s terms of use. Reporting bullies to the website administrator may get them kicked off the site. You can report cyber bullying incidents to the sites’ safety centres. In many cases, the providers can look into the bullying incident to uncover an anonymous bully and may also be able to take down offensive posts immediately.