Cyberbullying is not cool

How would you help a friend?

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Bullying is never OK, whether it happens at school, at home or on the internet.

Being cyberbullied is one of the scariest things that can happen to someone.

But you can help if it’s happening to a friend.

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Be a change maker!

Is this stuff happening to a friend of yours? Is your friend getting nasty messages, people are posting unwanted things about them or they are being harassed in any way online? We want to know your ideas about how you would help a friend and make a change. We had a couple ideas too, check them out along with what others have said below.

Share your idea!

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Here's how to participate:

  1.  Register or log in
  2. Go to the Make a Change Ideas Bank below 
  3. Add your ideas – you can tell us your ideas and upload an image, record an audio or make a video. It’s up to you.
  4. Share your thoughts and comments about other people’s ideas, up vote the ones you like.
  5. Share with your friends and family to get the word out, and be a change maker.

 

Be quick! You have until 5pm Monday 30 April to get your ideas in.

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If this is happening to you or your friend, there are some things you can do to look after yourself. But it can also help to talk to someone.  You can speak to:

  • a teacher, guidance officer or school counsellor
  • someone in your family—aunt, uncle, grandparent
  • a friend who could help you.

Or, there is free, confidential support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Get in touch with kids helpline.  They are on the phone on 1800 55 1800 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and its free to call, even from your mobile; they can talk with you via email between 8am and 10pm, or you can webchat with them between 8am and midnight – click on a button below. 

You can also contact Youth Beyond Blue on the phone, or Head Space Online. 

Youth Beyondblue – 1300 224 636 
www.youthbeyondblue.com

Headspace – 1800 650 890 
www.eheadspace.org.au for online support

 

     

 

 

If you or your friends are feeling low or overwhelmed, there are some things you can do at home to feel less out of control and less isolated.
 

 Look after yourself

Cyberbullying can make you feel powerless because you can’t control it. So it can be really helpful to find things that help you feel like you do have control.

One thing you can control is how you look after yourself. Make sure you do something every day that helps you feel better. It doesn’t matter if it's big or small, the aim is looking after yourself and feeling good.

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Have Fun

It can be hard to enjoy life when things are getting you down. But that’s when it’s most important to have fun and do the things you enjoy. 
What makes you happy?
Do you have a friend you can hang out with?
What hobbies do you like to do?
What is your favourite TV show?
Even turning up the music and dancing in your bedroom can raise the good vibes. Take some time out to enjoy yourself.

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Get moving

One of the quickest ways to feel better about the world around you and inside yourself, is to move your body.  Go for a walk, play with the dog, join a spots team or a yoga class. 

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  Make a Change Ideas Bank