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How can we tackle cyberbullying?

FAQS

Cyberbullying can occur in many ways including:
•    abusive texts and emails
•    hurtful messages, images or videos
•    imitating others online
•    excluding others online
•    humiliating others online
•    nasty online gossip and chat
 

•    call Triple Zero (000) if you are in immediate danger

 

•    contact your local police if: 
      •    there are threats to your safety
      •    there are threats to visit you, your
            friends or family members. 
 

  • talk to someone you trust straight away—like a parent, sibling, uncle/aunt, teacher or friend, or contact Kids Helpline
  • don’t retaliate or respond—they might use it against you
  • block the bully and change your privacy settings 
  • report the abuse to the service and get others to as well
  • collect the evidence—keep mobile phone messages, take screenshots and print emails or social networking conversations 
  • do something you enjoy—catch-up with friends, listen to good music, watch a good show or chat online to people you can trust
  • remember you didn’t ask for this—nobody deserves to be bullied and you will get through this
  • If this is happening to you or your friend, talking about it helps. There are a few options, so choose the one right for you: 

eheadspace: eheadspace provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 – your friends and family can contact them too.  Call on 1800 650 890 or visit www.eheadspace.org.au


Youth Beyond Blue: Call youth beyondblue on 1300 224 636  or check them out online at www.youthbeyondblue.com
 

Kid’s helpline: Get in touch with kids helpline. They are on the phone 1800 55 1800,  24 hours a day, 7 days a week; they can talk with you via email between 8am and 10pm, or you can webchat with them between 8am and midnight. 
 

Kids helpline phone 24/7 1800551800Kids helpline email support counsellor@kidshelpline.com.auKids helpline webchat connect now

The guys at eSafety have some really good advice, tips and resources about cyberbullying.