It can leave you feeling isolated, humiliated, confused, and scared. It can follow you into your home, making it feel like you can’t escape it. But don’t lose hope. There are things you can do that will make a difference, even if it takes some time for the situation to resolve completely. You have the strength to get through this. We can help.
We've created 3 videos that show you how to protect the information your share on Facebook.
It might be tempting to respond to the text, post, or email but it’s better not to. Take a breath and count to ten.
If it’s a text or email, don’t delete it. If it’s a post on Facebook or another social networking site, take a screen shot. Having a record can help you prove what happened.
Block the sender from your inbox. Move the message to your Junk folder. If you don’t know how to block a sender from your phone, contact the service provider (your cell phone company).
It’s important to tell someone you trust about what’s happening, especially if it continues. If you are being threatened, you should contact the police.
65% of KHP users asked said they have been bullied online
The best way to get through the awful feelings that cyberbullying can cause is to talk to someone about what you are going through. Talking is also the first step in getting the help you need to solve this problem. Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of support you need and how to ask for it.
Remember, no one deserves to be cyberbullied, and no one should have to go through
it alone. If you’re really upset and don’t know what to do, you can always call a counsellor at Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868.
On the next page, you’ll find links to other sites about cyberbullying.
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Last Reviewed October 2012 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team
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