These days bullying doesn’t just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying – or bullying via digital technologies like mobile phones and computers – is a different threat to your child. It can be harder to spot and more difficult to stop than ‘traditional’ bullying.
What's different about cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is different to other forms of bullying because:
- it can occur anytime, anywhere – the victim can even receive bullying messages or materials at home
- the audience to the bullying can be large and reached very quickly and easily if messages are passed around or things are posted online
- it can can be unintentional – people may not think about the consequences of sending messages or images