Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is defined as the use of technology, particularly mobile phones and the internet, to upset someone else.

It can be used to carry out all the different ‘types’ of bullying such as racist bullying, homophobic bullying, or bullying related to special educational needs and disabilities, but instead of the perpetrator carrying out the bullying in person, they use technology as a means of conducting the bullying.

Cyberbullying can include a wide range of unacceptable behaviours, including harassment, threats and insults. And like face-to-face bullying, cyberbullying is designed to cause distress and harm.

Information about cyberbullying and how you can help stop it: