Report *any* cyberbullying to the CyberMentors, whether it’s targeted at you or not.
Remember, it’s not your fault if you’re being cyberbullied.
Never respond or retaliate, as this can just make things worse. It might be difficult, but try to ignore the bullies.
Block any users that send you nasty messages.
Save and print out any bullying messages, posts, pictures or videos you receive or see.
Make a note of the dates and times of bullying messages, along with any details you have about the sender’s ID and the URL.
Don’t pass on cyberbullying videos or messages – that makes you as bad as the cyberbully.
If you’re being bullied repeatedly, think about changing your user ID, nickname or profile.
Don’t ignore it. If you see cyberbullying going on, report it and offer your support – tell them about CyberMentors.Stay safe online!
Don’t post personal information online, like your address, your email address or mobile number. Keep personal information as general as possible.
Think very carefully before posting photos of yourself online; once your picture is online, anyone can download it and then share it or even change it.
Protect your privacy. Never let anyone have access to your passwords. Check the privacy settings on your accounts, and make sure you know how to keep your personal information private.
Remember, not everyone online is who they say they are.
It’s never a good idea to meet up with someone you’ve met online. You should only do this if you’ve told a parent or carer and they can come with you.
Think carefully about what you say before you write or post anything online.
Respect other people’s views – just because you don’t agree with them, it doesn’t mean that you have to be rude or abusive.
Google yourself every now and again. It will show you what is online about you and what others can see – and you can make changes if you don’t like what you see!