Cyberbullying is bullying using phones and online platforms and games. It can happen to anyone and leave you feeling unsafe.
What does it look like?
- abusive texts, emails, posts and messages
- nasty comments, photos and gossip
- pretending to be someone else online to stir trouble or hurt someone
- ‘leaving people out’ online
- hate pages
Cyberbullying can make you feel ashamed and alone — separated from your friends, family and the community.
How do you deal with it?
- Don’t fight back!
- Don’t post abusive messages
- Report it and collect the evidence
- Learn how to& block the person who is bullying
- Talk to someone you trust
Let’s go on a journey …
What to do if you see or hear about cyberbullying
- Support the person being bullied — ask them if they're OK
- Don’t forward on messages or pictures if you see them
- Stand up and speak out — keep the messages to show a trusted adult or a leader in the community
- Report and block the person — this can be done online, is anonymous, and can& help keep you safe
Worried about cyberbullying?
If you are under 25 you can have a web chat with Kids Helpline or make a free call to them on 1800 55 1800.
Resources for teachers and communities
This page is part of the Be Deadly Online educational resource.
For lesson plans, community presentations and other information go to Be Deadly Online: about this resource.