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Someone is being mean to me online

Boy upset & crying because he is being bullied online.


What does cyberbullying look like?

  • Hurtful messages, comments or images.
  • Messages, posts or comments that say someone will do something mean.
  • Leaving you out or ignoring you online. 
  • Spreading lies about you online.
  • Creating fake online profiles in someone’s name to trick you.
  • Sharing something online that can hurt you or make you feel bad, like a picture you don’t want anyone to see.
  • Threatening to share something online that will hurt you or make you feel bad.
  • Making you feel very sad, very scared or very upset.



  • No one deserves to be hurt online.
  • Be kind to yourself — it’s not your fault.
  • Cyberbullying can make you feel very alone and scared, but there is help available.

What to do

  1. Get help from a trusted adult or call Kids Helpline.

  2. Get help from the police if you are in immediate serious danger.

  3. Try not to say anything back — it could make things worse. 

  4. Keep evidence — an adult can help you take screenshots if you need to report it. See our videos on how to take screenshots.

  5. Report to the game or app — report the messages to the game or app they were posted on. See The eSafety Guide for links to help you report.

  6. Report to eSafety — you can report cyberbullying to us. We can help to remove bullying content and get you help and support.

  7. You can block the person to stop them from contacting you. Most games and apps have a way to block or mute someone. See The eSafety Guide for links.

Last updated: 11/10/2023