Someone is being mean to me 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
Get help from a trusted adult — or call Kids Helpline
Get help from the police if you are in immediate serious danger.
Try not to say anything back — it could make things worse.
Keep evidence — an adult can help you take screenshots or keep a journal in case you need evidence to report it. See our videos on how to take screenshots.
Block or report them — most games and apps have a way to block or report someone. See the eSafety Guide for links.
Report to eSafety — you can report cyberbullying to us. We can help to remove bullying content and get you help and support.