Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else – such as name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. It can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally. Bullying that happens online, using social networks, games and mobile phones, is often called cyberbullying. A child can feel like there’s no escape because it can happen wherever they are, at any time of day or night.
These tips will help you keep your child safe whether you've found out that they're being bullied or you want to make sure they know what to do it if happens to them or someone they know.
If you need further advice regarding cyberbullying, these websites will give you more information: