Why do young people bully each other?
Because their motives differ, the solutions and responses to each type of cyber-bullying incident has to differ too. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” when cyber-bullying is concerned.
502 Bad Gateway
- Do not post personal information – keep information general.
- Think carefully about posting pictures online – once it’s there, anyone can see it or use it.
- Do not share your passwords – keep your personal information private!
- It’s not a good idea to meet up with anyone you meet online – you don’t really know who they are!
- Try to think carefully before you write things online – people can get the wrong end of the stick.
- Respect other people’s views – just because you do not agree with them, it does not mean you have to be rude or abusive.
What can you do to stop it?
You shouldn’t feel ashamed about being bullied. It’s not your fault – But it is important that you get help.
- Report any cyber-bullying, even if it is not happening to you
- Never respond or retaliate as it could make matters worse
- Block the cyberbullies from contacting you
- Save and print any bullying messages, posts, pictures or videos
- Make a note of the dates and times they are received
- Have fun…but surf the internet safely!
You don’t have to put up with being bullied. Always remember that it is not your fault.
开放 - Bullying is a difficult subject to broach with your children, but being open, honest and approachable will make it easier for them to discuss their feelings.
Don’t fly off the handle – You might feel angry if you discover your child is being bullied. But for some young people bullying brings on feelings of guilt and shame, so adding your own anger to the mix won’t help.
Praise them for opening up –