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Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying include: phone calls, text messages, emails, instant messaging using text, picture or video and on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. 
Cyber bullying refers to bullying carried out using the internet, email, online games or any digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.  
You have the right to tell someone and get support with cyber bullying. You could talk to someone you trust, such as a friend or an adult or talk to us here in Childline

Take Action

There are some things you can do if cyber bullying is happening to you.
Be in Control

There are some things you can do to prevent it happening again
  • Change password and contact details.
  • Block unwanted contacts.
  • Report abuse on the site - to mobile operators or social networking providers.
For more tips and information on how to keep control of you space, visit

It is not your fault if this is happening.
It is not your fault if you are being bullied online. If you receive unwanted comments or texts or someone is making you feel uncomfortable or upset you have the right to stop them.  
Remember you have the right to get help. 

Taking some preventative steps about what you post online will help you stay in control of your online life. You'll find more information on and