Bullying happens in all aspects of life from school, to workplace to closer to home. It is also now a part of our use of the Internet and social networks. It is important that young people feel able to report any problems to parents or adults.
- You don’t have to accept online bullying
- You can block people who harass or abuse you online
- Social networks have policies about dealing with inappropriate messages and you can report issues directly to them
If someone threatens or harasses you online you should take a screen grab or copy of what has been said
- You can increase your security settings or avoid the problem networks
- You can take legal advice or contact the police
You don't have to accept online bullying and there are things you can do to deal with it. Social networks have policies about dealing with inappropriate messages and you can block people who harass or abuse you. If someone does threaten you then you can contact the police or take legal advice. The Greater Manchester Police cadets have provided some messages of advice to help us all stay safe online.