Cyberbullying is never OK
Cyberbullying is harmful. It’s never cool, funny or OK.
You don’t have to put up with cyberbullying.
You can use the G.E.T.R.I.D. steps to stop cyberbullying.
G.E.T.R.I.D. of cyberbullying: first steps
Go block or delete the person who’s cyberbullying. This can help to stop the offensive content.
Ensure you keep evidence of the bullying. Print it out or take screenshots.
Tell someone that you trust as soon as possible. This could be a parent, sibling, relative, teacher or close friend.
G.E.T.R.I.D. of cyberbullying: next steps
Report cyberbullying. Click ‘report abuse’ or complain to the eSafety Commissioner. If the messages are threatening, talk to local police.
Initiate control. To break the cyberbullying cycle, choose not to respond aggressively or seek revenge.
Delete online messages and posts (after saving copies). Don’t forward to others because they might forward them too.