Cyberbullying is never OK
Cyberbullying hurts people. It’s never cool, funny or OK.
Telling someone is always the best thing to do about cyberbullying.
It’s normal to feel upset, angry and confused. 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 doing the cyberbullying. This can stop your child getting offensive content.
Ensure you keep evidence of the bullying. Save and print any bullying messages. Save text messages.
Tell a trusted adult or friend.
G.E.T.R.I.D. of cyberbullying: next steps
Report abuse. 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.