What is Cyber-bullying ?
Definition taken from www.parentprotect.co.uk:
Bullying is not something that only happens in the real world any more.
In the past, bullying may have occurred at school, in the playground or at a youth club, now it can happen on mobile phones, over email, in chat-rooms, on social networks and other websites.
Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Cyberbullying is when one or more people try to tease, harass, threaten or embarrass another person using technology such as mobile phones or the Internet.
Posting private pictures online without permission
Making offensive or threatening comments about someone on social networks
Excluding someone from online games
Sending abusive or threatening text messages
ChildLine : What to do if you or someone you know is being bullied. What is bullying? Can I talk to the Police?
Taking care of your mental health. Helping someone else who is being bullied?
Government guidelines about the law on how schools should treat bullying, reporting the incident and bullying outside of the school environment.
Young Minds offers parents advice on where to get extra help if your child is being bullied, find resources on spotting bullying, stopping it and supporting your child.
A guide to helping your child deal with cyberbullying - how to talk to them and resolve the issue together.
A video from a mother's perspective - finding out her child was a cyberbully and helping her through the experience. Click here to watch.
At the National Online Safety, there mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. Every Wednesday a new platform guide is uploaded for parents. Sign up for free.
Safer Derby City is a website which has information about all sorts of things, from gangs to knife crime and anti-social behaviour to sexting (and much more).
You can also find information about activities, groups, clubs and sports going on around the City too.