Tips to prevent cyberbullying

Be engaged – Talk to your child about what they like to do online and what they know about how to stay safe – see tips from Childnet.

Be kind online – Being positive and respectful online is key to using the internet safely. Share ‘Top Internet Manners’ with them

Know how to report – Make sure your child knows how to report cyberbullying if it happens to them or someone else

Tips to deal with cyberbullying

Make sure your child knows they can share anything that upsets them online with a trusted adult. Watch Childnet’s Captain Kara video ‘T for Tell’.

Never retaliate – remind your child that saying mean things back to a bully makes the situation worse.

Save the evidence – encourage your child to save messages, photos and screenshots of online bullying as proof to show to a trusted adult.

Explore the games and apps your child uses together and find report and block buttons to understand what they do

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