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Where to get further help and advice

Useful resources

If your child is affected by cyberbullying, there are lots of places to go for more help and advice. You can also learn more about reporting bullying to social networks and services that can help offer support.

Help for parents

If you would like to speak to someone to get help with a cyberbullying issue, there are a number of telephone helplines where you can speak with a trained advisor.

  • Bullying UK

    Bullying parental advice

    Call
  • Young Minds

    For adults concerned about child mental health

    Call
  • Kidscape

    For parents concerned about a child being bullied

    Call
  • NSPCC and O2

    Advice on parental controls and social networks

    Call
  • Report sexual or grooming concerns

    Visit Site
  • Report child sexual images to IWF

    Visit Site

Helplines for kids

It may be helpful for your child to talk through their worries with a trained counsellor from organisations that have experience dealing with cyberbullying issues. There are a number of free services that can be accessed by phone, email and online chat.

Anti-Bullying Organisations

Across the UK there are a number of charities and organisations that are experts in bullying and provide a great range of information, advice and help for parents and children on their websites. Some specialise in particular issues.

Social media

Cyberbullying will typically involve social media. Here you can find information about social network sites and apps and the safety advice offered by each of the main social media providers for children and parents.

Online gaming

Cyberbullying can sometimes happen on gaming platforms and these sites offer specific advice for dealing with bullying issues associated with gaming.

Vulnerable children (SEND / LGBTQ)

Bullying is often suffered by children that have Special Education Needs and Disabilities or children either confused about their sexuality or identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Dealing with School
Schools are often the first place that parents will talk to about a cyberbullying incident. A number of organisations offer advice on how best to talk to schools and what response and action you can expect.

Cyberbullying and the Law

Thankfully most cases of cyberbullying can be resolved without the need to involve the Police, however if you find that this is a course of action you wish to take the following may be helpful.

Support & Counselling Services

Should your child need extra support, counselling or mentoring to cope with a bullying issue then these organisations may be able to provide advice and services.