Online bullying: speak out
Being bullied can make you feel upset, lonely, isolated or worried about telling someone what’s happening. If you’re being bullied online, by text message, on a social network or in a game it might feel like there is no escape. It can be scary too if you don’t know who’s being nasty or why.
Whatever has happened, online bullying can be stopped.
If you are being bullied it’s NEVER OK. It’s not your fault and you have the right to get help to make it stop.
There are a lot of different ways to cope with bullying, an important first step is to tell someone what’s happening.
You might not feel ready to talk to an adult, but do speak to a friend. Or, if you want to talk to someone who doesn’t know you, you can talk to someone at Childline confidentially by calling 0800 1111.
Don't hide it!
If you're being bullied, an important first step is to tell someone what's happening. Watch this video of how a boy dealt with online bullying by calling Childline.
Where to get help
If you’re being bullied there’s lots of help and advice out there.
Talk to someone
On the Childline site you can find out more about online bullying. Being bullied can really knock your confidence so they also provide tips on ways to be assertive which can help deal with bullying and build up your self-esteem.
You can also speak to a counsellor on 0800 1111.