What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying, an electronic form of bullying, can include:

    • Sending nasty or insulting messages over the internet or cell phones
    • Sending or posting gossip, secrets or rumours
    • Pretending to be someone else and sending negative messages or posting negative material
    • Purposely excluding someone from an Internet group, chat room or friend list

Cyberbullying is often more harsh than face‐to‐face bullying, and it spreads more quickly, too. Cyberbullying can be extremely cruel and vicious, causing great trauma and pain for its victims. Take a look at these links to find out more information about cyberbullying, getting help and what you can do to stop it.

What can parents do?

Click on image to access our pamphlet on Cyberbullying prevention.

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