Best Cyberbullying Resources

As children engage in more social interactions online, cyberbullying has become a growing concern for educators. The links below are designed to help you understand, explore and learn how to respond to cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying pamphlet

UNDERSTAND

FYI

Cyberbullying is bullying through an electronic medium such as a computer or cell phone. Research indicates that one in five students are bullied online. How does this happen? What does it look like?

Decode the Lingo

Online language consists of slang terms and acronyms created to save time when typing. Texts, instant messaging, emails and social media are full of this slang, but what does it all mean?

EXPLORE

Lessons & Activities

There are many lessons and activities to engage children about internet safety and cyberbullying. WITS has compiled age-appropriate instructional materials to support student learning.

Where you live

Most regions of Canada have developed programs to address cyberbullying and harmful online social behaviours. WITS has collected the links so you can find help where you live.

RESPOND

Prevention

Schools can take a proactive approach to support respectful online behaviour and prevent cyberbullying. School-wide policies and practices promote a positive relationship with technology for everyone.

Intervention

How do you respond when someone has been a target of cyberbullying? Who do you contact? What evidence should be collected? How do you determine an appropriate response?