I’m being bullied online

Bullying is when someone else is doing something intentionally to hurt us.

If you’re being bullied online, on social media, through messaging apps or in a game, it might feel like there’s no escape. It can make you feel upset, lonely and humiliated. You may be finding it difficult to tell someone about it.

But whatever has happened, online bullying can be stopped and it is never your fault. Bullying can take many forms including:

  • Teasing and name calling to try and upset the other person
  • Leaving someone out of a group on purpose, this can be in group chats or in online games
  • Spreading rumours, gossip or lies to make another person look bad
  • Pretending to be someone else online (impersonation) so that they can share nasty or embarrassing things online without people knowing who’s doing it (anonymously)

Are you being bullied on the internet?

Here are some things you can do if you’re being bullied online

If you see someone else being bullied, report it, and talk to them about how they can get help.