Bullying can happen even while schools are closed during coronavirus and you’re not seeing people at school.

A lot of us are spending more time online at the moment, so it’s important to understand what cyber-bullying is and what you can do about it. When someone uses any sort of technology to bully you, that’s cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is stuff like people sending you nasty messages, posting mean photos of you, or saying horrible things about you online. 

Whether it happens online or face to face, bullying is about…. 

– being made to feel small

– being teased

– having rumours spread about you

– being ignored and left out

– being threatened.

7 tips if you’re being bullied while school is closed:

  1. you can still get help even though you’re not at school
  2. keep screenshots of any nasty messages or images that you receive
  3. tell someone you trust or get in touch with Childline to talk about your feelings and what you could do
  4. change your social media profiles to private
  5. un-follow people who are upsetting you
  6. remove yourself from any groups online where people aren’t being kind 
  7. block anyone who is sending you messages you’re not happy with.

If you’re being bullied, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. Respectme has lots of tips and videos to help you think about your options.