What do I do if my tamariki is being bullied?
Cyberbullying is bullying that makes use of Facebook, Tumblr or other social media, email, chat rooms, blogs and mobile phones. Sometimes, it can be easier for bullying behaviour to happen using technology because people can remain anonymous or pretend to be someone else. It can also be easier to be cruel to someone when you don’t have to see how upset they become. Often, this type of bullying can feel worse for the target because they can’t escape the messages and posts or pictures can be spread around very quickly to a lot of people.
If someone is bullied at school they are also more likely to be cyber-bullied.