Bullying on social networks

Cyberbullying (online bullying) on social networks can happen to anyone at any time. Social networks should be a place where you can connect with friends and share stuff. It can be really hard if you’re being bullied online but we’re here to help.

what you can do

Often the first thing to do is block the person doing the bullying and report them to the website. This can sometimes help get the bullying stopped. But each social network is different and it’s not always easy to know how to deal with online bullying on different sites.

That’s where this page can help. We’ve got lots of advice on how to block and report people who bully on different apps and sites.

 

Things you can do to get help:

Report sexting or bullying onLine

Lots of social media sites can help you if you're being bullied or if people are bullying you online.

Here’s how to report sexting or bullying on:

After you’ve made a report

Not all sites will take content down straight away, and sometimes they might not take something down when you’ve made a report.

Remember that you can keep making reports if you are concerned about something, but it can also help to talk to an adult you trust.

Even when you’ve reported something it can still have an effect on you. No matter what’s happening you can talk to Childline or get support from other young people on our message boards.

Get help with bullying videos and live streaming

When a video of someone bullying you is posted online it can make you feel worried or helpless. This could be videos that others have shared of you or people live streaming and saying mean things about you. Even if it's a video of someone else it can feel shocking or upsetting.

If people are sharing videos of bullying online, there are things you can do.

3 things to try if someone's uploaded a video of you

  • report the video on the site it appears
  • don't comment on the video - it could make the bullying worse
  • talk to someone about it.

 

Watch: How to cope after bullying

Watch: How to help a friend who's being bullied

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