Bullying and cyber safety

DID YOU KNOW?

•  Young people who are bullied are more likely to refuse to go to school or play truant and they can fall behind
•  Young people who are bullied often have really low self confidence
•  Young people who give out personal information over the internet might put themselves at risk of exploitation by adults
•  Young people can be exploited to perform sexual or violent acts on webcams, camera and video phones.  Once posted it is extremely difficult, if not impossible to have this content removed or to stop its distribution. This can risk their future education or job opportunities
•  Young people who post sexual material on the internet about themselves or a boyfriend or girlfriend can get into trouble with the police

The DSCB e-safety group has published lots of good resources on how to prevent and support young people who are being bullied. Click here for more information