Net NASTIES

Cyberbullying

If you start getting annoying, nasty or rude texts, remember don't reply, but do keep a record of it.

If any of these things bother you, talk to an adult you trust or report it to your school or mobile phone operator.

Make sure you have enabled your MSN or Instant Messenger to save all your conversations; you will then have evidence of any conversations that make you feel unhappy or hurt. You can learn how to do this on the digital footprints part of the site

If you ever see any hurtful or abusive images or text about you, or someone you know, on a SNS or website, then know how to take a screenshot as this will act as a further form of evidence. You can learn how to do this on the Chat part of the website

If you are not sure where to start you can speak to a CyberMentor. These are young people who have been trained to help other children.  It doesn't matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you're being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to listen and support you. Select this link for more information http://cybermentors.org.uk

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