Cyberbullying: keep your child safe online
Bullying doesn't just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying happens online and involves digital technology like mobile phones and computers. It can be more difficult to stop than physical bullying because it’s hidden. It’s important to understand the dangers of cyberbullying and how you can keep your child safe.
How cyberbullying happens
Cyberbullying is different to other forms of bullying because:
- it can occur anytime, anywhere – the victim might receive bullying messages or materials at home
- the audience to the bullying can be large and reached very quickly and easily if messages are passed around or things are posted online
- it can can be unintentional – people may not think about the consequences of sending messages or images
Safer Schools NI app
The Department of Education's Safer Schools NI app has a digital library of safeguarding resources for teachers, parents, carers and young people.
The Safer Schools NI app is free to download at the App store and Google Play stores for teachers, parents, carers, children and young people.
Schools can access the Schools Registration link and download the app link to the App and Google Play stores: