Online bullying and Reporting Abuse
Online bullying is the name given to Bullying that usually takes place online or using mobile phones. It is just as serious as any other form of bullying and if it is happening to you or someone you know then it should be reported.
1. If it happens in school then tell your tutor or go to the Student Support Office and the staff will try to help you.
2. If you have been sent an abusive message you may want to print it out as evidence before you delete it.
Make sure the print out includes the time and date it was sent and who sent it.
Any activity on the school network is logged and we can trace the activity of all network users.
1. You can get advice from the charity Beat Bullying http://www.beatbullying.org/. Once you register with their site you can talk to a trained mentor online who can help you deal with any concerns that you may have.
2. If you think that someone intends you harm or is trying to get you involved in inappropriate activities that you are unhappy about you can go to the CEOP Safety Centre http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/. You can also get advice on online bullying, Hacking, Virus', Mobile Phone Problems, Harmful Content and Grooming (Sexual Behaviour).
If you think you are in danger you should call the police immediately.