Cyberbullying is commonly defined as the use of information and communication technologies to support repeated and deliberate hostile behaviour intended to harm others.
It is sometimes used as an extension to other forms of bullying, and can result in the target of bullying experiencing social, psychological and academic difficulties.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) offers a comprehensive range of information and resources about cyber safety free of charge in Australia as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to online safety. There are a host of resources to support young children, teens, parents and schools to address cyberbullying and promote cyber safety.
Click the links below to download some of these resources or visit www.cybersmart.gov.au for further information.
- Cyber safety resources
- Mobile phone safety
- Say no to cyberbullying
- Social networking
- Socialising on the internet.
ReachOut Australia also have some helpful information about cyberbullying specifically for young people. Click here for more information.