How to spot if a child is being bullied online, and what you can do

Data from the Office of National Statistics estimates one in five children aged 10-15 in England and Wales experienced at least one type of online bullying behaviour during the year ending March 2020, and reports suggest the problem has increased further as a result of lockdown.

For Stop Cyberbullying Day this Friday (June 18) the Safer Schools Initiative, led by safeguarding experts Ineqe Safeguarding Group in partnership with school insurer, Zurich Municipal have released guidance and tips for parents, carers and schools to help them recognise instances of cyberbullying and mitigate its impact.

What is cyberbullying?

The long-term impact of cyberbullying on a young person’s physical and mental wellbeing can be acute. But what exactly is cyberbullying?

The National Bullying Helpline defines cyberbullying as bullying and harassment using technology. This includes trolling, mobbing, stalking, grooming or any form of abuse online. Cyberbullying can be more difficult to escape than offline bullying, as this form of bullying does not stop at the school gates

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