17th Sep 2013
The charity has put together a range of free advice to explain how people can act online so they don’t give cyber-bullies any chance to target them.
BulliesOut works with the bullied, bullies and bystanders to raise awareness, educate and provide support which can prevent bullying in schools and workplaces.
The new website section highlights how bullies can target victims in a number of different ways – including through online gaming, using location-based technology, by grooming, through text messaging and social media, by stealing passwords, trolling or sexting.
By offering an explanation of how bullies use these different methods to target potential victims, the website gives advice on how people of all ages can protect themselves online.
“While cyber-bullying is no longer a new phenomenon, bullies are continuing to discover new ways to target people online,” said BulliesOut chief executive Linda James.
“While many people understand the general idea of cyber-bullying, we felt it was important to highlight and explain the different ways that modern technology can be used to target unsuspecting victims.
“Not only does our new website section offer help to individuals who want to know how they can be the target of a cyber-bully, but also gives anyone working with young people or adults in a work environment a resource they can use to advise others on how they can protect themselves.”
To find out more visit www.bulliesout.com/cyber-bullying
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