It's very upsetting to get abusive emails, instant messages and to have nasty websites or social network profiles set up to invite people to post offensive remarks about you so called Cyber Bullying.
There are ways that people who send emails can be tracked by internet service providers and the police. All emails carry information which shows the path the email has taken to get to your computer.
Internet service providers have contact email addresses for complaints about email and Cyber Bullying coming from their network and this will normally be firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com or whichever system the sender is using...
Happy slapping is the wrong description for an assault in which the attack is filmed. There's nothing happy about it, it's a bit like calling someone who steals a car and kills someone a 'joyrider'.
Bullying UK started to get complaints about happy slapping in November 2004. The first incidents took place in the London area, often on buses and trains, and quickly spread to the school playground and street.
What is happy slapping?
The assault usually involves a stranger being hit over the head while other members of the gang take photographs/video on their camera phones. The pictures are then circulated by mobile phone or put on the internet. In recent months happy slapping has become an...
We all think it's great to film video on our mobile phones or camcorders but put safety at the top of the list of screen credits!
Don't get yourself into a situation which might embarass you and don't take pictures of other people which might embarass them and get you into trouble.
Like other social networking websites YouTube is not for people under the age of 13.
If you EVER come across anything on the internet, whether it's on a social networking website or anywhere else, where people are making suggestions to you that make you feel uncomfortable or upset, please tell your parents or another adult.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and...
Anyone can set up a professional-looking website. All it takes is a simple software package and a couple of hours.
Just because these sites don't contain unsuitable content doesn't mean they are safe. There are no laws to protect young people who go to these websites looking for help.
The people who run these websites are not usually checked by the Criminal Records Bureau as they would have to be if they were working with young people in real life, and they're not registered charities. They may also be based abroad rather than in the UK.
Bullying UK has come across many websites which caused us concern. Some pose such risks to the young people using them that they have been reported to the police...
Chris Conwell, founder of Mobiles.co.uk, shares his views on how young people can keep themselves safe and combat the problem when it happens - buk
Bullying, of course, is nothing new. However, the fact that many children and young people now own a mobile phone has given rise to a new form of bullying; one which can take place 24/7 and even intrude into your home or personal space, where you would otherwise be safe from harassment.
Roughly one in seven or 14% of young people have been threatened or harassed by mobile phone - either by someone they know or anonymously. The type of bullying can be...
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