14 August 2017

Cyberbullying Leaves a Trail

Many young people are unaware that everything they say and do online leaves a 'digital footprint' and although they may have deleted a message, picture or website, this can never fully be deleted.

If your child has been cyberbullied, here are a few tips for how you can save and report the evidence:

Mobile phones: Download and print the message or take a photo of the message on the screen with your camera. For nuisance calls or messages you can contact your mobile phone service provider and for threatening calls or messages, contact the police.

Online content: If content is posted on a website you need to contact the website directly. Most social networking sites (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter, MSN) have pages where you can report 'inappropriate' behaviour. Alternatively, you can find more information of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website at: https://www.esafety.gov.au/eSafety for parents - Cyberbullying

Mr Warwick Norman

Friendly Schools and Families Coordinator