WATCH — Worried about cyberbullying? What it is and what you can do about it

Story by CBC Kids News • 2022-09-21 10:32

Half of Canadian kids report witnessing cyberbullying

As you head back to school, you may be worried about bullying incidents while you’re there.

But it can also happen online.

Cyberbullying is online bullying, abuse or harassment.

It happens over the internet, including on social media and on messaging apps.

Three in 10 Canadian kids say they’ve been cyberbullied, according to the RCMP.

About 50 per cent of kids say they have witnessed cyberbullying.

Bullying over social media or messaging apps can follow kids wherever they have a phone or device, making it hard to escape.

But there are people who can help.

Watch this video to learn more about cyberbullying and what you can do if you witness or experience it.

If you or someone you know is experiencing cyberbullying, there are resources you can turn to, including Kids Help Phone.

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