Info for young people

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Looking around today, it is hard to find a part of our day to day lives that hasn’t been touched by the world wide web.

However, as is so often the case, with great power comes great responsibility. The Internet gives us an incredible window into the world but it’s up to each of us that we use the net responsibly.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is all about working to make the Internet a safe and positive place to be. But with recent stories in the press about antisocial behaviour on social media sites it’s no wonder parents and schools are concerned about keeping young people safe from cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying is a significant issue facing young people today, and according to Safer Internet Day research in 2013, as many as 41% of 7–11 year olds knew someone who had been cyberbullied

That’s why we’ve created some tips in the infographic below with AVG to support Safer Internet Day 2015.

Don’t forget that the biggest impact we can have to reduce cyberbullying is to model kindness and respect both online and off – stay safe, fun and connected.

You can follow the Anti-Bullying Alliance on Twitter @ABAonline

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E safety leaflet for children - now in 11 languages (produced by Childnet)

A factsheet about cyberbullying – This factsheet has been written by Mencap and will help you determine what cyberbullying really is, how it differs from other forms of bullying and gives you advice as to what you should do if you are affected and who you should call.

Ciara Lawrence’s top tips for keeping safe online – Following the success of Anti Bullying Week 2013 – The Future is Ours, Safe, Fun and Connected Ciara Lawrence remembers her past bullying experiences and shares seven top tips on Mencap’s website to stay safe online.

Q&A with ABA on cyberbullying - from Sophos, IT security company

Film on cyberbullying #breakthecycle from Wiltshire Council's Young Commissioners. Developed for Anti-Bullying Week 2013 to try and encourage young people to speak out against cyberbullying, and offer others help and support online if they see something that they themselves would be upset by. The hope is that this film will reach some of the ‘bystanders’ or those young people who may find themselves caught up in online bullying without even realising they are doing it.

Advice from Childnet on Video Chat and Webcams is now available to read online or download. The advice is aimed at young people using video chat services such as Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts and provides top tips and technical advice for using video chat and webcams safely. Childnet worked with a group of pupils from Hatchend School who provided ideas for improving the advice and helped make sure it is relevant to young people and the way they use video chatting services.

Childnet Online reputation checklist for teens This new resource for teenagers from Childnet is designed to help young people manage online reputation issues in a simple and practical way, and create a positive digital footprint.

Cyberbullying infographic This Infographic illustrates the impact of cyberbullying and has been created by Osiris Educationalfrom a guest blog by Adrienne Katz, author of 'Cyberbullying and e-safety'

Childnet International, Know it all - suite of education resources designed to educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet

This list is not comprehensive and inclusion does not necessarily imply endorsement or recommendation by the ABA. For guidance on using anti-bullying resources go to Resources.

If you would like to suggest resources to be added to this website please email

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