At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Online Bullying Explained
This concise video has all the essential information that trusted adults need to understand on the subject of online bullying.
Bullying has existed for as long as human beings have lived in communities. The advent of mobile devices and internet-enabled technology, however, has added a troubling new dimension to such belligerent behaviour. Sadly, bullying is no longer limited to its historical orbit of the school day: victims can now be harassed through their phone, laptop, console or tablet at any time, and even in the protective environment of home. When this happens, the attacks can feel impossible to escape from – exacting an amplified toll on the target’s mental health. What’s more, the internet offers perpetrators a degree of anonymity, so cyber-bullying is even harder to monitor than its offline equivalent.