When someone is attacking us with words, images, videos or physical violence, the first thing we need to do is make it stop. Its not OK, and nobody deserves it, no matter what they have or haven't said or done.
The Big Numbers of Young People
IN ONE YEAR... ALL BECAUSE OF THINGS SAID OR SHARED ONLINE
Offline, you can try and avoid someone but if they are in your school, we know really that's impossible. Online, it can be equally tricky to get away from someone who is targeting you but your emotional health and wellbeing is worth more than your follower count. It is really important that you do everything you can to stop the person hurting you further in whatever way they have been targeting you.
Click on the logo below to jump to the site of the network the person is using to target you for their instructions on how you can REPORT and BLOCK someone...
This is the most important of the three. And the most difficult.
It isn't easy to talk to people about what happens ONLINE. Problem is, without the help of other people, its really unlikely that that it will stop. That photo will keep on circulating, that comment will keep appearing and every time you try to play multiplayer, there they'll be.
The best thing you can do is talk to a TRUSTED ADULT. Like a parent/carer, family member, teacher, activity leader, sports coach... Someone you trust and can be honest with. Tell them how what's happening is making you feel, and tell them you want them to help you make it stop.
And talk to your MATES too. The real ones who aren't spreading rubbish about you on Instagram. Let them help you build up the courage to talk to your TRUSTED ADULTS. Maybe they'll even go with you and back you up. That's what mates are for.
And if you can't imagine talking to your family or your friends, then CALL CHILDLINE.
People think you have to be in really serious trouble to talk to Childline, but actually they will talk to anyone about anything and can really help. Check the video for more info.