Before uploading a photo, think about how you’d feel if it were seen by your parents, teachers, or neighbours. Remember, you can’t control who sees your photo once it’s online so take a second to think before you upload anything.
Talking to your parents, friends, or someone you trust is usually the first step in dealing with any issue. In the case of school related bullying messages you should also talk to a teacher or guidance counsellor about it.
If something is posted on a website that is intended to be hurtful to someone, you can contact the owners of the website to get it removed.
You should report serious incidents that could be illegal. Illegal issues include someone making inappropriate sexual suggestions, racist remarks, or persistent bullying.
These incidents can be reported to www.hotline.ie – all reports are taken very seriously and passed on to the Gardaí when appropriate.
This content has been provided by the National Centre for Technology in Education.
For support, talk to your parents or another adult you trust. You can visit one of the services on the Support Services page. You can also call or email Childline 1800 66 66 66 or www.childline.ie