Online bullying

Online bullying is bullying using technology or online services or platforms, e.g. gaming, social media, messaging services, forums and chatrooms.

Online bullying can include threatening behaviour, abuse, harassment, shaming, exclusion, identify theft, malicious damage, non-consensual sharing of images/videos and coercion.

Bullying may target someone’s appearance, their sexuality, a disability, their culture, religion, social status and other characteristics. It can impact the health, well-being and self-confidence children and young people causing them to become more withdrawn, stressed and anxious.

Welsh Government guidance

Learning and teaching resources

Parent and carer workshop materials

Materials for a school to run a parent and carer workshop around online bullying.