How many teens in the U.K. experienced cyberbullying in 2018?

Less than 25%
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Less than 10%
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Over 45%
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A report published in 2018 by The Children's Society revealed that 46% of children in the U.K. had experienced cyberbullying in the last 12 months

Approximately how many young people around the world have personally experienced cyberbullying or online abuse?

Approximately 10%
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Approximately 20%
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Approximately 30%
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Statistics from various worldwide reports indicate that on average over 30% of young people around the world have experienced cyberbullying or online abuse. Remember, cyberbullying can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or gender - wherever they are in the world

What is digital civility?

Remembering to ‘like’ a friend’s posts, responding to messages quickly and always sharing pictures and posts when people ask you to
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Always saying what you think people will want you to say online, rather than disagreeing with them, or offering opinions they may not agree with
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Applying the same principles and respectful behaviours online as we would when interacting with people offline
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Digital Civility means accepting your responsibility to engage with people online respectfully and with the same human compassion that you show people in your life offline. It’s all about applying the same principles of civility that you practice in real life - to your digital life

Why is digital civility important?

So we can gain more friends and followers on our social media accounts
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We don’t need digital civility
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So that we can all enjoy the benefits and freedoms that our connected world offers without the fear of bullying, judgements, threats and abuse
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Learning and practicing digital civility is essential if we are to keep the freedoms of expression that we enjoy online safe from restrictions and erosion by those who choose to use the internet as a weapon to hurt and abuse others. We have the power to shape how our online world is evolving – for the betterment of every online citizen

What is cyberbullying?

A type of digital self-harm involving abusive messages and insults being directed by the sender at themselves
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The creation and distribution of explicit, nude or semi-nude images via the internet or by mobile phone
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Using technology to frighten, abuse or harass another person with the intention of causing embarrassment, harm or distress
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Cyberbullying takes many forms and affects millions of people each year. Cyberbullying can happen through any form of connected technology such as the internet, mobile phones and social media

Why might somebody bully another person online?

Because the victim started it by being mean to the bully first
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Because everyone else is doing it
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A person cyberbullies because they are behaving as a bully and have issues that they need help with
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Whatever the underlying issues, a bully behaves in that way because they are behaving as a bully. It is not because of your opinions or what you look like or how you express your individuality. It’s because they have issues that need dealing with

Who can be affected by online abuse and harassment?

Mainly teenagers
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Mainly women and young girls
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Anyone who uses the internet or connected technology can be targeted regardless of identity, race, gender or religion
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Cyberbullying, online abuse and harassment can happen to anyone, anywhere in the world

What is netiquette?

Being able to talk with someone using emojis and abbreviations so that no one else can understand what you are talking about
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Using capital letters when you are online so that you get their full attention
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The ability to communicate effectively and responsibly online, avoiding conflict and unnecessary misunderstandings
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Netiquette is literally a modern version of etiquette - on the internet. Communicating without the benefits of face-to-face contact, body language, tone of voice and facial expression makes it difficult to convey your true intentions online. Thinking about what you are saying and how you are saying it is just as important online as it is offline. Always think before you send

Which of the following is an example of bad netiquette?

Considering the effects your post may have on other people before sharing online
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Avoiding conflict with other internet users whilst using social media
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Using capital letters all the time
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Using capital letters all the time is the same as SHOUTING for an entire conversation. Bad netiquette can create or escalate misunderstandings into something much worse, so always be mindful of what you are saying and how you are saying it

Which of the following is an example of good netiquette?

Making jokes that could be deemed as inappropriate by other people online
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Always making your opinion clear and standing up for what you believe in online – even if that means arguing with other internet users
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Asking permission before you share someone else’s personal details or images online
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Good netiquette is also about respecting other people’s privacy and sharing responsibly as well as behaving courteously. You will also find aspects of netiquette in the codes of conduct that most online communities and social media platforms have to encourage their users to engage positively with each other

Which of the following steps should you take if you are bullied or abused online?

• Tell them they have no right to bully you
• Include your friends in the conversation to get them on your side
• Start messaging the bully’s friends or contacts to let them know their friend is a bully
• Post the bully’s details online
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• Close down all your social media accounts
• Change all your passwords immediately
• Keep the problem to yourself
• Call the police
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• Do not retaliate
• Block and report the bully to the platform
• Save any evidence
• Speak to a friend, a family member, or someone that you trust
• Get professional help if you need support
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Never give a cyberbully what they want – which is a reaction. Follow these steps to ensure you stay in control of the situation, get the support you need to deal with problems effectively, and the confidence to move on

Which of the following steps should you take if you see someone else being bullied or abused online?

• Confront the bully publicly to make the victim aware that you are on their side
• Send a private message to the victim to check they are ok and let them know you are there for them
• Direct the victim to the local authorities, as they should be able to help
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• Name and shame the bully on your personal profile
• Send the bully lots of online abuse as well as commenting on all of their personal posts
• Team up with the victim to find out where the bully lives and go to their home address to confront them
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• Send a private message to let them know that you are aware of what is happening and are checking to see if they are ok
• Report any bullying or abusive behaviour to the website or platform where it is taking place, so that they can take action
• Direct them to Cybersmile for support
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Reaching out privately to reassure someone can make all the difference, especially if they are struggling with a situation. Reporting will help the platform to identify the behaviour and also alert the platform of a user that may need support. If you are not sure, simply point them to Cybersmile

Which of the following would suggest that someone is in distress online?

Talking about having no friends
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Posting a status to say that they are sad
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Talking about harming themselves or someone else
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Someone who is in distress may talk about wanting to hurt themselves or someone else, or use phrases such as, “I can’t deal with this” or “It’s too much, I can’t cope” as a cry for help. These are all signs that a person is feeling overwhelmed by a situation and needs support

What should you do if you believe someone is in distress online?

Tell them to cheer up
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Tell them to stop attention seeking
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Privately and sensitively suggest that they seek professional support, and also report your concerns to the site or platform they are using. Threats of violence should be reported to the police immediately
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Make sure you contact the person privately, not publicly. Try and be sensitive and reassuring, as you don’t know how the person is actually feeling. Your intervention could make all the difference and could empower someone to seek the help they need

How much of your self-worth is determined by what others say about you online?

All
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Some
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None
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Nothing anyone says about you online, or offline affects your value as a human being!

Who do you think is responsible for the future wellbeing of the internet?

The Government
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Social media companies, internet providers and the police
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All of us!
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Everyone who uses the internet has a responsibility to protect the freedoms that our connected world can offer. By recognising the part that each of us play in the wellbeing of the internet, we can facilitate a more tolerant and inclusive digital community for everyone