bullying isn't banter

Bullying can come in many forms including verbal, physical, social, and cyberbullying. 

It’s important to remember bullying is not OK and help is always available.

Bullying and cyberbullying

Bullying is not OK. It’s not simply ‘a normal part of growing up’, and help is always available to make things better.

What is trolling?

Online trolling can cause you to feel upset, angry and distressed. Learn what it is and what you can do about it.

Create an account

You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account. Here, you can access group chats, online communities, and 1:1 direct support with eheadspace professionals.
Understanding bullying

How to report cyberbullying 

  • Keep everything that is sent to you with screenshots, whether they’re nasty comments, pictures or messages – try to get a permanent copy of it. This is so you can show these to someone you trust later on.

  • Report any bullying to the site where it is occurring. All social media platforms have a reporting system. It’s anonymous, straightforward and depending on what you’ve reported, there’s a chance it could get taken down quickly. You can find more information about how to report content to different platforms in the eSafety Guide.

  • If after 48 hours the image or content has not been removed by the site, or if you’re feeling afraid or threatened, make a report to the eSafety Commissioner.

Read our past Group Chat transcripts


Bullying isn't banter

 Learn more about trolling and cyberbullying, and what support is available if you or your friend are being bullied online.



Learn more about what to do if you’re being cyberbullied, or if you see it happening to someone else.

Bullying is not okay

Bullying can make you feel alone, afraid, stressed and rejected. Learn more about what you can do about bullying.


Supporting young people about cyberbullying

Group chat for family and friends supporting young people. 

For family and friends

Family and friends play an important role in supporting young people who are being bullied. Learn about bullying and how to support your young person.

Resources for professionals