DON’T BE A BULLY

Central Otago Mirror - - FUTURE FARMING EXPO -

Online bul­ly­ing is rife in New Zealand. Any­one think­ing of hid­ing be­hind so­cial me­dia to post ma­li­cious com­ments or in­crim­i­nat­ing pho­tos to bully other peo­ple should be­come fa­mil­iar with the Harm­ful Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Act first.

If your chil­dren are on so­cial me­dia, reg­u­larly make sure both they and you feel com­fort­able about what they’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. If they are be­ing bul­lied, don’t be afraid to get their school in­volved. If it’s you, don’t be afraid to block or re­port the troll to so­cial me­dia ad­min­is­tra­tors. If that doesn’t help, re­port them to the po­lice.

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If your child is be­ing bul­lied, don’t be afraid to get their school in­volved.

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