Online Pressures: Reaching Out

As part of our YoungMinds Vs Online pressures campaign, we are sharing a film made by BA students of the Met Film School for YoungMinds, which highlights the effects of cyberbullying but also a positive way to help your friends by reaching out to them online.

This short film depicts a young person struggling with the pressures of being connected to the online world through personified notifications.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmNE1juvhW8

Dealing with Bullies

If you’re struggling with cyberbullying these are some steps you can take for online protection and resilience:

  • Keep your settings on social media platforms highly private
  • Learn how to block and report on different social media platforms
  • Talk to someone- it could be a friend or a trusted adult like a teacher if the bullying is school related
  • Don’t engage with your bully
  • Screenshot evidence of your cyberbullying

Further Support

ChildLine is available for all young people who are concerned about e-safety or other child protection issues on 0800 1111.

Parents concerned about their child being bullied online can contact YoungMinds’ Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544

Furthermore, for a broader view of policy recommendations for young people to be able to respond positively and deal with risks they encounter online, you can download our Digital Resilience Positioning paper https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/policy/resilience-for-the-digital-world/

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