Cyberbullying is not ok

No one deserves bullying in their life.


Being Bullied?

Being Bullied?

Whether you’re dealing with someone who pushes you around, a mystery cyber troll or a pack of venomous girls, it’s important you know how to cope with bullies.

You probably already know this, but bullying is more than just a one-off thing (like a friend calling you a name when they’re angry). It’s when someone sets out to make your life miserable. (

Do's and don'ts

Info and advice

Keep your account safe

Cyberbullying is a criminal offence

Being harassed on Facebook?

Cyberbullying getting you down?

Need someone to talk to?

Primary school age

High school age


Info For Parents

Bullies have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions. The old "sticks and stones" saying is no longer true — both real-world and online name-calling can have serious emotional consequences for our kids and teens.

21 tips to prevent kids cyberbullying

Signs your child is a cyberbully

Cyberbullying in the news

More cyberbullying in the news

Cyberbullying and harmful communications

Printable Cyberbullying guide for parents (pdf)

Digi-Parenting Simple Tips

A parents guide to Instagram (pdf)

How does bullying happen on a cell phone?

Facebook safety

What does the law say?


Info For Teachers

There are steps that schools can take to address the issue of cyberbullying, and first and foremost is to promote a culture of mutual respect and a tolerance or appreciation for diversity. Schools can provide information to students about the legal ramifications of cyberbullying as well as make it a part of the school's policy and student code of conduct with regard to the use of technology and appropriate and respectful interactions that do not compromise the physical, emotional health of students, with specific consequences detailed.
(WiredKids, Inc.).

Cyberbullying definition (pdf)

Cyberbullying vs Traditional bullying

10 ways to tackle cyberbullying

Setting a classroom policy

Classroom activities ages 11-13 and 14-17

Lesson plan

Cyberbullying Awareness and Avoidance Resource Guide


Workplace Cyberbully

Cyberbullying is a very passive form of bullying. It is as serious as any other form of workplace bullying and has the potential to be even more insidious. You can take steps to block and verify who contacts you in order to gain back some control. Remember, the bully’s nature is to try and take your power because they feel they do not have their own. (

What is workplace cyberbullying?

11 ways to deal with a work place cyberbully

What can HR do about cyberbullying?

Tips to prevent harassment

NZ work place cyberbullying numbers

Am I being bullied questionnaire?

Workplace assessment tool


We have been given an incredible opportunity through the Te Punanga Haumaru Fund, to drive a cyber-bullying awareness campaign throughout the Waitomo District. This is part of a nationwide initiative by the Te Punanga Haumaru Fund to address the issue of cyber and social networking abuse; more specifically to create a cultural shift in our communities so that together we can say 'cyber-bullying is not okay'.

The approach to this campaign has been on a number of levels. The first has been to create an overall campaign strategy and then to present that to the local school Principal's. Once the buy in had been achieved the more detailed activities have now been worked out. The next part was to utilize the local 'youth council' who helped formulate a code of conduct which is now being made available through a link to individuals own Facebook page, through the trials youth page called 'Number Twelve'. The seven points of their 'code' have been presented at 10 school assemblies within the Waitomo district through both a PowerPoint presentation and local youth speaking to this issue, and highlighting the means we can employ to bring about change. more



Code of Conduct


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