Together we can stop cyberbullying

Get information and tips on what to do if this issue affects you or someone you care about.

From Public Safety Canada

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of computers, smartphones or other connected devices to embarrass, hurt, mock, threaten or be mean to someone online.

It is a serious problem that affects young people every day. Three out of ten Canadian youth say they have been cyberbullied before. Cyberbullying hurts, and can have a negative impact on the self-esteem, relationships, and future lives of those involved.

There are things you can do to prevent and deal with cyberbullying if it happens to you or to someone you care about. Together, we can stop cyberbullying.

Resources for parents, caregivers, and educators

Learn what to do if your child is a target or involved in cyberbullying in any way.

Learn more about resources for parents, caregivers, and educators

Help for youth

Learn how to stop, deal with, and prevent cyberbullying.

Learn more about help for youth

Online Dangers Virtual Panel

On February 8, 2022, Public Safety Canada held a virtual panel event titled Online Dangers: Cyberbullying and Online Child Sexual Exploitation. Our panel of experts included representatives from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Kids Help Phone and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If you missed it, you can read our FAQ.

Need help or know someone who does?

Talk to someone at Kids Help Phone—a free, 24/7 confidential counselling, information and referrals, and support service for young people.
Text: 686868
Call: 1-800-668-6868

For more places to get help, visit our list of resources for parents and caregivers.

Legal consequences of cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is not just hurtful — it can have serious legal consequences. Learn about the consequences you could face if you bully or harass someone online.

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