16/11/2009 06:20 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Cyberbullying - What Is That?

Provided by DCSF

Unfortunately, bullying isn't new. But for young people growing up in a digital world, cyberbullying is on the rise

Cyberbullying is when someone uses digital means like the internet or a mobile phone to deliberately harass, threaten or humiliate someone else.

Email, social networking sites and mobile phones allow young people to experience social connections in new and exciting ways. But previously safe and fun environments can become a source of anxiety if abused.

Cyberbullying is the most common problem faced by people online, so it's worth every parent taking the time to familiarise themselves with the problem and what they can do to prevent and respond to it.

Find out more about Anti-Bullying Week here