Looking for Cyber-Bullying support services? the lowdown are here to help! We offer free counselling and advice to young people across Northamptonshire including: Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Oundle, Rushden & Towcester.

NOW - fullYou are being cyber bullied if someone else is making you feel hurt, threatened, scared or intimidated through images or messages on your phone, social networks (like Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook) or your computer.

Cyber bullying can happen to anyone, whatever age, and it can feel very difficult to deal with. Just because it’s not physical bullying, like hitting or punching, doesn’t mean it’s any less serious.

It is a very serious crime which can have a big impact on you, affecting your confidence, self-esteem and mental health.

Cyber bullying has been in the news a lot recently, so there’s an increasing amount of support available now.

You’re not alone

According to Ditch the Label’s “The Annual Bullying Survey 2016” [1][2] 74% of those who have been bullied, have, at some point been physically attacked. 17% have been sexually assaulted and 62% have been cyber bullied. Girls are twice as likely to experience persistent cyber bullying than boys, and abusive emails and text messages are the most common methods.

We can help

We helped 142 people like you deal with BULLYING (including Cyber Bullying) last year. You don’t have to cope alone if you are being cyber bullied, or are cyber bullying others. You might be afraid to ask for help at first, be we understand what you’re going through and can help you to find the confidence to deal with it.

In January 2016, we launched our “NOW IS THE TIME” Anti-bullying Campaign to help every school, college and educational facility within the county protect you and other young people from all types of bullying.

Get in touch if you’re worried about cyber-bullying

Drop in, make an appointment or call us on 01604 622223 for free, confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support. We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you.

[1] Ditch the Label: The Annual Bullying Survey 2015: UK Bullying Statistics 2015. [2] 8,850 young people aged 12-20 participated in the Ditch the Label 2016 survey.

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