Safety Net: Cyberbullying’s impact on young people’s mental health

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Social media companies are facing increased scrutiny from parents, professionals and Government for their response to child protection matters online, including cyberbullying. Young people have said that the response they receive from social media companies following a report of cyberbullying is slow and inadequate. This report reviews the social media companies current mechanisms and policies in the response to cyberbullying on their platforms, and outlines the key steps needed to safeguard our children and young people and ensure they have safe and positive interactions on social media.

This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Combatting Cyberbullying in a Technology-Driven World", and it is linked to the Collection "Combatting Cyberbullying during COVID-19" supporting response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.