How to cope with being Bullied Online

This week is anti-bullying week so I’m posting this to help raise awareness. More things need to be done to tackle the issue of bullying and people need to speak up more about being bullied. I hope that one day I can share my story with you all.

I don’t really know how I’m writing this as when I was bullied online I did not cope very well. I looked like I did from the outside but in reality, the harsh words and criticisms have stayed with me ever since. I suppose I’m lucky in the fact that the bullying has stopped because circumstances have changed but here’s my advice to anyone who is being bullied online.

Do not retaliate.

As hard as it is to not tweet them something equally as horrible back because it hurt you, don’t do it. When I wanted to tweet back I used to write the tweet and then save it in my drafts as it was off my chest and that helped.

Report the account/messages/tweets.

Something I found useful (to an extent) was to report the specific account and tweets that were aimed at me. My friends used to also report them for harassment as that’s what it is and not that twitter was much help (there was no key evidence that tweet was about me so there’s nothing that twitter could do). Don’t let that stop you reporting every single thing they do. And if reporting it to twitter doesn’t do anything and you still believe it to be case go to the police. I nearly did go to the police but I was too scared as to what they would do that I didn’t. Don’t do a me, report it and get this looked into as it is a crime.

Block/mute the bully

In hindsight, I should’ve blocked the person and all the others involved straight away as it probably wouldn’t have gotten this far but I chose not to. I didn’t want to look like I cared about it when I did as it hurt. If you block the person online then it stops them from looking at your profiles – whilst this doesn’t stop them saying stuff about you it will also help you in not seeing what they are writing.

Bullying helplines:

National Bullying helpline – 0845 22 55787

Bullying UK – 0808 800 2222

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

I hope this has helped someone whether they have reported the issue or got help from the advice helplines.

Please don’t suffer in silence like I did, it ruins your life.

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23 thoughts on “How to cope with being Bullied Online

  1. Corinne and Kirsty November 14, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Since internet has become so essential in our life, bullying has taken another proportion. This anonymity internet gives… I have never been the victim of online bullying and I hope never will but will sure know where to look for info and what to do now! xx corinne

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Yeah the internet has made it easier for people to say stuff they wouldn’t dream of saying to someone’s face. Thank you xx


    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Oh me too, there’s just no need for it! Thank you, I hope they can help someone one day! X


  2. cloudyzoella November 14, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I hate bullying, and it should not be accepted in any way. I’m so glad for these tips. Love it.

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Me too. It’s so unacceptable that people think it’s ok to say things about someone else. Thank you x

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  3. andthenzen November 14, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    This is such an important topic, and one that is definitely not spoke about as much as it should be.. 😔 Thankyou for speaking out, and I’m sure your tips will help someone in their time of need! 🖤

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:09 am

      I hate the fact it’s not spoken about as much as it should be, it’s affects way more people than we think! That’s ok, thank you for reading 🖤


  4. Katie Henry November 14, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing this is so important more people need to read this.

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:09 am

      I hope more people do read it and use them to help in any situation or to pass onto someone in this situation x

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  5. alwaysopinionatedgirl November 14, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    This is a great post! In such a digital age it’s really important to think about bullying online. Some great times here – I think it can be really tempting to retaliate in anger but you’re right! X

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:10 am

      It is indeed, some people don’t realise that what they say about you in a jokey way can hurt and stick with you for life. It’s so hard not to retaliate but it’s best to leave it and carry on x

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  6. Rebecca Rose November 14, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Great post about a topic that really needs to be addressed more, im so glad I didnt go to school in an era of social media! Everything you say now, is online forever and often young people cant come home and escape the bullies, because they’re followed home to then be attacked on social media! Such a shame! xx

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Yeah I’m glad that I finished school just in time but it can happen to anyone! It is horrible that people can affected by it a home, at work and at school but people still do it! Xx


  7. Creative Nails November 14, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I hate bullying so much, I’ll never understand why/how people can treat others like it. This is such an important topic to talk about, I hope more people read this post. I’m sure you’ll help so many!


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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Me either, it doesn’t make sense! Thank you, I hope I do xx


  8. sophiaaaxo November 14, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    This is such an amazing post. Bullying is honestly so shit and I will never understand it. I honestly don’t know how people get a thrill out of being nasty to someone. I am so against bullying and it actually angers me. I am going to share this on twitter, thank you for creating this.

    I followed you back x

    Sophia xo //

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    • Liz Brannan November 15, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Neither do I! I hate it and wish I’d done more when I was being bullied as I suffered in silence for nearly 2 years. Thank you so much for sharing this as I hope it can help some people xx

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  9. jennyinneverland November 20, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had to deal with online bullying. But I think it’s great you’re putting out advice for people. Asking friends to report the accounts too will certainly help! xxx

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    • Liz Brannan November 20, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Aww there’s no need to be sorry! I just hope it can help someone as I don’t want them to suffer in silence like I did as it’s ruined my life! Yeah definitely, I got everyone I knew involved and it helped xxx


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