Online abuse is any type of abuse that happens on the web, whether through social networks, playing online games or using mobile phones. It also be cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or emotional abuse.
Online abuse be perpetrated by someone you know as well as strangers and may be part of abuse that is taking place in the real world (for example bullying or grooming).
Online abuse can be as distressing as any other type of abuse and it may have some serious impacts on your life.
Online abuse may also include someone share intimate videos or pictures of you without your consent. If you need support with this the Revenge Porn Helpline can help,
The best place to go for information about online safety: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
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