I received an interesting comment from Neil (who I happen to know is a school teacher) on the problem of cyberbullying that is a significant problem.  Cyberbullying is the virtual form of bullying and mobbing and normally includes sending or posting of harmful or cruel text or images using the internet or other digital communication devicess. Incidences of cyberbullying can occur in chatrooms, via IM or SMS/MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), and Neil says that his experience is that it is happening on Facebook too. Cyberbullying is more intrusive than physical bullying because it is invasive, it follows the child everywhere and there is no escape.

There are some websites that provide good advice on how to deal with cyberbullying and one I can recommend is the DirectGov website on cyberbullying.