Each year, one in five young Australians aged 8 to 17 experience cyberbullying.

Australia is ranked number one in the world for bullying on social networks.

In Australia it’s against the law to use the internet or phone to harass, threaten or offend others.

If found guilty of cyberbullying crimes, the maximum penalty is three years’ imprisonment or a fine of more than $30,000.

Cyberbullying can be a crime under either NSW or national law when it involves using the internet or a phone in a threatening, harassing or offensive way; to stalk or access accounts without permission; to spread lies or hurt someone’s reputation (defamation); to encourage someone to hurt themselves.

Visit www.esafety.gov.au to learn more.