Cyberbullying, also referred to as online bullying, refers to the intentional and repeated use of digital communication tools such as internet platforms, social networks, emails, chat rooms or text messages to harass, threaten, defame or humiliate other people. Cyberbullying can take many forms, such as spreading rumours, posting offensive content or pictures, leaving hate comments or deliberately excluding people from groups or discussions. Cyberbullying can have serious negative effects on the victims' mental health, self-esteem and social relationships and should therefore be taken seriously.

of learners in Germany have already had experiences with cyberbullying.

Source: German Youth Institute (2020)

of the learners surveyed have had experiences with cyberbullying in homeschooling. In particular, social networks and messenger services were used as a platform for cyberbullying.

Source: German Children's Fund (2021)

of learners surveyed in Germany have experienced cyberbullying in the last 6 months. Girls are affected more often than boys.

Source: DAK (2020)

Cyberbullying, also known as online bullying, is a growing problem in schools in Germany. A recent study by Techniker Krankenkasse found that 18% of learners have already had experiences with cyberbullying. The consequences for the children and young people affected can be severe and can even lead to mental illness.

Besides spreading via social networks and messenger services, so-called sexting, i.e. sending sexual content such as photos or videos, is also a major problem in connection with cyberbullying at schools. According to a study by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, 7% of 14- to 15-year-old girls have already had experiences with sexting.

To counteract the problem of cyberbullying in schools, preventive measures and education are of great importance. Learners should be sensitised to recognise signs of cyberbullying at an early stage and to react appropriately. They should also be educated about the consequences of cyberbullying and learn how to get help in case of an incident.

Thanks to our many years of experience, we have succeeded in developing effective measures to actively combat cyberbullying. In doing so, we not only address the victims of cyberbullying, but also the perpetrators. Only through a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of cyberbullying can effective prevention take place in the long term.

Our project on cyberbullying in schools aims to educate learners about the effects of online bullying and to support them in defending themselves against cyberbullying. We offer interactive project days for learners, providing them with the skills and knowledge to recognise and combat cyberbullying.

Our programmes cover topics such as online safety, digital behaviour and empathy online. We want to help learners develop digital skills that not only help them defend themselves against cyberbullying, but are also useful in other digital situations such as online shopping or social media marketing. With our project, we want to contribute to making schools a safe place where young people can learn free from bullying and discrimination.


If you would like to know more about our offer, please contact us. We will help you to effectively counteract cyberbullying in your school.