The Macquarie Dictionary (Sixth Edition, 2013) defines a cyberbully as: 

noun (plural cyberbullies)
1.  a person who bullies another using email, chat rooms, social network sites, etc.

verb (t) (cyberbullied, cyberbullying)
2.  to bully (another) in this way.

Often, cyberbullying is discussed as a particular problem for children, specially teenagers. However, OHPI believes that anyone can be cyberbullied, regardless of their age.

Below is a list of our publications documenting, reporting and highlighting instances of cyberbullying. 



OHPI also produces submissions for governments and white papers for the industry.

March 10, 2014: OHPI’s Submission to the Australian government on Online Safety



OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.

January 20, 2016: Children’s e-Safety Commissioner launches a six-month report 

January 5, 2016: WIN: misogynistic bullying account terminated

January 3, 2016: Social Media Violence Against Women: Carla’s tale of a misogynistic bully 

November 25, 2015: When does disagreement become hate?

September 16, 2015: Facebook to add a new “dislike” button

September 3, 2015: Where do trolls come from and how to we stop their cyberbullying?

August 26, 2015: Cyberbullying: Not just a teen phenomenon

August 23, 2015: Bigots target OHPI

August 21, 2015: Online Vigilantism and its perils

August 18, 2015: Cyberbullying: Tips and tools to tackle it

August 13, 2015: External Resources on Cyberbullying

June 7, 2015: New Zealand criminalises cyberbullying

June 5, 2015: Restore Australia’s cyberbullying of Mariam Veiszadeh

June 5, 2015: Online Rants and Free Speech

May 8, 2015: Steps taken by Twitter to combat abuse

March 8, 2015: An experience of online violence against women (Australian feminist Caitlin Roper shares her experience of misogynistic cyberbullying)

February 24, 2015: Parents’ Congress to tackle the issue of cyberbullying

January 2, 2013: Bike rage and the aggressive cyclist lobby

October 26, 2013: Digital Self Harm

October 5, 2013: The problem of cyberbullying trolls


Commentary & Media Coverage

September 3, 2015: Radio interview about OHPI’s work combating online hate (K-Rock FM)

September 1, 2015: Calls for online trolls to face harsher legal consequences (3AW)

June 30, 2015: OHPI interviewed on Joy 94.9

June 22, 2015: OHPI quoted in a UNESCO report on online hate

June 20, 2015: Facebook Fails to Protect Free Speech Against Hate

June 4, 2015: Who’s Ben Garrison

June 4, 2015: Article on OHPI’s assistance to Ben Garrison

April 7, 2015: Hackers target Jews online

March 7, 2015: Australian feminist shares her experience of online misogyny (Press release)

March 5, 2015: OHPI welcomes new laws (Press release)

December 15, 2014: New tool in fighting online hate (Australian Jewish News)

December 11, 2014: OHPI: Tracking down the data to combat online hate (The Big Smoke)

December 10, 2014: Hitting Back Against Hate (MX)

December 9, 2014: Fight Against Hate Launched (OHPI Press Release)

October  27, 2014: Facebook: Increased reporting is not the answer to cyberbullying