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dolphintiger12
As I'm only 10 years of age I play on roblox and minecraft but this topic is mainly roblox. I went on it earlier and I got cyberbullied because of my age and people were saying "dolphins a idiot" and I said I'm not then I ask are you guys 10 - 19 and they awnsered above 14 but somone said 10 so I felt confident to say mine but then they started teasing me :( I just want to play happily! Not people being mean to me!
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GamerGirl
Unfortunately the gaming world is having a tough time with Cyberbullying and abuse within the players. It does take being a little bit thick skinned when gaming and trying your best to ignore the abuse or mute/block it if possible but nonetheless it's hard to deal with. Try and remember to enjoy the game and just feel sorry for the people being bullies - they must have very boring or unhappy lives!
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CybersmileTeam
Hi DOLPHINTIGER12, sorry to hear about the cyberbullying you are suffering. Feel free to email us at [email protected] to be allocated a support advisor who will help you with this. Well done for speaking out, very brave : )
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kitty
Very very brave as cybersmile said your not the only one getting bullied on games I get bullied on games alot so I usually go for walks or runs to stay in fit and clear my mind too!! it helps keep ke from being upset you should try it dolphin!!
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Suzanne
Don't let them get to you DOLPHINTIGER12, the game is just as much yours to play as it is theirs. Just ignore them, keep practicing and use their meanness to make you play better than them!
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GamerGirl
Hi, I've been thinking about your situation and think you should do a little bit of reading up to help you be prepared for the bullies! I found this page on the Cybersmile website, although it's for teenagers you seem all grown up so I think it will work for you too! Good luck : ) www.cybersmile.org/advice-help/category/advice-for-teenagers
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Marti
Block and mute the bullies Dolphine. If people can't play online without picking on a you then you shouldn't have to look at it. Block the idiots and enjoy your game!!
You could try reporting them but most gaming platforms don't seem to have much in the way of support so unfortunately you may just have to look after yourself if you want to avoid the bullies.
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David85
Don't let the gaming bullies get you down Dolphine. These types of people are sad and lonely so don't let them get to you, stay strong and get help from the cybersmile team if you need it.
:)
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Jules92
Stay strong Dolphin, and well done for speaking out about it on the forum. Just keep the chat off or block anyone who you don't like. You have a right to play without being picked on. Mine craft is massive so you will find some nice people on there.
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Sheepsies
There is no reason to feel bad about these people, they have no reason to bully you(because there never is) , if they do you know that its their problem, not yours. Chin up ^_^
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Surferchickita
I agree with others, very very brave of you to tell us about this and ask for help. I know it's hard, but take no notice of them, they're being mean for no reason at all! So you're younger than the others, you'll grow up, they were all 10 at some point. You certainly are not an idot at all, I know we've only ever spoken on here, but you strike me as an intelligent t you person, with tons of potential. Everyone has potential and has things they are good at, just like everyone has hobbies, if you like gaming then don't let them ruin your fun! You could alway create a new account and you don't have to disclose your age, if you don't want to. As cybersmile said, there always the [email protected] email if you need to speak to someone privately, they're really good :) We're all here for you too, stay strong x
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GamerGirl
Yes we are all here for you x
Originally posted by Surferchickita
I agree with others, very very brave of you to tell us about this and ask for help. I know it's hard, but take no notice of them, they're being mean for no reason at all! So you're younger than the others, you'll grow up, they were all 10 at some point. You certainly are not an idot at all, I know we've only ever spoken on here, but you strike me as an intelligent t you person, with tons of potential. Everyone has potential and has things they are good at, just like everyone has hobbies, if you like gaming then don't let them ruin your fun! You could alway create a new account and you don't have to disclose your age, if you don't want to. As cybersmile said, there always the [email protected] email if you need to speak to someone privately, they're really good :) We're all here for you too, stay strong x
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Positivity_Online_Always
Hello dolphintiger,
I havn't actually suffered cyberbullying myself, but I can imagine how it must feel. I don't really play games like that where you can interact and message other players because 1. I am not allowed and 2. I don't want people to say mean things. Actually, I'm not allowed on ANY social media but I was allowed this because you cannot REALLY get cyber bullied. However, I do know how it feels to be bullied in person so it must feel SOMETHING like that. I got but bullied in kindergarten by some older kids and I did LOTS of craft projects to keep my mind off that. PS, I am your age too.
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Positivity_Online_Always
Hello dolphintiger,
I havn't actually suffered cyberbullying myself, but I can imagine how it must feel. I don't really play games like that where you can interact and message other players because 1. I am not allowed and 2. I don't want people to say mean things. Actually, I'm not allowed on ANY social media but I was allowed this because you cannot REALLY get cyber bullied. However, I do know how it feels to be bullied in person so it must feel SOMETHING like that. I got but bullied in kindergarten by some older kids and I did LOTS of craft projects to keep my mind off that. PS, I am your age too.
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kirsty123
Don't let the bullies get You down
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Broadwayer
Hello dolphintiger,
I havn't actually suffered cyberbullying myself,but I have been bullied before. I was bullied through out middle school and high school but I can imagine how you must feel. I agree with the others. You are very brave to come and ask for help. I know it's hard but ignore them. So you're younger than the others, so what? The point of playing is so YOU can have fun. If gaming is what you like to do, then keep on doing it.
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heidilynnrussell
Hey DolphinTiger,
Has the situation gotten any better for you since you posted this three months ago?
You know what, my kiddo plays Minecraft a lot, and he's 12. He goes through the same thing that you experienced. Our rule in our house is that he's not allowed to wear headphones, so that I can hear what other kids are saying to him. Then, if he gets in a bad situation, he takes a break from the game. We talk about what kids said to him and some things that he can say back. We come up with secret strategies so that it won't happen in the future. And he also is very good about protecting other kids and stands up for them if someone is mean to them.
Being on Cybersmile is a great idea for you, because you can get support here! You also might want to allow your mom, dad or older sister or brother to sit with you while you play your games. I don't interfere with my kid's game, but I work on my computer while he plays. If he gets "in trouble," then I whisper how he can handle it. Sometimes it's good to have a parent around to "have your back."
I hope things have gotten better for you. Just stay in touch with positive people, and don't let mean kids make you feel badly! You know you're a beautiful person, so keep telling yourself that!
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dolphintiger12

In reply to heidilynnrussell

Wow what a great idea! And some things have got better I would ask mum but she's a teacher and she works a lot I could ask and try but I doubt it but when I normally play minecraft I play with my friend Rune and she helps a lot and I protect her to! But if they go to far I (can't help it!) Swear at them or get my mum in this case. I will definitely try this thanks so much
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OscarSosa
I think you should play and only talk to people who want to play with you. If someone is something you don't like ignore them. It's sometimes really easy to talk back to someone talking back to you. Have fun and play, never get discouraged. And like another cybersmiler said. When you don't want to play anymore, go outside and get sunshine. The warm feeling always helps me feel good.
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heidilynnrussell

In reply to dolphintiger12

Sorry, DolphinTiger, I've been away from the site for a couple of weeks and just saw your reply. I had a thought ... if your mom is a teacher and works a lot, that's a little bit different from our situation at my house. I work at home, so I am *always* in the background when my boy is playing.
If you think someone is getting too mean, it's important to either block them or, if you consider them a friend, tell them that they are "busting your bubble." That's a phrase we use here a lot: "You are busting my bubble. Stop what you are doing, or we will have to stop playing."
Sometimes people don't know that they have gone too far. They are playing and kidding, but that phrase will help them see that your feelings are hurt. Those who are kind people will stop and apologize.
Those who are NOT kind and are bullies will keep going. And that's when you stop playing with them.
It's important to see the difference, because you might have a friend who is having a bad day but is not a bully. The phrase, "You are busting my bubble" makes people pause and think. Then they have a choice. They can apologize and play nicely. Or they will continue with their bad behavior. It's a good little test. But be prepared, because if you choose to do it, be ready to hit the "End Game" button. And then don't join them in another game unless they truly apologize for being mean.
Hope this makes sense, and make sure to give your mom a big hug and tell her how much you appreciate her! She will love it.
--Heidi