“Technology can play a positive, productive and creative part in young people’s lives and most will use technologies responsibly.
“Unfortunately, there are a number of young people who do not, and choose to use them as a means to cyber-bully others, for whatever reason.
“Schools have a key part to play in preventing and responding to cyber-bullying through their anti-bullying policies, but unlike some other forms of bullying, cyber-bullying can be especially difficult for schools to monitor.
“The Welsh Government, through its school-based counselling strategy and anti-bullying guidance, is helping to raise awareness of cyber-bullying whilst also ensuring that proper support mechanisms are in place to support those who have been affected.
“It is imperative that we continue to train and educate not just children and young people, but practitioners too, and keep up to date with new technologies and how young people use them.
“I am confident that with the appropriate mechanisms, support and guidance in place, we will make progress in reducing cyber-bullying over the next few years. "