Police investigating cyberbullying in Beaufort Delta

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Warning: this article discusses suicide.

RCMP is investigating incidents of cyberbullying in Beaufort Delta communities, including Inuvik.

NNSL reported several parents reached out to the Inuvik Drum with concerns about cyberbullying on TikTok, a video sharing platform.

The article says several youth’s videos were reposted on an account called @exposingInuvik28 with subtitles suggesting they die by suicide.

Other parents say the youth have been dealing with verbal abuse for several months from a number of TikTok accounts under different aliases.

The article says there are also accounts attacking youth in Aklavik under the aliases @exposingak18 and @exposingak2021.

RCMP says as result of the incident, officers attended the school in Inuvik and gave presentations on bullying, cyberbullying and basic online safety.

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