Cyberbullying is bullying someone by using an electronic medium such as social media, SMS, messaging app or email to harass or intimidate a victim. Cyberbullying is more frequent in children, but some high school or even college kids experience it. Easy access to anonymous messaging apps also influence teenagers to bully someone without identifying himself, and it makes it very difficult for victim to identify who is doing it.
Cyber bully may have begun for many reasons, but as a victim, you may not know why and how it started. It could be from hatred, jealousy or maybe for reasons you may never expect. Some people get mad for small things, and those minor things can turn into something major. To protect yourself from cyberbullying, you treat others just like how you want to be treated. When you see bullying, help the victim by being kind and be able to stand up for that person just like you hope others to do the same if you become a victim of cyber bully.
As kids getting older, they become increasingly tech-savvy and smarter at disguising their identity and harass someone without knowing the consequences. It is extremely easy for someone to hide their identity, but extremely difficult for a victim to find the culprit. The anonymous messaging apps do contribute to the growth of cyberbully, and the government authorities can't do much about it. It is unfortunate to see anonymous messaging apps, and social media sites such as the facebook and twitter became the platform for bullying people.
The fact that anyone can disguise themselves and craft hateful messages to distress and aggravate the victims without any accountability is mind-boggling. Hiding behind a scene with anonymity to send hurtful messages is a loser, but young adults don't often realize such cowardly action is a crime.
As a victim of a cyberbully, you may be frustrated, angered and even discouraged at things you do. If you express those behaviors, you're helping the culprit as that's what the person bullying you want to see. There are many who suffer from Cyberbully, and you're not alone. It is easier to be said than done, but the following should be responses to cyberbully.
Cyberbullying is one of the biggest problems we see in youth and young adults, and many have committed suicide from suffering cyber bully. The lawful legislation doesn't provide enough protection to victims, and victims by themselves cannot combat against cyberbullying. As a member of the cyber community, we all have to get involved in eliminating cyber bully and make the Internet better place to hang out.
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