It’s unfortunate that there are people in this world who thrive on putting others down. The better you become, the more haters you attract. These people constantly criticize others and often fail to take their own advice. Now-a-days, with social media, it’s convenient for people to say whatever they please as they hide behind a computer. While the first amendment gives us freedom to express our opinions, nowhere in the constitution does it support tyrannizing others. Cyberbullying has grown to be such a big problem that it is presently a crime in 49 states.
Cyberbullying is the act of using the Internet, cell phones, video games, or other technology gadgets to send, text, or post images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.” (No Bullying 2015)
Although, we hear mostly about cyberbullying among teens – maybe you’ve caught the ABC Family movie “Cyberbu//y” aired in 2011- it happens to adults as well. It can occur among friends, co-workers, and even from people who you’ve never met. No matter your age or your relation to the bully, if you are being bullied or harassed on social media, it is important that you…
1. Do NOT retaliate.
2. Document the abuse (screenshot, record, save file, etc).
3. Report the abuse to the network provider (Instagram, Facebook, etc).
Even though bullies pick at flaws, they will never tell you that they are actually jealous of you. I know that I am not perfect. Perfection is unattainable; yet every day is another opportunity to improve – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Don’t let anyone get in the way of that!
Wish all your enemies a long life, so they can see you succeed in life.” Nishan Panwar
Do you have any additional advice to help victims of cyberbullying?