About Cyber Bullying
Cyber bullying can be defined as the use of the internet, cell phones or other electronic devices to send, share or post images, text or such material to embarrass another person.
What is typical about cyber bullying is that a bully can continue to send messages, emails and comments
inspite of being told not to keep contact. What bullies enjoy about cyber bullying is that they can embarrass or cause emotional harm to a person by posting material on forums to share it with many other people at the same time.
Who are cyber bullies?
Some Cyber bullies spend a lot of their time on the net. Some are skilled in hacking email IDs, and are well versed with other computer techniques. Bullying that took place in the school hallways and on playgrounds is now also happening online. Teenagers know about cyber bullying and use it to insult a person among larger groups, post sexual comments, create – images or videos in compromising situations and post them,
With easy access to the internet, children of any age group know about cyber bullying. This is what is different and dangerous about cyber bullying. Research has indicated that boys are more excited about cyber bullying as compared to girls. However, girls are also tempted to get involved in online activities to bully by the time they reach middle school. The only intention behind cyber bullying is to intentionally harm a person, insult, damage his image and threaten him online.
About cyber bullying activities
Cyber bullies make sure that their messages or negative comments are shared with maximum people, taking care to hide their identity so that they can continue bullying victims.
Cyber bullies use different tricks such as:
- use fake identity to trick other persons
- spread rumors, gossip or comment falsely on victims
- post images of victims without approval
- text unpleasant or mean messages
- cunningly draw out personal information from the victims
- send threatening messages
- post hate speeches or attach abusive comments
- write sexual remarks
- disclose victims personal data such as name, address or place of work
- attack with group messages or instant derisive messages
What bullies like about cyber bullying
Cyber bullies are not sensitive to feelings of others whom they target. They are excited about taking the controlling other people’s computers and attacking without coming into the picture.
Cyber bullies behave the way they do because they:
- assume they will never be caught
- don’t consider the consequences of their actions
- don’t care about hurting other people or damaging their image in society
- enjoy the thrill of invading other people’s privacy
- think there’s nothing wrong about cyber bullying
- are probably instigated by friends
Dangers of cyber bullying
Cyber bullying is a cause of concern for today’s young generation. Cyber bullying is another form of bullying and is as damaging as any other form of bullying. A large number of teens are anxious about cyber bullying and are disturbed by such unpleasant experiences.
Victims of cyber bullying are hesitant to undertake online activities that may actually be academic or informative in nature. For fear of being targeted online, they avoid making friends or interacting with friends. They feel especially frightened when they don’t know who is harassing them. Sometimes victims may try to seek revenge and bully back through the internet.
While fear is a natural reaction, there are some teenagers who manage to deal with cyber bullies.
They are not worried about cyber bullying because they use other ways to successfully tackle cyber bullies.
- Blocking all communication with cyber bullies
- Not reading messages from strangers or cyber bullies, deleting them right away.
- Discussing the issue with other friends
- Reporting the event to Internet service providers.
Cyber bullying can be dealt with alertness and awareness of solutions to the problem. With a little cautiousness on the part of internet users, cyber bullies can be prevented from conducting harmful activities. Avoid disclosing personal information online, keep you password secret and avoid online friendship with strangers. Enjoy the world of the internet and be vigilant at the same time.
All the best,
London Life Coach & Business Coach, London UK
Certified High Performance Coach & Master NLP Practitioner
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Natalie Dee, London Life Coach works in the area of lifestyle management as a London life coach, using life coaching with confidence coaching and NLP both in London and throughout the UK, applying techniques such as NLP,EFT and Hypnotherapy to improve levels of self-confidence as well as relationships, personal health, finance and career. Life coaching London, UK and worldwide available.