I messaged a girl 13 years after school. I tell her she looks well and good morning after she accepts my Instagram follow request. She then sends her cousin to ask me questions of how do I know her . I see no harm in her cousin message and I tell her cousin she was in school with me . Her cousin sends me awful messages on Instagram. She tells me she knows I have problems fitting in and tells me how to talk to people. She tells me if I talk like this maybe I will get a response.
I tell her cousin to just leave me alone on Instagram. Her cousin then phones her boyfriend. The boy friend who was my friend. He them starts messaging me . The boyfriend then starts messaging my boyfriend to speak to me .
I explained my story to my boyfriend and ex friend. I tell them she was in school with me . I tell them she lived on the Bluff.
I then see the girls cousin send me a message : listen here Girl stay away from my boyfriend. Take your creepy ass away . My cousin does not know you . I see the girls cousin who is called Tiana sends me a message . I never had this girls Tiana number . Yet she call of a sudden got my number. The only person who had my number other then my boyfriend was Tiana boyfriend. He was busy at work and she got my number from him and sent such an ugly message on Whats app.
I then block all of them.
I believe we need to raise a generation of girls who empower each other . We need to raise girls that will not bully each other over social media.
The problem would have been solved if Tiana’s cousin did not accept my follow request if she did not remember me from school. If Tiana’s cousin had a problem with me she should have told me on Instagram she has a problem. I would have spoken to her. I would have even set -up a video call to apologize if I upset her .
I feel we should stand-up to this kind of bullying . People need to be aware that cyber bullying is wrong.
We need to empower girls of sister hood at a young age as they will not grow-up and become ladies who bully others over a screen.
Have you ever noticed how things can become so very toxic if they get too popular? Have you ever noticed that people gain too much power when everyone starts believing all their wrongs are right? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular get all the attention whilst others are ignored entirely and just dropped? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular seem to be treated as some sort of superior celestial? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular can get very aggressive? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular can do whatever they please and still be loved? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular can get away with attacking an innocent fan with harsh words? Have you ever noticed how people who are too popular are always right even if they are so wrong…wrong to the point they take someone’s life with their untreated behaviour?
Ive had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing people slandering me and spreading fake screenshots and rumors about me all over Reddit, Lipstick Alley and Twitter the past few months. All from my BPD.
Ive been dealing with harassment online from strangers and fake accounts from people I dont know in real life.
Ive had multiple burner accounts accuse me of stalking people over simply liking and commenting on their content. Ive had people call me crazy, post my Home address and talk shit about my family.
Ive had people twist me stanning certain music artists in this huge thing that it merely isnt…been blown out of proportion and used to make me out to be someone Im not and DONT WANT to ever be.
I truly dont know what yall want from me BUT IT NEEDS TO STOP. Im an innocent 19 year old girl who makes mistakes and wants to find myself like everyone else.
- Mwaka Monze
So far one of the best experiences with college was my English comp teacher’s reaction to how quickly and mercilessly a group of 18-21 year olds will join together to cyber bully someone who pulled some fuckery
Out of the fear of posting something like this on TikTok (also because my account on there is private), can we please talk about the issue between people harassing @greaasyrats??
They posted a video (that even I admit was cringe, but theres no need for harassment) that blew up out of nowhere that people are literally sending them death threats for. The bullying ranged from people calling them cringe to people harassing them for being nonbinary, to the point where they were forced to take their pronouns out of their bio. This person is a minor.
When people have tried standing up for this person, they’re harrassed by other people. All of this because of a video that blew up out of nowhere. I’ve seen sexist and homophobic comments on ALL of their videos, and its so dumb. A teenager made a somewhat cringey video, and they’re receiving threats because of it. This is heartbreaking.
Cyberbullying: Effects and Preventing
Cyberbullying, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature, is the use of electronic communication to bully a person. As a result, cyberbullying comes in different forms. This does not necessarily imply hacking the profiles of someone or posing to be someone else. It also involves posting adverse comments about someone or spreading rumors in order to defame someone. Since everyone is caught up on the social network, it makes this access very easy for anyone to misuse.
In other words, nowadays, cyberbullying has become very popular. This involves actions to manipulate, harass and defame any individual. These aggressive acts are seriously damaging and can quickly and gravely impact someone. They take place on social media, public forums, and other websites with online information. A cyberbully is not necessarily a stranger; it may also be someone you know.
Cyber bullying can take many forms:
• Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phone
• Spreading rumors online or through texts
• Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages
• Stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages
• Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person
• Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet
• Sexting, or circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person
Many cyber bullies think it is amusing to bully others online. Cyber bullies can not know the impact of cyber bullying on themselves. When they apply for college or a career, the stuff teens post online now will reflect negatively on them later. Cyber bullies will lose their cyber bullying cell phones or online accounts. Cyber bullies and their parents can also face disciplinary prosecution for cyber bullying, and the consequences may include being registered as a sex offender if the cyber bullying was sexual in nature or involved sexting. Teens may think they won’t get caught if they use a fake name, but there are several ways to monitor someone who is cyberbullying.
According to Cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation:
✓ Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
✓ More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
✓ Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
✓ Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
How to Prevent Cyber Bullying?
• Always teach your children to never share personal information online
• Avoid posting explicit photos of yourself online.
• Never discuss personal matters on social media. In other words, keep the information limited within your group of friends and family.
• Never ever share your internet password and account details with anyone. Keep all this information to yourself alone.
• Be alert and do not click on mysterious links, they may be scams.
In conclusion, awareness is the key to prevent online harassment. From an early age, we should make kids conscious, so they are still vigilant. In addition, parents must track the online activities of their children and restrict their use. Most notably, without hesitation, cyber bullying must be reported immediately. This will deter more injuries from happening.
Delete cyber bullying, don’t write it, don’t forward it”
i-SAFE Inc., “Cyber Bullying: Statistics and Tips” [online]
Bullying Statistics, “Anti-Bullying Help, Facts, and More” [online]
Toppr, “Cyber Bullying Essay for Students and Children” [online]
October is the National Bullying Prevention month. As we all know schools are forced to execute online learning due to what we’re experiencing right now which is the COVID-19 pandemic and because of this, the numbers of cyberbullying are expected to rise. The social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the most common apps used by people who have access to the internet, some people use this for awareness and sharing information but these apps are also the most common platforms for online bullying or cyberbullying. And now that we are being connected online it makes it easier for the bullies to find their prey or their targets.
According to UNICEF(2019), “One-third of cyberviolence experienced by Filipino children are in the form of verbal abuse over the internet or cellphone, while a fourth are through sexual messages. More females received messages of sexual nature or content than males. However, twice as many males than females reported having their nude body or sexual activities, whether real or falsified, shown on the internet or cellphone.”
Cyberbullying is also bullying, it has devastating effects on people’s mental, emotional and physical well-being. This can cause fear and emotional or even physical harm. The feeling of being laughed at or harassed by others will prevent people from dealing with the problem and even in extreme cases, cyberbullying can lead to people taking their own lives. Online bullying leaves traces everywhere, meaning you can easily capture and save it as evidence. If you are someone experiencing this, you may want to stay offline and give yourself some time to recover but that doesn’t mean that getting off the internet will be your long term solution. You should also reach out for help, see if there’s someone who can listen and help you progress what’s going on, it can be a friend or an adult that you trust the most. On top of that you can report the account or the user to his/her school or workplace using the evidence that you saved. It’s not easy to be bullied but you should stand up for yourself and don’t let anyone harass and make fun of you.
If you see someone being bullied, help them. Don’t be a bystander and lend a helping hand to people who are being harassed and underestimated.
You find out that someone you have recently been cyber bullying died by suicide, and in their note they blame your online name. No one can trace it back to you, of course.
How would you feel? What would you do? Would you change anything about your life style? What do you think about the person who died?
I just went through a lot of toxic comments when I stated my opinion on something on my blog, and I wanted to emphasize something important:
Whether you be in person or over internet, kindness is important. You never know what the impact of your words could have, for good or bad.
People always complain about how terrible people in the world are, but you can help stop this toxicity. If you want the world to get better, then make it better. It’s not hard to cyber bully, but it’s not hard to stop it either.
Go listen to “Be Kind” by Marshmallow and Hasley. It’s a great song.
Should I still exist?
Am I worth the time?
They’d be so much happier if I were dead.
Maybe they’d finally realize what they’re doing to me.
I’m being driven into the ground.
I can’t breathe under the weight of all these words.
I want to just give in and drown.
I tried to tie a noose around my mind to control it,
But now there are too many people pulling.
I can’t breathe. I’m being hanged by my own rope.
I don’t want to feel this, I just want it to…
Flashbacks cover the insides of my eyelids every time I blink,
My mind repeating the awful words they said over and over.
“It’s all true”, my anxiety cackles.
“You deserve this” my depression whispers.
“It’s all your fault AGAIN” screams my PTSD.
Tears roll down my cheeks like razor blades.
Please stop. Please just make it stop.
Now I really got some HOT TEA for y’all. Let me TELL Y’ALLLLLL. Okay first of all cyber bullying isn’t good nor is it a trend so DON’T do that. On the other hand, there are some b*tches who think it’s cool to bully someone. That’s right, we’re talking about you Nelly, Alvin and Hei Wan! (Names are fake, don’t bother looking them up) although if you know where to look *cough* tiktok *cough* then good for you because I specifically saw this drama going on there.
Anyway! See, idiots like this are the SOLE REASON why I do not believe in humanity. These 3 stoogers done took this girls pic, made memes out of them called her ugly and said she’s a demon. Have you guys looked in the mirror lately? Not gonna lie, bUT DAMNNNN you need help in all angles. I mean how low can you be to cyber bully someone just because you salty you ain’t them? Listen, Nelly, Alvin and Hei Wan, I’m not one to be mean but like maybe consider looking at yourself before calling someone ugly online and making memes out of their pic? lmao. Also while you’re still reading, idk how you can be so salty just because she’s dating someone better than you? I mean you cheated and now you salty she moved on i-.
Safe to say you can always count on tiktok to give you hot tea.
Well guys an update on what’s happening to each of em, the girl who was bullied is doing really good in life as well as tiktok and the rest well…can’t keep up.
instagram is a little bitch boy and won’t let me cyber bully republicans
Hey um I have a friend that is going through some intense cyber bullying, and it’s all on Amino. My friend is ranting to me on how much they suffered and honestly it makes my blood boil, am currently looking into how to fix this problem, but I probably shouldn’t since I don’t want to seem nosy
Not so friendly reminder:
If you actively hurt someone for whatever reason, you need to question your ways.
If you choose to stalk somebody, send them hateful messages, badmouth them, ruin their relationships or knowingly do anything else to harm their mental health, you’re not only committing a crime, but it makes you an abuser.
Even if they hurt you in a way before, hurting someone back will not heal you.
You may have a reason, but that doesn’t excuse your actions. Do you really want to go down that path and become the villain in someone’s story for a moment of satisfaction?
I think this needs to be said.
MAKING 👏 SOMEONE 👏 FEEL 👏 LIKE TRASH 👏 ONLINE 👏 ISNT 👏 OK 👏 OR 👏 FUNNY.
You never know what people are going through. You don’t know their struggles and pains. Please be kind. Degrading others only shows your own flaws.
What others say about you doesn’t define you.
CYBERBULLYING E ÉTICA
Post-resposta referente à atividade da disciplina eletiva
Bom, o primeiro passo é entender o que é isso.
Desde uma reação de risada em uma foto para diminuir a autoestima de alguém até ameaças através de comentários, publicações, páginas maldosas e chat particular, esse tipo de violência está presente em todo lugar e é expresso de várias maneiras diferentes.
Resumidamente, a grande diferença é o lugar em que é praticado. Isso muda tudo.
O bullying é praticado em ambientes específicos, como a escola, cursos, trabalho, enfim. Ao sair daquele ambiente a vitima se sente melhor, afinal, mesmo que a violência a abale profundamente, fora dali isso “acaba” e ela pode se sentir segura em casa, por exemplo. No entanto, como dizem, a internet é uma terra de ninguém.
As consequências disso são pessoas que se sentem violadas, inseguras e desprotegidas em todos os lugares, principalmente atualmente — e ainda mais na situação de quarentena que estamos vivendo — onde muitos passam mais parte do tempo no mundo virtual do que no real. O agressor está ali, a acompanhando o tempo todo.
Ansiedade, depressão e síndrome do pânico são algumas das doenças que podem ser desenvolvidas em decorrência disso. Isolamento, timidez ou até a prática sobre outra pessoa são comuns mecanismos de defesa observados.
Em uma live sobre o tema, que participei quarta-feira (22) juntamente com a coordenadora de onde estudo e meu professor de filosofia que também é psicanalista, reforcei algumas ideias que eu já havia observado em pesquisas e coisas assim.
Pode parecer sem sentido alguém que já sofreu com isso e sabe a dificuldade fazer outra pessoa passar o mesmo, mas eles sentem que como ninguém se importou com o sofrimento deles, eles também não precisam se importar com outros.
Se você observar, na maioria dos casos a violência é cometida em público, porque o ofensor quer chamar atenção. Isso da a ele uma certa sensação de poder, afinal, as pessoas estão rindo de algo que *ele* disse, ou estão ridicularizando algo que *ele* começou. *Ele* é o líder daquilo.
Acredito que ao longo de todo o post eu tenha respondido a pergunta e até me estendi mais do que pretendia kkkk.
Entender o que é o cyberbullying, o que ele pode causar, porquê acontece e a quem pedir ajuda são as melhores maneiras de conscientizar.
Ver/ouvir relatos de vítimas e agressores, conversar com essas pessoas e conversar com quem trabalha com essas pessoas, como psicológos e psiquiatras, ver filmes, ler livros e artigos sobre, até mesmo abrir os comentários de algum post em alguma rede e observar, estar aberto a entender todo o mal que pode ser ocasionado também.
Enquanto nos calamos em meio a tantos casos próximos a nós — que nós sabemos e vemos que existem — fazemos isso parecer normal. Não agir sobre isso faz parecer comum e não-importante.
Precisamos falar sobre para que as vítimas não tenham vergonha ou se sintam isoladas, que possam compartilhar experiências e que a sensação de impunidade do agressor acabe. Para que a culpa e o peso na consciência esteja do lado de quem pratica, e não de quem foi atacado.
Stop the cyber bullying by Cameron Deacon and his fans! Support @leopardprintismybrown in her battle against cyber bullying!!