“I never met her in real life, we just talked on the Internet.
But I am sure that she was a really beautiful soul and a huge fandom of social networking.
She loved sharing “what was on her mind“ with the world but, unfortunately, the world didn’t love her like she loved the world.
She got disgraced, hatred & jealousy in return of her feelings. And as the last option, she chooses to quit this judging world, that cares more about their views than a person’s feelings. We don’t think that our words affect. (It was just a small comment, we think.)
But in reality, they do! And due to this; due to us, many beautiful souls die and another gets up to have their place until someone again judges, what’s on their mind.”
Above is a work of fiction that describes the current situation of this so-called “Developed” world. We judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions. Everyone who just scroll down; likes or support one of those negative comments becomes a part of it; part of the crime, that hurts a person’s mind. We also know it by the name: Yes! It’s a part of it and most the time it develops a base for the bullies to attack the victims. And according to the studies, Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider the idea of committing suicide.
Some Killing Facts and figures about Cyberbullying:
- 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
- 64% of teens bullied online report being harassed on Facebook.
- 29% of teens bullied online have been harassed on Twitter.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying.
- Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
“Ignoring facts does not make them go away.”
But, what can we do?
This might be the first question that comes to your mind after reading the lines above on Cyberbullying. There are some ways that will even cost your useful mind, you just need some common sense and a little bit of attentiveness.
- Report, Block or Ask: You already know how you can report anything on Facebook, Twitter or G+, but do you use that feature? From now whenever you see a crappy comment (Cyberbullying) on your or even someone else’s post report it. You can even block that person or contact him or website’s owner to take action about it.
- Support the Victim: If you know that someone is attacking your friend, you have to help your friend. It can be as simple as a back-fire comment or as powerful as a full debate; you just need to raise first (don’t worry others will be there soon).
- Ignore: When you know that these people don’t matter to you then why to react on such a thing. Just keep on ignoring and they will stop when they will fail to gain attention.
- Don’t Ignore: The title may sound Ironical if compared to the above one, but you should know what are the limits and what you should do when someone crosses them.
- Review the post: See what you are posting; it should not be offensive to someone (if you want to stay away from the fight). And if your post wasn’t offensive and even then someone is acting wrong then try the steps above.
- Ask for Help: If you’re the one suffering try asking for help instead of thinking about options including killing yourself. Talk to your friends, family trusted relatives or experts. You can even get all the related support information online using website like this one.
“By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
Just imagine that you are driving a car and you see someone lying half dead on the road, will you stop or pass by? (You don’t have any important work) Now, that car is your mouse, that road is your social site and that person is the victim of Cyberbullying, you can easily scroll down or use your keyboard to spread some positivism and save a life. We all are responsible for every act of crime that we didn’t try to stop, so PLEASE stand up and at least try to save a life.
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