Social media can sometimes take over our worlds in negative and positive ways. There are many possibilities on how to use social media platforms. We use it to make friends, communicate with others and post about our lives, but sometimes cyberbullying can sneak in. It is important you recognize cyberbullying so that you don’t become the victim or the cyber bully.
Cyberbullying is a form or bullying that takes place over the internet or even through texting. Some common examples of cyberbullying include harassment through text messages, and hurtful posts on social media sites. I guarantee that you see examples of cyberbullies on an everyday basis, but what do you do from there?
Take action and proceed with caution. You do not want to become a part of the cyber crime. The safest option is to talk to an adult that you trust to make sure that no one is further harmed emotionally and physically. You can also keep your parents informed, tell them what you’re doing online and who you are talking to. Take advantage of advice that older friends and family give to you.
To protect yourself from cyberbullying always make sure to think before you post! I know there is a saying that “actions speak louder than words,” but words can damage someone just as much. Being kind to others online will keep you safe, and help the confidence of others. Make sure not to share or post anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone, and don’t be afraid to take action on any cyber crimes you see.