Are you affected by the virus?

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A lot of teenagers suffer cyberbullying, are you one of those?

Cyberbullying is a type of violence that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation.

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
  • SMS (Short Message Service) also known as Text Message sent through devices.
  • Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media messaging features).
  • Email.

Victims of cyberbullying, faced with such a distress situation, which is often difficult to escape, show a variety of reactions. Cyberpsychology (2005) investigated reactions to cyber harassment, focusing on the incidence of different emotions and the subsequent behaviour of the victims. The emotions were those of anger, sadness, anxiety, embarrassment, crying, fear, and self-blame. These feelings can finished in lots of ways: the victim can speak to an older person and he can help her, she can forget it and do as if nothing was happening, she can hurt herself but at the end she can get over it or it can finished with a suicide.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) also encourages those who are not victims to become anti-bullying advocates by refusing to participate in cyberbullying campaigns, flagging cyberbullies and raising cyberbullying awareness.

(català) Hola em dic Berta Boixet Lladó i tinc quinze anys. Sóc una alumna de 4rt d’ESO del GEM, participo en el Gemcom i visc a Mataró. Sóc una persona treballadora, responsable, lluitadora i a la que li agrada molt ajudar a qui ho necessita, però a la vegada sóc una mica tossuda. Una de les coses que més m’agraden són totes aquelles activitats que has de ser valenta per fer-les, sobretot els castells. També m’agrada molt estar envoltada de la gent que estimo i viure grans moments amb elles. Si voleu contactar amb mi aquí teniu el meu correu: berta.boixet@escolagem.cat

(castellano) Hola me llamo Berta Boixet Lladó y tengo quince años. Soy una alumna de 4º de ESO del GEM, participo en el Gemcom y vivo en Mataró. Soy una persona trabajadora, responsable, luchadora y que le gusta mucho ayudar a quien lo necesita, pero a la vez soy un poco terca. Una de las cosas que más me gustan son todas aquellas actividades que tienes que ser valiente para hacerlas, sobre todo los castillos humanos. También me gusta mucho estar rodeada de la gente que quiero y vivir grandes momentos con ellas. Si desea contactar conmigo aquí tenéis mi correo: berta.boixet@escolagem.cat

(english) Hello, my name is Berta Boixet Lladó and I am fifteen years old. I am a 4th ESO student in GEM, I participate in the Gemcom and I live in Mataró. I am a hard-working, responsible and a wrestler person, who likes to help those who need it, but at the same time I am a little stubborn. One of the things that I like most are all those activities that you have to be brave to do, especially human castles. I also like to be surrounded by the people I love and live great moments with them. If you want to contact me here you have my email: berta.boixet@escolagem.cat