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).
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.