Bullying has been an age-old occurrence in society, a troubling constant, that many children as well as grown ups have to deal with. This modern age of technology has only served to aggravate this problem.
Where earlier bullying used to be confined to a few places, and restricted to a limited amount of time, now bullies have access to their victims 24/7. Across platforms, time zones and locality. The number of ways an individual can fall prey to these threats is enormous.
What is Cyber bullying?
Bullying is Aggressive and Unwanted behavior. Bully (Person who is bullying) creates an imbalance of power, his repetitive aggressive actions (Bullying) often lead to emotional as well as Physical Effects on victims.
Bullying includes actions such as threatening, spreading rumors about someone on purpose, making hurtful comments, abusing verbally as well as physically. This type of behavior is repetitive by Bully.
Cyber Bullying is a form of harassment over Cyberworld. This type of bullying is done through the means of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers and even gaming consoles.
For you to be safe from bullying, you need to know and recognize incidents of cyber bullying.
These are namely:
- Anonymous Harassment
- Public Ridicule
- Threats of doxxing.
To keep people safe from these threats is important. But first, we need to know how technology has enhanced the classic bully. Smartphones have enabled us to stay connected to the world at all times, but what most forget to realize is that they have also allowed the world to be in constant connection with us, even if we don’t want it.
To name a few examples, someone is circulating a morphed picture of you or someone you know on your Messenger Group, a few guys are making fun of you or your friend on Social Media, A Stranger is posting mean comments on your Social Media feed, Someone is threatening you or eve-teasing you over your actions.
One severe factor about Cyber Bullying is that it is not restricted to certain premises. Also, the rumors/images/messages that have been spread on the Internet, persist even after removal. It lingers on the web as well as inside the mind of the Victim. It affects the victim emotionally, sometimes to a greater extent than normal Bullying.