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Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2019

What are the preventive Measures Against Cyberbullying

The world of the Internet now is vast and there are a lot of people in it that can make your life miserable. There are a lot of people who innocently made purchases online and after some time, they have already become victims of Internet fraud. Some have their identities stolen by unknown individuals. There are so many things that can happen online.

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Cyberbullying is rampant in different parts of the world and the sad part about this is that everyone can get bullied. It does not matter what a person’s age is. As long as he/she has internet access, he/she can already become a victim. You can also become a victim so what can you do to prevent yourself from being a target of bullies? 

  1.   Avoid posting about your personal information.

You may think that it is cute that you are going to place your full name as your stat message in some social networking sites, and then you will regret it when you become a victim. Remember that you should not share all of the things that are happening to your life online because this will let bullies know details to blackmail you.

When it comes to personal information, do not forget about pictures as well. You might think that you can only be cyberbullied for the words and details that you post but actually, you can also become bullied because of the photos that you upload online. Do not post everything.

  1.   Do not believe everything that you read online.

You cannot be gullible when you go online. Different people are trying to make people believe in false information and details. Even if someone who is trying to chat with you is trying to pass as a 13-year-old girl, you have no proof that you are truly chatting with someone young. A lot of kids become bullied this way because they immediately believed that they were chatting with someone else. Also when you use the social platform such as Instagram and Facebook, most people buy Instagram followers to increase their following base. It is good but does some check on your new followers and don’t let anyone to bulling you.

  1.   Do not open e-mails and messages from strangers.

Even if you are tempted to open all of the messages that you receive from social networking sites, remember that it will be best to just delete messages from strangers. Some hate mails are received through anonymous mail and at the same time, some viruses are placed in with some messages. You do not want your computer or your gadget to become infected.

  1.   Do not respond to hate mail.

When you respond to the hate mails that you receive, your bullies will be satisfied and they will keep on doing it until such time when you would already be too fearful and traumatized to go online. You can also tell an adult about it or someone that you trust about the hate that you are receiving to get rid of the stress brought about by being bullied.

There are still a lot of things that you should do to prevent being cyber bullied online but remember that you also should not become a bully. Leaving hate messages on someone’s account especially when you are anonymous already make you a bully. Avoid doing this because you do not want the same thing to happen to you.

Author: Evana Adams

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