SOMETIMES, we didn’t notice we are actually bullies others in the WEB or we are already bullies by others. we hurt other by our post and comments. On time my niece come to me crying he told me that his friend posted a bad words in the web intended to her. it’s a clear cyber bullying. simple but it is.
Cyber-bullying is bullying that using electronic technology attached in the web or internet such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and website, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiled, harassing the intended person.
Kids who are being cyber-bullied are often bullied in person. kids have a harder time getting away from the behavior. it can happen anytime, any day as long as they are online and he or she is alone.
Not only the children has been bullied in the web, also the adult many are women bullied by their ex boyfriend or their friend. other people don’t want to joint in social media because they are afraid of bullying, like my friend i ask him to joint in one of the well know social media, but he refuse according to him there is too much bullying on the site i recommend to him, whatever i explain to him, he really refused me. this is one way if you are afraid of cyber bullying choose the site you want to join. you know, a simple not responding to you post that it is clear, that he is online and you post or mention him then he didn’t response is a simple form of cyber bullying because the requisite of bullying is there. In law, you can’t call a case like rape if there is no penetration, force or intimidation because the element of rape is not there, the same as bullying, the meaning, the element is their, so, it’s bullying and it create a little bit hurt to you, by ignoring you, but its not heavy, its bearable for us adult, by doing the same.
Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting with friends and family, helping students with school and for entertainment. But these things or tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether in person or through technology, the effects are similar.
Sometimes cyber-bullying can be easy to know, if your child shows you a text message, tweet, or response to a status update on Social media that is harsh, mean, or cruel. Other acts are less obvious. bad information, photos, or videos designed to hurt or embarrass another person.
Sometimes bullier are creating fake account to harass and bully a person or anyone online. The impersonal nature of text messages, one person’s joke could be another hurtful insult. it also a cyber bullying, but it can’t be use in the court because you can’t confirm if the person who text you was really a person who write a text you receive better to do is confront the one who sent a message to know the truth.
Cyber-bullying can affect the social, emotional, and physical health of a child. For these reasons, it is important that parents and guardians take steps to help their child deal with and respond to cyber-bullying.
Almost million of people use or engaged in the web, social media, all are prone to cyber bullying, for us adult we can handle it, we know what to do. but the young at age, even a little one engaging in the web, when it happened on my niece i told her to ignore it and delete it, then i confront her friend to stop bullying my niece, if not, i tell it to his parents. like this little one who didn’t know what to do, if I’m not there, maybe she will just cry. people who are weak are more prone in cyber bullying, like many young age our children who are eager to play in the web, mostly online game, We must guide our children, monitor their activity, sometime they didn’t tell us their feelings, they just simply cried or didn’t talk until we know that they have been bullied in the web. we should interact with them in the web, in social media let be friend with them, so, we can know their friend and activity, if someone posted a bad thing or word intended to them we can block it immediately.
Also tell our child not to respond to rude e-mails, picture, messages, and comments. Instruct our child to “block” bullies or delete our child’s current account and open a new one. Save the evidence by taking screenshots of the posted message or picture.
Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) Ask the website administrator or ISP to remove any Web page created to hurt your child.
If bullying happened via text from phone, change the phone number and instruct our child to only share the new number with trustworthy people. Also, check out phone features that may allow the number to be blocked.
Get our child’s school involved in the matter and urge administrators to take a stance against all forms of bullying.
Cyber bullying can be a crime under cyber crime law, if someone, let say, your enemy posted a message or picture that cause your life miserableness or any heavy circumstances that affect your life or a simple slander by writing, take a screen shot of the entire post or message then get two witness who saw or read the message then file it in the court.
For us who is in the right age, lets watch our moves, our post, our message and comments in social media or in cyber world. Web like a spider web it is good but very delicate, people are watching us in the web. if you feel something illegal has occurred, inform the proper authority or the law enforcement or agency who is specialist in the cyber bullying.