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 How To Successfully Deal with Cyberbullying


If you know someone who is being assaulted online, kindly make sure they are mentally and physically safe and secure. 



Internet activities resulting in harassment or even abuse is referred to as cyberbullying. Here are some tips on how people can approach this behavior:


Finding out if a person you know is being cyberbullied


As in the real world, bullying sometimes can happen in the online world. Sometimes this can be not easy to notice, but there are notable indications. They can abruptly avoid special media channels and devices that have been seen as favorites by a person. Or maybe the person seems nervous or distant and avoids discussing their internet activities. Perhaps when discussions about these activities occur in a group setting, they seem visibly upset or irritated.


What to do if a person you know is being harassed online


If you know someone being cyber-assaulted, the most crucial thing is to make sure they are mentally and physically safe and secure. It is essential to make them understand that there is someone whom they can talk to about what is going on. It may be you, another trusted adult or friend, or an authority in question. The priority, in this case, is to make the person feel safe. It is imperative to investigate the allegations carefully and make a record of everything you find. Sometimes the best approach is to let the family that there may be a problem. Often, people don’t openly discuss issues relating to cyber harassment for fear of being misunderstood or judged.


What you can do if someone you know starts cyberbullying people.



There may be reasons for a person to behave this way, which is important to remember. As with offline harassment, we need to investigate the issue thoroughly. Once you are convinced that a person is behaving unhealthily towards another person, you can evaluate the appropriate response according to your organization's policy or relationship with the person. This can range from narrations of real-world damage caused by online actions to formal discussions with your organization's human resources team. You can also involve family members in the matter or contact the police if deemed important. 


Digital etiquette For everyone to follow:


Be kind and respectful.


Often, when we are online, we come across a view that we disagree with. It is vital to remember to be empathetic and respectful in these cases. Provoking someone's point of view is not in itself a bad thing and can sometimes result in healthy interactions. Nonetheless, this must be done civilly. A debate does not have to become a personal, heated argument.



Tone


People don't like to be shouted at, and the use of all capital letters tends to you’re your reader think you're yelling. Therefore, they may be more inclined to ignore your message and focus on how you chose to communicate it.


Stay positive!


Try to make sure your digital print is positive! Write a topic on a blog, show off your talents, or make a video tutorial. Raise funds for charity or get engaged in organizing events. There are endless ways to create a positive digital footprint. That being said, you should not give in to the pressure of commenting or interacting with a conversation just because it is a trend. Rather, seek out and interact with fresh topics, arising issues, and micro-channels that interest you. The Internet is as diverse and interesting as the world we live in - look for different perspectives.

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