Imagine on a quiet day, you start your life routine as usual. Go to work or school. However, before school or work begins, some friends tell you that there is a ‘viral post’ about you on social media. Very humiliating. A school or workplace already knows, It may be a ‘post’ in the form of videos, pictures or words only. At first, you may be surprised. Later, you may begin to feel sad and angry.

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“Why me?”
“What have I done?”
“Lots of comments cursing me, I did something wrong to people?”

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You may be wondering why you are the victim. You start to think back to what happened a few days ago. You may also feel guilty, deep in the corner of your heart, you feel you are the cause of the situation.

SYMPTOMS OF CYBER BULLYING ARE INCREASING

Cyber bullying is now rampant, it is not limited to social media such as Facebook or Twitter only, but even spread on instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and WeChat. It has a wide spread (as wide as internet users around the world), It continues even if you do not face bullies. It is not easily eliminated and is sometimes unnoticed especially outside of your social network. Cyber bullying is quite unique from this perspective. It can also be linked. Bullies can get their contacts to bully the victim through the distribution of “Sharing / Retweet” or comments.

NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON BULLY VICTIMS

As a result, cyber bullying becomes more serious and has a very serious negative impact on victims of bullying. Victims of bullying may bear so much embarrassment that they act impulsively such as injuring themselves and committing suicide.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BULLIED?

But as a victim, you need to realize that you have self-esteem and rights that must be defended. Do not remain silent and suffer alone. You must act and report the bullying issue. Here are some actions you can take if you become a victim of cyber bullying ”

  • First, you must keep proof of bullying (‘Screenshot’ for the report.)
  • Next you can report the post to social media operators through the function “Report / Give feedback to this post.”
  • If you are still in school, you can get support from family members. Report this incident to the disciplinary unit at the school with the family.
  • At work, you can ask for the opinions and support of friends you trust and your supervisor. Typically, reports can be channeled to the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA).
  • Follow-up action after the investigation will ensure that you are protected and the bully is taken to action.
  • If the bullying case is serious and threatens your personal safety, you are advised to report it to the police.

REPORT THE BULLYING CASE TO HELP THE BULLY

By reporting a bullying incident, you are not only protecting yourself but also defending the fate of other victims from bullies. You also help the bully get the help he deserves. The bully himself is likely a victim of bullying and has a low sense of identity.

OUR ROLE AS A FAMILY AND SOCIETY

It should be emphasized that the role of family members, friends and supervisors is very important in defending the fate of victims of bullying. Victims of bullying are often in a depressed and vulnerable state. They may be hesitant to act and refuse to draw more attention to themselves. We must provide support for them to act more positively to defend their dignity. We should not underestimate this issue and act passively. Bullying can affect the mental health of the victim and create a toxic work or school environment. Therefore, it is our shared responsibility to address this issue. In closing, you are the most important individual in maintaining your dignity and safety. You deserve to be respected in cyberspace.

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