There are two types of Bullying: Traditional Bullying and Cyber-bullying.
In traditional Bullying victims involve physically, verbally so, knew the victims but in cyberbullying, victims are Use Digital Technology with the help of social media platforms, text messages, chat, and websites, so victims are not easily identified. The victims of both traditional bullying and cyberbullying are often emotionally devastated by this harassment. Cyberbullying is not restricted to a specific location and assault happen 24*7, it also not one-time communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.
Cyber Bullying is a plague contaminating the entire Indian Social Media space rapidly. School students, Adults, Professionals and even the elderly have been a victim of Cyber Bullying. Latest witnessed the nasty consequences of cyber-bullying through the infamous ‘Blue Whale’ game. So, it’s not hard to realize how deep the root of cyber-bullying is. The victim can be targeted through the Fake Facebook page and other social media websites. Social interaction is supposed to be positive and encouraging but increasing numbers of kids are intimidated and harassed through social media. Cyber-bullying includes emotional abuse, stalking, harassment, sharing personal information or photos, videos, spreading the rumor, defaming, impersonating etc. and with the help of social media this content is quick to go viral and reaches a large audience in the blink of an eye, making it difficult, even impossible, for authorities to delete the harmful content before it wrecks damage.
Studies have highlighted that 60 percent of the Indian kids in the age group of 8 to 17 have been subjected to cyberbullying at least once. Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. Rough calculations say that 13 corer children in the same group will get an access to internet data by the end of the year 2017. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber-threats online. Well over half of kids and young people may not tell their parents when cyber-bullying occurs. Thus, this makes Indian children highly vulnerable to cyberbullying. Needless to say, cyberbullying will have a sociological and psychological impact on the young minds.
It’s an especially important part of parenting to recognize the signs of cyberbullying. Following are signs could signal that your child has fallen victim to a cyberbully.
Cyber-bullying can have a long-term effect on children. Cyberbullying can put your child at risk for anxiety, depression and many more negative effects. It can also make it difficult for your child to concentrate at school. But there are steps you can take if you think he may be the target of online bullying.
Never delay to report and offer your help on the off chance that you see anything such is occurring. Cyber-bullying is often brushed aside by the parents as “consistent children behavior”. But parents must take note of every single behavior of the child to make sure he/she is not being a victim.
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