“By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
“I never met her in real life, we just talked on the web.
But I am sure that she was a really beautiful soul and a huge fandom of social networking.
She loved sharing “what was on her mind” with the world but, unfortunately, the world didn’t love her like she loved the world.
She got disgrace, haterade & jealousy in return of her feelings. And as a last option she chooses to quit thisjudging world, that cares more about their views than a person’s feelings.
We don’t think that our words affect. (It was just a small comment, we think.)
But in real, they do! And due to this; due to us, many beautiful souls die and another gets up to have their place until someone again judges, what’s on their mind.”
So, above was a work of fiction that describe the current situation of this so-called “Developed” world. We judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions. Everyone who just scroll down; likes or support one of those negativecomments become a part of it; part of the crime, that hurts a person’s mind. We also know it by an another name: CyberBullying. Yes! It’s a part of it and most the time it develops a base for the bullies to attack the victims. And according to some studies, Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide.
Some Facts and figures:
- 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.
- 64% of teens bullied online report being harassed on Facebook.
- 29% of teens bullied online have been harassed on Twitter.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.
“Ignoring facts does not make them go away.”
But, what can we do?
This is the most obvious and maybe the first question that came to your mind after reading the lines above. So, Yes! There are some ways that will even cost your useful mind, they just need some common sense and a little bit of attentiveness.
- Report, Block or Ask: You already know how you can report anything on Facebook, Twitter or G+, but do you use that feature? From now whenever you see a crappy comment on your or even someone else’s post report it! You can even blockthat person or contact him or website’s owner to take action about it!
- Support the Victim: If you know that someone is attacking your friend, you have to help your friend! It can be as simple as a back-fire comment or as powerful as a full debate; you just need to raise first (don’t worry others will be there soon).
- Ignore: When you know that those people doesn’t matter to you then why react? Just keep on ignoring and they will stop when they will fail to gain attention.
- Don’t Ignore: The title may sound Ironical if compared to the above one, but you should know what are the limits and what you should do when someone cross them!
- Review the post: See what you are posting; it should not beoffensive to someone (if you want to stay away from fight). And if your post wasn’t offensive and even then someone is acting wrong then try the steps above.
Just imagine that you are driving a car and you suddenly see someone laying half dead on the road, will you stop or pass by? (You don’t have any important work) Now, that car is your mouse, that road is your social site and that person is the victim of cyber-bullying, you can easily scroll down or use your keyboard to spread some positivity and save a life! We all are responsible for every act of crime that we didn’t try to stop, so from now PLEASE stand up and at least try to save a life.
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