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Cyberbullying: The Rumours and Lies That Surround It Fatima Faisal Khan Grade 7

Cyberbullying: The Rumours and Lies That Surround It

The world is scary. It may criticise you for one mistake, knowing you averted others. In the past, bullying was limited to real-life encounters. Now, with the invention of the internet, the world has become much smaller than it was. At first, individuals could only reach you when they were around you, now they can reach you even when you are away from them. In this article we will go through some of the myths that surround the idea of “Cyberbullying.”

Cyberbullying: Bullying Through The Internet

Cyberbullying can range from a few insults in a game to threats about leaked data. People who insult others over the internet may do so to vent their anger or just for the fun of it. Victims choose not to tell others, thinking that- because the predator may never be found- it may not be important.

Another way people hurt others’ feelings is by spreading rumours. Many spread lies about others simply to hurt them and ruin their reputation.

The reason? Jealousy and Insecurity

They channel their negative energy through bullying others and finding ways to degrade them. Most of the time, they are just trying to feel good about themselves. Most bullies just want to be the centre of attention, they find that bullying is an easy option.

Let’s Say NO To Bullying and YES To Kindness!

Cyberbullying can take place any time – anywhere and we must not normalize this. While the internet has aided in keeping individuals connected to one another, the downside is that it has also enabled harmful people to reach out to us as well – even when we are in our “safe spaces.” Bullying is a practice which is not “normal” or “okay” therefore we must take action to stop it. Victims have a voice, and we must stand with them to support them.

Fatima Faisal Khan

Grade 7

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