Cyber Bullies; Beat them at their own game

Most people have been bullied at one point in their lives. It is common practice especially inlower age schools where the line between right and wrong is quite thin and impressions are everything. By impressions, the words crowd and Kloutautomatically follow.

For many, leaving such institutions is great relief as one is tempted to believe it is an end to the mental (and sometimes physical torture that is bullying).

Enter eBullying or Cyber Bullying:

Fact: The internet provides the perfect place for the existence of a cyber bully because of anonymity and expansive resources in easily-rallied participants.

You have heard of them before and know them; those guys that will wait for you to produce online content in form of a tweet, a Facebook update, an instagram image, a blogpost or even atwitpic and victimize you endlessly for it being ‘not up to their standard.’

They go an extra mile to make you feel like you’re going to take it down and/or delete it forcing a subsequent perverse form of satisfaction from your attempt to defend your content.

Well, here are a few things you should probably know about your cyber bully.

1. Cyber bullies thrive on reaction to provocation and conflict – The minute you start to curse out a cyber bully, you are fuelling their urge and interest to pound you even more. They get a kick out of having you react and throw tantrums. Trust that there are very idle people out there that pick out your rant as a weakness and you will never hear the end of it.

2. Cyber bullies are generally weak – The Bully behavior is normally deep-rooted and will probably arise from poor upbringing, a much-less-than-perfect childhood, daddy issues and a lot of other issues not related to you. It is not your fault he doesn’t like your poetry; it is because he probably can’t think of any two words that rhyme.

3. Cyber bullies thrive on attention – Look for any evidence of a cyber bully that continued to tarnish a brand when he is completely ignored by others. You won’t find even one. Simply because if no-one is watching (or listening), then they’re no longer interested.


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1 Comment

  1. nicole November 9th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Apart of the youth generated anti cyberbullying campaign,, we appreciate this post!  It encapsulates our campaign message. 
    Our campaign was created by today’s youth, the first generation struggling to grow up online. We have grown up in the same environment as cyberbullied victims & have dealt with this issue first hand.  “We are the generation that gets it with the power to challenge it”


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