19-year-old Azziad Nasenya’s life changed after a fun TikTok video, and nothing has been the same since. She was oblivious of the power of social media and within
hours her TikTok video became an instant hit, catapulting her into the spotlight.
She was excited, but she was also overwhelmed with the publicity. New numbers started appearing on her phone log, as her phone number was leaked to numerous people on social media. She became the target for online trolls attacking her skin color, her right to privacy, and much more. Unfortunately, Azziad is not alone in her experience with online bullying.
Online bullies often make attempts to call people offensive names, making intentional efforts to embarrass others, hurling physical threats, stalking, harassment over a sustained period of time, and sexual harassment.
If you are going through cyberbullying here are some tips on how to recover from
cyberbullying and become your best self:
Turning your phone off, sometimes going offline, and taking some time off for
yourself goes a long way. Reconnecting with the world away from your smartphone
can build back your confidence.
2.Train Your Thoughts
Being able to train your brain and thoughts can change your perspective. Alot of cyberbullies
barely have anything going for themselves, so it’s very important that you try and
remain in a peaceful element. Think about your wins and the things you have accomplished, hype yourself up. Remind yourself who you are!!!!
3.Surround Yourself With a Support Group
Have a great support group that will remind you of the kind of person that you
are; when may have forgotten. It’s also great to just have people that you can talk to and have great conversations with.
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