What is CyberBullying
To my friends who subscribe to this site- I apologize. I realize the topic of Cyberbullying is a bit off my usual beaten path. But, after learning of Sigrid Salumets Story, I knew I wanted to put my BEST writing skills to use and help tell their stories!
The horrific results of Social Media Cyber Bullying is real.
Almost everyone would say they know what Cyber bullying is.
Yet, few stop and take a moment to think of the devastating consequences left behind.
It degrades and dehumanizes.
And, often it is fatal.
Cyberbullying takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets.
No longer is your child safe from the “school” bully once he is home. They can’t hide in their rooms. And often, they are forced to deal with the pressure alone.
The victim often feels isolated. They become withdrawn. And, they have difficulty sleeping.
Their world has become a nightmare!
Cyber bullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else.
Cyber Bullying Facts
According to bullyingstatistics.org:
- Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online;
- Only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they are being victimized by a Cyber Bully.
- Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.
- Cyber bullying victims are more likely to have low self esteem
- And, in many cyber bullying cases, the victim begins to feel so hopeless, they turn to suicide!
This was the case of 18-years-old, Brandy Vela, who had her whole life ahead of her.
Until tragically, on on November 29, 2016, a fatal shot fired from her own hand silenced life forever.
As if this heartbreaking death isn’t bad enough, it was witnessed by family members.
As reported by CBS, Brandy attempted to leave a suicide note of sorts through email.
Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against Cyberbullying. – Read This Story
But, thanks to our ever growing technology, her family received the letter before she could act. And, found her alive!
“We tried to persuade her to put the gun down, but she was determined,” her father recalls. “She said she’d come too far to turn back. It was very unfortunate that I had to see that. It’s hard when your daughter tells you to turn around. You feel helpless.”
Using an untraceable Smartphone App, her tormentors sent abusive, hate filled messages for months! Fake Facebook Pages were created by these faceless cowards. And, the horror followed her to Social Media.
“ Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.” – Katherine Jenkins
Pressure from these invisible stalkers increased.
They created fake dating profiles across the dark web advertising her body for sale.
“They would make dating websites of her, and they would put her number and they would put her picture (on the sites), and lie about her age and say she is giving herself up for sex for free, to call her,” said her mother, Jacqueline Vela.
In a breath innocence was lost.
And, Cyber bullying claimed another beautiful life.
Ways to Stop Cyber Bullying
Awareness that the problem of Cyber bullying is real is a major key.
The simplest way to stop cyber bullying is to get the word out. For example, in memory of those mentioned, Please SHARE THIS POST to your friends.
Knowing what signs to look for may save an innocent child’s life.
And, there is nothing more precious than that…
Again, I apologize for straying off the topic of my blog (Network Marketing Tips, Tricks and Strategies).
I hope you found value while reading.
More Cyber Bullying Quotes
“ If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift
“You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.” – Jeffrey Benjamin
Unless and until our society recognizes cyber bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue. – Anna Maria Chavez
Cyber-bullying is poised to turn into the biggest online concern, already affecting up to 35% of all children. – Dr Martyn Wild
The web should be used to inspire others, not spread hate or to hurt others. – Justin Bieber
OMG…MAJOR UPDATE: You have GOT to listen to these children singing about being bullied!
Find out how one mothers struggle for closure in her daughers death with pits herself against the largest Social Media Platform on the planet! I highly encourage you to read Sigrid Salumets Story.