Whether it is verbal, physical, online, or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood.
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long-lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channeling our collective power, through shared efforts and ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have our part to play in coming together to make a difference. We are all a piece of the puzzle, and together, we are united against bullying.
This year we will talk about cyberbullying, being bullied, using electronic mediums (social media, messaging services on internet, on a mobile phone, tablet, or gaming platform.) Like any form of bullying, it can be hard for the children involved, therefore, making it difficult for them to talk about it.
Cyberbullying is considered to have different forms:
- Threats and intimidation
- Harassment and stalking
- Rejection and exclusion
- Identity theft, hacking into social media accounts, and impersonation
- Publicly posting or sending personal information about another person
To the victims, it can generate feelings of fear, embarrassment and insecurity. Iit can even reach the point of not allowing them to feel safe anywhere for fear of being recognised and, therefore, harassed.
Please click on the following link to read more on the subject: https://www.flipsnack.com/E7BE5DDD75E/cyberbullying-anti-bullying-week-2021.html
- Are you being a victim of cyberbullying? Contact the cyber police: email@example.com or call (442) 3091401