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The Real About Adult Cyberbullying

Hello hello, Beautiful Souls!

Welcome back to Mind Reimagined, where we take a holistic view of our mental health and wellness through the arts, communication, and support. I hope that you are all having a great day and ready to get into this topic. Today's topic I wanted to talk about something that is much needed in our society right now, and that's how to lessen adult cyberbullying. In this social media age, we find how easy and familiar it is to be mean to other people based on differences in opinion, and threaten people. Hate on social media or just online, in general, impacts all ages, but we only seem to hear about bullying that occurs in schools. We don't have enough conversation surrounding adult cyberbullying. So if you want to know more about what cyberbullying is, how to survive it, and how we can turn this around, then keep reading.

Cyberbullying uses electronic communication to bully another person by writing things that can intimidate them. Adult cyberbullying is very common because of how large the population of trolls and haters is and how easy it is for them to bully others online when they're not in front of the person's face. You realize that even though bullying within the younger population is more widely discussed, the children and teens have to be learning it from somewhere. Cyberbullying is hugely present online, between peers, but we also see it when it comes to celebrities, and I think that because some of them give us a glimpse into their lives, the average person can assume that this gives them the permission to criticize or hurt them.

Some ways that we can survive cyberbullying is to:

1.) Be an upstander- if you are receiving a mean message or witness a hurtful comment or see someone struggling to defend themselves on social media, make sure to do something about it. Report the abusive content and reach out to that person that may be a victim of cyberbullying online.

2.) Limit what we share online- everything that we do outside of social media and the internet does not have to be shared online. People feel obligated to comment sometimes, and those comments may not always be positive.

3.) Take a break when needed- its okay to take those apps off your phone and check out for a second this will allow you to enjoy more time with family, friends, and of course yourself.

Being a victim of cyberbullying or witnessing cyberbullying can teach you a lot, and that's that bad things can happen to good people, being shamed on social media does not define who you are as a person but defines the person that is bullying you, and it's okay to take a break from the online world.

I hope you all will get some useful tips out of this because this happens too often and is also common. I hate when I look at someone's page, and people are dogging them on social media. If you're a person who has done this, think about it, if that were to happen to you, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't feel good about someone saying it about you.

I hope y'all have a fabulous day and go think GOOD thoughts!

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