Internet is net of possibilities. Being connected to the near ones and dear ones, we’re also connected to whole bunch of humans who doesn’t miss a chance to hurt us.
In the age of blinking fingers and clicking eyes, it’s easy to reach out anyone. It’s easy to receive information in no time. Flipping the coin, we’re also at the surge of immediate opinions and immediate comments.
In the conundrum of connectivity, many people are comfortable to bully strangers sitting behind the computer. It’s easy to mask the identity and hurt. Everything reaches in trice and evokes an emotion, be it positive or negative.
Cyber bullying can cause a lot of harm than traditional bullying. There are many researches which demonstrated a number of serious consequences of cyberbullying victimization.
Cruelty is nothing new in this world. But in the age of technology, the shaming is something which is permanently accessible.
There are many people around us who are the victims of cyberbullying. More recently, teenage suicides tied to cyberbullying have become more prevalent. There are also people who went through all the trauma and reached out to the public to spread the message.
Monica Lewinsky, TED Speaker says, “Every day online, people, especially young people who are not developmentally equipped to handle public shaming and cyberbullying, are so abused and humiliated that they can’t imagine living to the next day, and some, tragically, don’t, and there’s nothing virtual about that.“
Watch the compelling talk to know more about public humiliation and it’s adverse effects.