Cyberbullying is a huge problem among children, however many people do not get that parents could receive cyberbullied also. Social networking bullies often target parents that are asking for information or trying to socialize. Facebook parenting groups are famous for being cliquish and unwelcoming to parents that join. And it's not just a surprise that parents're exhibiting bad behavior on line. Studies have shown that individuals feel empowered to be unkind or mean on the web in ways that they would perhaps not personally. Kids detect this and become bullies themselves whenever they hear parents talk about how they intimidate others online.
I Had a Victim
I had been a victim of online mom bullying once I joined a local parent face book group. A new member of the band asked a question about a school event and had been immediately singled out for torment by the others in the category. As soon as I defended the new mum the group switched on me. Naturally, I'm an adult, so I was better equipped to deal with the bullying compared to a child would be. Nevertheless, it was still very upsetting and frightening.
Zero Individual deserves to be bullied
After the other moms at the group chose to create my own life as difficult as possible they started sending me tens of thousands of messages and annoys me. One kept telling me to kill myself because my kids would be better off without me. As fast as I'd block them they'd make new dummy accounts and message me again. And on Facebook, you can't block strangers from sending you messages.
The Bullies Gain Strength
They began texting everybody in my face book friends list saying terrible things about me. And they called my boss and tried to get me fired. They almost did get me fired. My boss told me to keep my personal issues from their workplace because he was mad that these were calling and freezing always. They even had their children harass my children at school. It had been dreadful. And if it had been very troubling for me as an adult I cannot even imagine how difficult it really is for a kid to manage that type of behaviour.
We teach our children to not frighten, why not we do exactly the very same? What You Could Perform
You're not accountable for people bothering you and you are not responsible for the actions of others. If you are being bullied on social networking accounts your bullies and prevent them. Maintain a record of every message and every incident so that you can report them in the town where you live. Additionally, check out Kiwi Searches should they've done something like this before. But there are also some way to safeguard yourself on the Web to stop any severe consequences if you do get bullied like:
Do not list your company openly on your profile. This just tells people how to frighten you even further.
Do not set your address or any personal information publicly on your own profile. Be certain that all of your security settings have been locked down tight.