Cyberbullying is a reality in society, unfortunately teenagers also suffer from it, and they do. These are some of the most common cyberbullying tactics.
Today’s teens feel emboldened when it comes to bullying other teens on the Internet. Being behind a screen does not seem to do as much damage, although the consequences can be just as fatal on an emotional level as if it were direct harassment.
There are some tactics that are quite common and that it is necessary to know them in order to detect them and find a solution as soon as possible.
Share private information
In this case, adolescents share information on the personal lives of other adolescents on their walls, such as if they have broken up with their partner or if they are having problems with eating disorders. They talk about anything about that person, from his secrets, to how he kisses or really intimate things. The goal is to embarrass and humiliate the victim.
This type of cyberbullying involves creating a false identity on the networks in order to lure someone into a false romantic relationship. Children engage in this tactic to confess false feelings of love and then post the victim’s real confessions online only to mock and humiliate her. Other times, they will use the fake relationship to lure a teenager into a dangerous or humiliating situation. For this reason, it ‘s important for your teen to know that meeting people they don’t know in real life is not safe.
Adolescents can impersonate their identity to do cyberbullying or cyberbullying. They generally pose as the person they want to harass. As a result, they will post a fake profile complete with photos of your kid to make it look authentic. Then they will post rude comments, threats, rumors, and other bad things to get your child in trouble with others. The goal is to make others think that your child is responsible for the posts and ruin their reputation.
He tries to humiliate women after sending pictures of his body. They are attacked because of the way they dress, the number of people they have dated or their supposed level of sexual activity . Aggressors typically use social media to share explicit photos and videos. For example, they take pictures of another girl without her knowledge and then post them on the internet with hurtful comments, sexual innuendoes, or rude comments about their bodies. They can also participate in name calling and sexual harassment.
If the goal is sexting these photos could also be made public by a vindictive or vindictive ex.
Embarrassing in public
When someone is embarrassed in public, the cyberbully uses a mistake or poor choice of the victim to embarrass them online. Many people join to make up or share the posts, so it can be a very hard emotional blow for the victim.
Also, public shame is often accepted by the vast majority of people because they believe that the person receiving the unworthy treatment deserves that.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
All children and adolescents are at risk of cyberbullying, whether from friends, partners or peers. As a result, it is important for parents to be aware that broken relationships can often lead to cyberbullying. As a result, make sure you are aware of any changes not only in your child’s internet activities , but also to know which friends are no longer in your child’s life. These things can be the first indicators that something is wrong in your teen’s life.
If you notice that your teenager has toxic friends, you should explain what a healthy friendship is and how to take care of it. In this way, you can help prevent bullying as something ingrained in your child’s life and you will also be protecting him from unhealthy relationships.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.