Cyberbullying is a enormous problem among kids, however, many people don't understand that parents will get cyberbullied also. Social media disputes regularly target parents who are seeking advice or attempting to socialize. Facebook parenting classes are notorious to be cliquish and unwelcoming to parents that join. And it isn't really a surprise which parents're exhibiting bad behaviour online. Studies have demonstrated that people feel empowered to be cruel or mean online in a way that they would perhaps not in person. Kids recognise that and become bullies themselves whenever they hear parents talk about the way they bully others on line.
I Had a Victim
I was a casualty of internet mom bullying when I joined a neighborhood parent Facebook group. A fresh participant of the group asked a question regarding a school event and had been instantly singled out for anguish from the others in the category. When I defended the new mum the group switched on me. Ofcourse, I'm an adult, so I had been better equipped to deal with the bullying compared to a child will 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 hard as possible they started sending me tens of thousands of messages and annoys me. One kept telling me to kill myself as my kids would be better off without me. As fast as I would block them they would develop new dummy reports and message me . And on facebook, you cannot block strangers by sending you messages.
The Bullies Gain Strength
They started messaging everybody else on my Facebook friends list saying terrible things about me personally. Plus so they phoned my supervisor and also tried to make me fired. They almost did catch me fired. My boss said to maintain my own personal issues out of the workplace because he was angry that they were emailing and calling constantly. They even had their kids harass my kids at school. It was terrible. And while it was very upsetting for me as an adult I can't even imagine how difficult it is for a child to deal with that kind of behavior.
We teach our kids not to bully, why don't we do the same? What You Can Do
You are not responsible for people bothering you and also you also aren't accountable for the activities of the others. If you're being bullied on social media report your bullies and block them. Keep a record of every single message and every episode so that you can report them from the town where you reside. Additionally, check on Kiwi Searches if they have done something like this earlier. However, there are also some method to safeguard yourself online to avoid any serious consequences if you really do get bullied such as:
Do not list your employer publicly on your profile. This merely tells people how to frighten you even further.
Do not list your address or any personal information openly in your own profile. Make sure that all of your security settings are locked down tight.