Cyberbullying is a enormous problem among kids, however, many people don't understand that parents might get 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 displaying bad behavior on line. Studies have shown that individuals feel empowered to be unkind or mean on the web in ways that they would not personally. Kids detect this and become bullies themselves when they hear parents talk about how they intimidate the others online.
I Was A Victim
I had been a victim of online mom bullying once I combined a local parent's face book group. A fellow member in the staff asked a concern about a school event and has been immediately designated for torment by the others in the group. As soon as I defended the newest mother the group turned on me. Obviously, I am an adult, so that I was better equipped to handle the bullying than a kid could be. But it was still very upsetting and frightening.
Zero person deserves to be bullied
After one other moms from the group chose to make my life as difficult as you possibly can 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 would block them they'd build new dummy reports and message me . And on facebook, you can't block strangers from sending you messages.
The Bullies Gain Strength
They started messaging every one in my face book friends list saying terrible things about me personally. Plus so they phoned my supervisor and tried to get me fired. They almost did get me fired. My boss told me to keep my personal problems out of the workplace because he was angry that they were emailing and calling constantly. They even had their kiddies harass my kiddies 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 young child to manage that sort of behavior.
We teach our kids not to question, why don't we do the same? What You Can Do
You are not responsible for people bullying 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 own profile. This merely tells people how to frighten you even further.
Do not list your address or any personal information publicly in your own profile. Make sure that all of your security settings are locked down tight.