If you’re someone who’s been targeted by the internet, or has been subjected to harassment online, you’re probably familiar with what it’s like to be the victim of a hateful comment.
It can take years to fully recover from, or even reverse, the damage.
This article aims to help.
What are the different types of internet bullying?
There are three main types of online bullying:1.
Internet harassment: a person who makes or posts a comment online that contains offensive language, such as using profanity, threats of violence, or insults.
The person may be anonymous, and they may post anonymous comments, or write a personal essay about their experience online.2.
Personal attacks: a user may send you an email or a message that expresses a personal attack on you, your family, or your work.
They may also send you unsolicited links, like an advertisement, and may ask for donations or other gifts.3.
Impersonation: the person uses a social media account or profile to make a false or misleading claim about you.
For example, the person may claim you’re an extremist or a homophobe.
How to stop online bullying?
Internet bullies have different motivations than the rest of us.
Some engage in the type of abuse that you would expect to see online, such, when someone tells you you’re a homicidal psychopath who wants to commit mass murder.
Others engage in a less common form of bullying, like a person making a false claim about a friend’s race or gender or other personal characteristics.
Here are some tips to help you stop internet bullying.1.
If you want to stop internet harassment, take the time to read the comments section of your blog or blog about something important.
This may mean that you don’t read the entire post or have an issue that you’d like to address.2,3.
If it’s not clear how to deal with the comments, take a look at the person’s profile or comments.
This information can help you identify if you’re being harassed.4.
Don’t click the comments if you know that a comment is false or harmful.
Online comments are often made by trolls and people who want to see you react.
This can lead to real harm.5.
Avoid responding to online comments or posting negative things about others online.
This could mean being banned or losing a job.6.
If someone you know is being targeted by an online bully, talk to your friend or family.
If they’re not OK with you being involved, you may want to take the action of calling a hotline.
This is especially important for people who live in communities that may be targeted by online bullies.
If there are other people you know who might be being bullied online, it may be worth calling out your friend.
If you’re concerned about someone online, talk with them about it.
It’s helpful to know what they’re feeling about it, how they feel about it and what they can do to help stop the abuse.
It might be useful to share what they’ve said about the matter with a trusted friend or relative.
If someone you care about is being bullied, it’s important to find out what’s going on.
You might think that it’s just your friends or family who are being targeted, but they may not always be.
Talk to them, or ask them if they’re aware of any other victims.
This article originally appeared on CNN.com.