Hey guys and gals, today I am going to talk about something that has happened to me personally and I know that it may happen to others as well and that is Cyber Bullying. If you think that Cyber Bullying only exists for teenagers on Facebook, Twitter or other Social Media platform, then let me tell you: It Can Happen To Anyone. Cyber Bullying Blogger Edition is like Mean Girls 4.0.
Cyber bullying can take many forms:
- Spreading rumors online or through texts
- Sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phone
- Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages
- Stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages
- Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person
- Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet
- Mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumors are the most common type of cyber bullying
As a blogger, I understand that being in the public eye and under scrutiny comes with the job description, I got that memo. However that means strangers, those who doesn’t know you, have never exchanged words with you can judge you solely on your social media persona and make the choice to like you or dislike you and some times even hate you for no reason at all. They can hate your face, your style, your tone in writing, be jealous of the perfectly curated feed and mistaken it as the reality. Take your words completely out of context and nitpick the smallest details.
Tune It Out
Talk It Out
Keep Doing Your Thing
The best way to shut down rumors and stories is to let your content and actions and work speak for themselves. No one knows the amount of time I pour into my work day in and day out and they don’t really need to because my content, my work ethic, my professionalism shows throughout my work. The only people that I want to impress are Brands, PR, Media Relations. Not some gossipy, jealous trolling tool that don’t even have the guts to say these mean things to my face. So keep plugging away, keeping hustling, keep doing you and let your work be your shield.
Lastly, I hope that I have learned how to properly deal with these cyber bullying issues first hand and can effectively pass them down to my kids who will be experiencing way more digital trolling and bullying by the time they get older. We live in a very open world now, so I plan on teaching the kids at a young age how to be mentally and emotionally prepared for any unwarranted attacks.
I think it is appropriate to cue in Taytay’s lyrics “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. I shake it off.” Peace, I’m out.
~ xo Sheree
Leggings : : Nike c/o JCPenney (more from Nike Here and Here)
Sweatshirt : : Project Runway c/o JCPenney (also love This top)
Sneakers : : Nike (was looking at This and This similar option)