After watching 13 reasons why, I came to see the light on this overlooked problem, cyberbullying. It’s a simple thing as enjoying someone on social media. It’s fun till it’s not. We all have, no matter how small or funny it is.
Truth be told, the person on the receiving end bears all the burden and pain of feeling unloved and above all, imagine the Low self-esteem issues s/he gets not forgetting the suicidal thoughts in mind.
An example closer to us is the famous Gait trolls. KOT or rather Kenyans on social media broke him to pieces. Ninja cried on national Tv lamenting how bad it felt and how much of a joke he has been made to look.
With the Meme trend on the rise, no one is safe… Kids, parents, artists politicians, Joshuas. Sarcastic truth though, some of the victims like trolls because it’s publicity but question is what of the non celebrity peeps facing bullying?
Going on social media to talk about politics too is a pretty example of self bullying. You ask how? You wake up browse through the platforms and see some ninja tarnishing your favorite politician’s name online. What do you do? Join conversation and start arguments and hurling insults. What do you gain apart from getting angry?
The popular Telegram. Yes you know where I’m going with this. As youths yes we get to have fun and I don’t think there’s a problem but the issue is the consequences of it. The expose channels for instance are part of the bullying.
That’s how they make money and you fuelling the business by providing them with the material are one and the same.
Are you part of this wave or do you want to be the change?