The statistics of cyberbullying are devastating. More and more millennials are either engaging in or falling victim to it.
When someone, like a cyber bully, attacks us verbally online, it can be devastating to our emotional well-being, cause depression and anxiety, ruin our reputations, and sadly at times, prove fatal.
Even in these times of distress, it is vital you reach out for help and know that you are not alone.
Here is what you can do:
1. Tell someone! Don't keep it a secret. Tell your parent, friend, college professor, school counselor, or the police. This is illegal and needs to stop
2. Report them on the social media site they are bullying you on. You have rights-don't let them stop you!
3. Get counseling or join a support group. Cyberbullying can be utterly devastating. It is essential you get the support you deserve so that you can continue on your life journey and not let this coward stop you.
4. There are a lot of resources out there. Follow Meganmeierfoundation.org and learn about the realities of cyberbullying.
5. If you are a cyber-bully, you need help to figure out why you think this is ok. Know that you are breaking the law and will end up being caught.
I am a strong believer that everybody deserves love, especially young adults. I urge you to join our movement for access to resources for young adults on specific issues our youth faces today.