8 Easy Ways To Close The Gate On Hate When You Face Online BULLYING

While it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and upset by online vitriol, these harsh words can be like water off a duck’s back.
04 March 2019

Yes, even adults engage in cyber bullying.

“You suck.”

And with these two words, the floodgates to our deepest insecurities open, letting loose anxiety demons and old ghosts of paranoia. It’s like the other person was our personal Pandora. Our haters can easily be that — if we let them.

Social media and online platforms were designed for bonding, but as with many well-intentioned tools, people can abuse them just as easily. With so many of us online in one way or another on a daily basis, it’s safe to say that we’ve all encountered examples of people casting a hateful comment our way.

So how do we tackle these toxic online sprouts? Here’re eight things to remind yourself when it happens.

By Morgan Awyong, February 2019 / Images: Shutterstock

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