Cyberstalking Explained â€“ Are You Being Stalked.
Technology has evolved rapidly for over ten years. Everyone is now connected to Wi-Fi at home and has smartphones in their pockets. Social networks like Facebook, Google+, Twitter have become part of everyday life and help bring people closer together. But are we 100% right when we say that “life is better when everyone is connected.”
I don’t think so, and in this article you will find out why. Every good thing has its bad side for the web too, so it will be terrible Cyber â€‹â€‹Stalking.
So what is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is not a crime in itself, but electronic violence is. Simply put, it is not a crime if a person places a bid on you on Facebook or other social media. And I think that’s quite normal, because every now and then everyone chases their love on Facebook.
But when it becomes overkill and the stalker starts sending insults, stalking you in the streets or sending abusive messages, then it’s a crime. The target is forced to do this, which he / she does not want.
And most countries have laws against cyberbullying.
How can you fall victim to cyber harassment?
Here are some cases where people can fall victim to cyber harassment without even knowing it.
Updating your status on social networks such as Facebook, Whatsapp, FourSquare with your registration location and posting your message. This can happen even if your friends tag you.
Uploading images to Google Plus or Twitter from their smartphones when location functions are enabled. Thus, the image that was uploaded to the server contains metadata storing your location. And anyone with sufficient knowledge can get this information using free tools.
Even if someone has no mobile. you can easily track them with services like True Caller or even Whatsapp. There are many other ways to identify people online, which you can find in this article.
Who fell victim to CyberStalking?
According to the study, most of the people who signed up and complained about cyberbullying were internet noobs (newcomers to the internet) compromising teenagers who are not. there were more women victims than men.
The consequences of cyberbullying?
In 2012, a movie called Disabled was released, which explored the negative impact of cyberbullying. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend you do it.
Now getting to the point, cyberbullying is bad because it feels more like psychological torture than physical harassment. Victims of cyberbullying often go through a cycle of depression, loss of self-confidence, and even developing suicidal tendencies.
How to avoid cyberbullying?
Prevention is better than cure. I believe you need to know what to share on social media.
Nothing is permanently deleted from the server. There is always a workaround for recovering deleted files. So think twice before sharing personal information or compromising photos online. Because even if you can delete it, there will always be a way to get it back. While it is getting harder to stay anonymous online, there are some Google tools you can use to help you do just that.
Knowledge is key here, but if you’ve already made a mistake, don’t hesitate to talk to your parents first. They will always understand whatever you do. Still, if you are uncomfortable talking with your parents, find someone you trust. Contact a legal authority if necessary.
To report cyberbullying, you can report cyberbullying to Google with your country name, or read this article.