How to overcome cyber mobbing?


Such questions were solved by teachers at a psychological and pedagogical seminar.

Usually, under a mobbing, group psychological terror is understood as indirect or direct harassment of an employee in a team, usually for the purpose of his release.

In a broad sense, mobbing is a systematic repetition of persecution, insult, humiliation of another person’s dignity, for example, in school, at work and over the Internet (cyber shot), and so on for a long time. Typical actions taken during mobbing (harassment) are the spread of knowingly false information (rumors and gossip) about a person, ridicule and provocation, direct images and intimidation, social isolation (boycott and demonstrative neglect), attacks infringing the honor and dignity of a person, causing material or physical harm.

The forms of psychological pressure inherent in traditional mobbing are added the possibilities of the World Wide Web, so that cyber shot binding acquires the following functions:

Round-the-clock intervention in private life. Cyber mobbing does not have a temporary or geographical restriction. Attacks do not end after school or working day. Cyber hooligan (mobber) has direct access through technical means to the victim 24 hours a day: mobile phone or profile on social networks and e-mail. Thanks to constant numbers and accounts, the victim is not protected from mobbing attacks and at home. On the other hand, not very persistent and capable hooligan can be put in black lists and mark his message as spam.

The unlimited audience, the speed of disseminating information. Notes or images transmitted electronically are very difficult to control as soon as they are online. For example, videos are easily copied from one Internet portal to another. Therefore, the size of the audience and the field of distribution of cyber mobbing is much wider than the “usual” mobbing. That content, which has long been forgotten, can again get to the eyes of the public, and it will be difficult for the victim to neutralize it.

Anonymity. Cybercrime does not point itself to its victim, can act anonymously, which provides him – albeit foreseeable – security and often increases the term of his negative “cyber-activity”. The ignorance of the victim, whoever he is, can intimidate him and put him to rest.

Adults can also help children and adolescents in confronting the cyber terror: for example, they can inform the police, act as a mediator in resolving the conflict.

Improving the knowledge and understanding in the field of media competencies of parents and educators – the best prevention in the fight against cyber mobbing.

Rapid and preventive actions against the mobilization mitigate, and under favorable circumstances prevent the escalation of the conflict.

Most victims are daring to seek help and expose their harassment only if they trust a person because they are afraid to be completely isolated from the social environment.

Everywhere in the digital world, as in reality, the principle of general responsibility (even administrative and criminal) applies to everyone: everyone is responsible for what they are looking at, what they are doing, what they publish on the Internet – all teachers come to this conclusion.