How To Deal With Online Hate

Almost everyone has been hated on at a certain point in his or her life. It does not take one to be rich or powerful to be hated on, sometimes the way you talk, walk or even how you look could be a reason why you are being hated on.

This days however there is a lot of online hate which sometimes come from people who do not even know you in person and with the level of anonymity with which social media provides us with, it is a fertile ground for hate to grow unchecked.

Alas, all hope is not lost. Authorities and stakeholders especially founders of these online social media platforms are not very eager to address the issue of cyberbullying and hate their users go through, however you the users can take matters into your own hands and deal with the online hate without any third party.

It is said that the best way to ignore hate is to ignore it all together. We can only control how we feel and react to situations but not how others feel and may react to situations. If someone chooses to hate you for something he or she has seen or heard about you then that is their business but do not invest emotions and actions in their hate. Do not give them that pleasure to know that you are affected by their hate, treat them like you do not see them and their hate

Also, another step one can take to deal with hate online is to protect your privacy. An easy way to do that is not to use your real name outside facebook and most public websites and forums. If you have a unique name that can easily be tracked using a search engine, it is recommended you use a nickname. You can also restrict your social media accounts to allow only friends or people you personally know to contact or send you friend requests.

There is a reason why there is that block option on all social media apps. If you are not happy being friends with someone who continues to steal your joy with his or her hateful comments, you can simply block the person and have your peace. Its not by force to be friends with a hater, besides friends are supposed to support not hate.

Building your confidence is another way to deal with online hate. Low confidence or self esteem makes online hate all the worse. Sometimes comments passed about a picture of yourself and or parts of your body can break you . That can all be overcome when you build your confidence to the point where you are comfortable in your own skin and whatever you wear so much so that whatever is being said about you or your clothes will only sound funny to you.

Online hate is real, cyberbullying is real and it has affected so many people mentally and its only going to get worse unless pragmatic steps are taken to nib the phenomenon in the bud. To all those who spread online hate, please stop.

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