Cyberbullying is a growing form of violence spread through online technologies: On WhatsApp chat, on social (inbox and comments), on emails, online forum and via calls as examples.

A cyberbully sometimes has no idea of the pain they can inflict on their victim, but at other times they clearly know the harm and distress they are causing.   They also know that it can be difficult for the victim to react and protect themselves because, just like someone who is being bullied at school the bully often picks on individuals who are fearful of speaking out.

How to escape? The first step is not feeling guilty, thinking twice before responding to social attacks online: it usually increases the problem, increasing too the number of social spectators.

Think about  blocking and/or reporting who bothers you, in particular, talk to whom may be helpful such as parents, teachers or the police:

If you need to talk, Contact Telefono Azzurro: you can trust our experts who are here to listen to your concerns who you can trust, who understands your problems and needs and is always available to hear you and can offer advice and help to you. You can find call us onus calling the 1.96.96, a free service, active h24/7 or using our online chat (accessible form this link) from Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 1022.00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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