I am writing this after watching a heart-breaking video on social media… In all honesty it truly hit a nerve. A young girl of age 14, took her life because of the effects of social media, such an innocent life. I almost find it hard to comprehend how this can happen, it is horrible and something that needs to be talked about a lot more. People clearly do not realise how their words can instil pain in someone, a person who does not deserve this pain, no one deserves to feel like this. How can people of this world think that they have the authority to use social media in a way that destroys someone. When it gets too far it is not only that person that you are affecting; you affect their families and all of the other relationships that this person has. People need to think about the way that their words are going to affect others, think before you send a message… these people who think that it is acceptable are actually cowards. Most would never dream of saying these things to someone face, but just because they are sat at the safety of a mobile or computer screen they think their words are not as relevant. It is beyond me why people would do this, I am honestly in shock… why? I keep asking this question over and over. What makes people think that they can do this? Why would people do this? What do they think that they will gain from causing someone to feel awful? Social media was not made for this. It was made to communicate positively with others; facebook to share life events, instagram to capture moments and the list goes on. Social media is powerful, and it can be used positively, to spread joy and inspiration.
What I would stress is that if you are a victim of bullying online (or any kind!), speak out. There will always be someone around you that can listen, even if you do not feel like there is. You matter! Your life is beautiful and it is valuable. You are going places, amazing places, places that you simply could not dream of right now. Although personally I have never experienced such an harrowing time I want to voice out that, although it is probably harder than I could ever imagine, you should never feel like you have to take your own life. These people deserve to be found out, so speak up. Tell someone you trust. You will not regret it! Because once you tell someone, you are going to feel a hundred times stronger, you are going to feel like you have the confidence to stand against this. Show these people that you are bigger than their horridness, stand proud with a smile on your face! What these people tell you is lies, they are trying to mess with your head, but be that beautiful person you are. You are NEVER alone!