Internet Trolling And It’s Effects On Mental Wellbeing

More trolls will attempt to troll you the more attention you give them. If someone posts a critical comment about you in such a case, don’t respond to it and ignore them. Ignore their existence and you’ll notice how quickly they get bored of doing it.

The effect of trolling through social media on mental health is becoming a modern-day crisis. Social media is a convenient method of harassing and bullying others in a non-direct way. You don’t have the face your victim directly yet you can express all of your anger and inner unhappiness without too much effort. Type insults and derogatory remarks furiously on a keyboard and send. Job done.

The main reason that people bully others is to feel better about themselves. They tend to be unhappy people and when they bully, they are giving others a ‘tiny taste’ of how tumultuous and chaotic their inner world is. However, it can leave severe scars on the victim’s mental health.

Cyberbullying increases depression and anxiety exponentially. Trolling via social media has an adverse effect on a person and can lead to demotivation, increased suicide risk and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

People base their sense of self-worth on how many likes, comments, and retweets their postings receive. Cyberbullying, sexual harassment, trolling, offensive memes, and late-night timeline surfing have an impact on mental health and sleep.

Ways To Escape From Online Trolling?

BE CONFIDENT

Be confident in who you are and what you publish on social media. If you lack confidence, trolls will undoubtedly try to harm you. Those who experience frequent trolling on social media but remain upbeat and confident in themselves provide a suitable response to the trolls.

NEVER RESPOND TO TROLLS

More trolls will attempt to troll you the more attention you give them. If someone posts a critical comment about you in such a case, don’t respond to it and ignore them. Ignore their existence and you’ll notice how quickly they get bored of doing it.

BLOCK YOUR TROLLERS.

Block all toxity out of your life and that includes troll. Your mental peace isn’t worth them. You can block a user if they repeatedly attempt to troll you on your social media postings. Additionally, you should keep them out of your thoughts and avoid thinking about them frequently.

Social media has facilitated this negative energy transfer quite effectively. But you can choose what’s important and worth your inner peace.

Written by Mahnoor Luqman

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