The Internet can be a scary place sometimes; some people unnecessarily troll and pass rude comments to whomever they see fit. Although the trolling starts from petty jokes, it can become distasteful to the extent that it may take a toll on the mental health of the person getting trolled.
The unpleasant comments by trolls can make you feel insecure about yourself, and they can even turn even one of the most pleasant days of your life into a living nightmare. Therefore, online abuse should never be taken lightly as it can damage one’s self-esteem, make them feel vulnerable, and cause a person to feel dissatisfied with who they are
We often hear rumors about people which usually turn out to be nothing more than mindless gossip. While this gossip may seem harmless, it can wreak havoc in the lives of victims as long as they stay afloat on social media. Moreover, pointless speculation and rumors tend to break hearts as one can never fully comprehend what a person is going through. There are so many people who deal with this negativity and cyberbullying on a daily basis, especially celebrities and other social media influencers.
If you wish to overcome trolling, insecurities and false accusations here are some tips on how you can accomplish it:
Don’t feed the trolls
The internet is swarming with trolls and keyboard warriors who spam social media by
causing trouble and trying to push people’s buttons. People who troll others are insignificant to your life; thus, their opinion of you does not matter.
Naturally, one is bound to reach a breaking point after receiving relentless trolling. It’s totally understandable if you wish to wage a war on trolls but trolls thrive on anger and frustration. So, the best way to deal with them is to starve them of a reaction and let them say whatever they want, and don’t give them the satisfaction of your attention. Once they realize that they are not getting any acknowledgment from you, they will stop bullying you..
If you can’t ignore them, call their misconduct
If you are tired of giving them the silent treatment, then call them out. Trolls are never open to a rational discussion as they just want to have fun by bullying someone. Stay calm and show them the facts, this way you will be able to silence them. Any person who is trolling you will always run away from a sensible conversation.
Ask them to show evidence
When someone is falsely accusing you of something, always ask them to show evidence. As mentioned above, people who troll others or put false accusations about others can never be open to a rational discussion. Ask them for proof of their claims, and they will back out, you might never hear from them again.
Win them over with humor
Other than kindness, the biggest weapon against the troll brigade is humor; they don’t know how to respond to it. Most of the time, a troll is not expecting a witty comeback from you, so engulf them in a conversation where you sweetly show them their place. However, you need to be vigilant when having a comical conversation with your troll because there is a thin line that you must not cross as it can make matters worse for you.
One thing you must always remember is that handling a troll is a lot more difficult than it seems. Sometimes, these trolls and false accusations can get too personal, so you have to be very patient in dealing with them. Some comments can be insufferable, and it can be hard for someone to retaliate with kindness or humor but always keep in mind that these tormentors are just trying to have fun at the expense of your peace. So disarm them with humor and gentleness.