Social networks: harassment not to let the victims rest

The suicide of Nieves, 20, at the end of December at Jaén after the wild campaign of Ciberacoso denounced by his family has certified, once again, that new tech

Social networks: harassment not to let the victims rest

The suicide of Nieves, 20, at the end of December at Jaén after the wild campaign of Ciberacoso denounced by his family has certified, once again, that new technologies have become a powerful extension of traditional harassment. For online harassment there is already an abundant diagnosis but, however, it continues without having an antidote.

Social networks are parallel lives in which there seems to be immunity and from there it is built a path that begins in adolescence and extends, fundamentally, until the first youth.

The problem, according to specialized prosecutors, is that the harasser does not perceive the severity of this behavior. "There is a null awareness of crime and those who start a campaign of harassment and demolition are convinced that disclosing a bull or an insult is normal."

The cybercoster, as a minor prosecutor argued consulted by this newspaper, begins to form at very early age and does it almost without realizing it, naturally, with "without filters" access to the mobile phone and the cyber content.

"In schools do not teach in use of social networks nor do they explain what is dangerous and what is not. The educational contents are totally outside of this scourge. Students are taught languages and managing on networks but are not given the tools to do it in a correct way. "

"Then, we find children without training or base that do not perceive this type of behavior as dangerous but they see it normal, as a game," he explains. The prosecutor does not overlook "the lack of sensitization, he says," in the use of the mobile "and denounces a manifest" absence of control ".

«Many times it seems that the best teacher of children is the iPad, the tablet or the computer. At home they are given and there is no children. There is no noise, do not bother but then come the consequences we are seeing daily ».

But what prevents adolescents and, then the young man, appreciate the crime? "The loss of personal communication makes them unable to empathize with the victim because, on many occasions, he does not even know her. It is a message in the network more that is not given importance and it is necessary to make it very clear that the contents that are sent to a mobile are not being sent to a friend, they are sending themselves to the world. Today you are not the owner of the things you send ».

In addition, there is another issue that is especially concerned and is that of the 'omniprese' of the cybercoso in the life of the victim, since it does not end at school or on the street, as it happened years ago, but continues at home through of social networks.

"This is impossible for the victim to rest." "They shield in the anonymity that gives them the Internet. Thus they dare to say things that face to face would be more difficult or that they would not directly say. Through social networks they dare to do what they would not do in reality, "explains the prosecutor of Telematic crimes of Valencia, José Vicente Miramón.

"We have appreciated the management of social networks by immature people who are not aware of the severity of their actions. They do not have enough training and maturity to handle them and that makes us meet criminal behavior, acquired when they were minor, that they do not even perceive. "

Updated Date: 09 January 2022, 20:57

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