Are you an accidental cyber bully? Here's what you can do about it

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Cyberbullying is a serious problem in South Africa
Cyberbullying is a serious problem in South Africa

We're spending more of our lives on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, so it's more important than ever to create a compassionate online environment. Here's what you can do.

COMMUNICATE WITH RESPECT

When you chat online, you can't rely on facial expressions, gestures or tone to get your message across because you can't see the other people. This leaves room for misunderstandings, so before you jump to conclusions or overreact, stop, breathe and think.

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