Body shaming and online bullying is not a new topic in today's world dominated by technology where social media is a platform witnessing people spending too much of time in chatting with friends. The point is that social media has provided a good ventilation for a lot of people who can share their sorrows, happiness, know about each other's well being and this goes on but the negative sides out-weigh the positive ones.
The point is whether social media is a safe place or not!! There are many opinions on this as it is both safe and unsafe yet a convenient method in the busy lives of people where they get to connect with their people(and others).
A survey was recently carried out over 14,000 females of 22 countires including India which revealed that 1 out of evey 5 females is forced to leave the social media platform because they become victims of online bullying and body-shaming. The survey had females in the age group of 15 to 25 years. 39 percent females revealed that they were over victimised and the fear of body shaming forced them to leave social media. The survey was done by Plan International which is an inependent development and humanitarian organisation and works in 71 countries.
58 percent females confessed that they have faced online harassment and 22 percent females had the fear of body-shaming. They said that abusive language and insults are very common over social media. Females went to the extent of leaving social media and there are some who made amendments to their ways of expressing themselves over social media.
Plan International was founded in Spain in 1937 and has its headquarters in Woking, UK.