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Capito: L for blaspheming

Don't you like someone in your class? Have you ever told your boyfriend or girlfriend something nasty about this person? That's not good in real life. It's even worse on the internet. Because a lot of people can read there if someone has written something nasty. Cyberbullying, internet gossip and bullying - this is what it is called when someone spreads gossip on the internet.

The common thing about this form of gossip: People write nasty things about others in chat rooms and do not give their real names. Sometimes they even post photos of people on the internet. "Because they don't see other people suffering while they hurt them with words, they find it easier to blaspheme on the Internet," says expert Christian Scherg. He comes from Düsseldorf and advises people who are offended on the Internet.

People who gossip on the internet think they won't be seen doing it. But that's wrong. "Anyone who writes something bad on the Internet can also be caught," says Christine Bitter from the police in Augsburg. Because people leave traces and evidence on the Internet. If they are caught by the police, they are in real trouble. Christine Bitter and Christian Scherg advise:

Stay nice: Only write things about others on the Internet that you would like to read about yourself. Blasphemy is mean.

Watch out: If you see other classmates picking on a classmate on the internet, be brave and tell your parent or teacher. This is not a snitch. You are helping a classmate with it.

Defend yourself: Do others annoy you on the internet? Then defend yourself! You don't have to endure it when others say nasty things about you. Let your parents know, they will help you. (lea)