Cyber Bullying -Part 4
They can’t kill your dreams, so they assassinate your character
Kayla’s mum had finished work early.
By the time she reached home, Kayla’s friends were still there, so she decided to cook something special and ask the girls to stay over for supper.
Naomi had suggested that their phones need a break so they began sharing ideas on what they would wear this Friday, and just spend some quality time with each other.
While this discussion was taking place, on the other side Hailey was busy planning her next move.
Since they helped Kayla set up her chat, it was easy to hack into it.
Hailey hacked into Kayla’s account and posted a very disturbing and inappropriate content.
As soon as she posted it, comments were piling up.
People who love to stir up trouble was commenting and adding more fuel to the fire.
Kalya was socializing with her besties and having a good time, not aware that her account had been hacked.
Not aware that as of tomorrow everyone is going to look at her differently.
Look at her in a way that makes her feel insecure, makes her question herself, doubt herself, and sometimes even degrade herself.
The girls had supper and left immediately as it was getting late.
Once they left, Kayla headed to the bathroom and freshened up before bed.
opens the bathroom door ; “ahh now i feel so refreshed”.
She grabs her laptop and takes it to bed.
She logs in…. takes a deep breath and exhales
“What the fish!” No, no, no! this can’t be happening.
Oh my God she began to cry.
Kayla’s crying profusely, her heart is beating extremely fast, she’s pacing back and forth in her room trying to figure out how this happened, how could it happen to her.
She thinks of her crush Darien and what he would be thinking of her right now.
She’s so lost in thoughts right now that she couldn’t hear her mother knock on the door.
Kayla’s mum opens the door to find her daughter pacing back and forth like a freak.
Kayla’s mum : Kay! what’s wrong.
Kayla : mum cries someone hacked into my account and they posted inappropriate things about me.
Everyone is going to think it’s me mum, they’re going to think I’m a slut.
Kayla’s mum : Kay, it’s been one day and you already in tears over this chat. Please do me a favour and remove it.
Sweety it’s for your own good. Look at your state right now.
Kayla’s silent, she logs out and doesn’t speak to anyone for the rest of the night.
She goes to bed with the intention to fall asleep quick as possible but unfortunately she can’t.
She kept thinking of what’s going to happen tomorrow. How will everyone treat her, will Darien still like her.
This mind games continued for a few hours until she fell asleep but when she wakes up, it’s back to reality and back to getting ready to face everyone at school.
“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it,
Trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did”
The morning had dawned with low- hanging clouds.
Kayla had woken up in a fowl mood, her eyes were puffy, her thoughts remained the same as last night (worried about how people would react towards her).
She quickly snaps out of that thought and gets ready for school.
She hasn’t checked her messages and doesn’t intend to for the rest of the day because she’s scared of what else she might see.
Her mother comes to check on her and tries to comfort her by telling her that if she keeps giving into the negativity of these immature, narrow mindset people then she’s giving them the will power to define who she is rather that doing that herself.
Her mother had told her that there are people in this world who will do anything for fame, do anything to be recognized and to have a title attached to their name so even if it means ruining someone else’s reputation, they will do it but we have to stand up for ourselves and not give them that opportunity to break us.
Standing up to them doesn’t mean following in their footstep and degrading them in the same manner they do to us because that will just put ourselves in the same bad category as them.
Sweety remember the “days that break you are the days that make you”
With that being said her mother hugged Kayla and left.
Kayla didn’t have much time to digest whatever her mum said because she was getting late.
She grabs a fruit and rushes out.
She arrives at school.
Looks for her friends and rushes towards them.
Surprisingly Hailey was there to. She apologized for being a coward and was going on about how sorry she is but Kayla cut her short because she had much bigger issues to solve than worrying about an apology.
Naomi and Tash : Kay, what happened yesterday. We saw the chats when we got home. Who could have done that.
Hailey :yes, I’ve seen it too, I wanted to call you but I thought you might be upset with me so I waited until today to speak to you.
How you holding up hun.
people walking pass notices Kayla : Oh gosh, she actually came to school,
She’s such a slut, I’d pay you 5 bucks for a session Kay. *everyone around them laughs.
Kayla could not stand there any longer and take those insults.
She runs back home filled with regrets.
Back at home:
Kayla comes back home, leaves her bag in the lounge and walks to her room.
She switches the laptop on and logs into the chat account.
Scrolling down the comments, she’s surprised to see that this James guy was actually defending her. He was being really sweet and Darien was playing the silent game.
She messages James privately and thanks him for standing up for her.
Kayla’s feeling much better knowing there was someone who stood up for her and he’s cute too.
She texts her friends and tells them how sweet James is.
Things quieten down a bit when james and Kayla started chatting often.
The next day at school, Darien bumps into her.
They stared at each other for a few seconds and then Darien breaks the silence and apologizes.
Darien : clears throat I’m sorry
Kayla : it’s fine
Darien : I saw what happened to your account. I’m guessing it was hacked.
Kay : yeah, but it’s kinda sorted out now.
Darien whatever was mentioned was a load of crap.
Darien : hey i know, I just gave it some time to die off.
Kay do you have a date for the dance, if not I’d like for you to go with me.
Kayla : uh, well… Yes, no. I mean no I don’t have a date and yes I would go with you. blushes
Darien : cool. IL speak to you later.
Kayla : okay smiles
Kayla’s friends were already waiting for the juicy details
When she returned, they started the interrogation.
Girls : what did he say, we saw him smile so that means he’s into you.
Kay : He asked me to go to the dance with him.
Hailey : He was avoiding you for a few days and now he wants to take you out.
Kay he’s going to use you.
I thought you liked James Kayla.
Kayla : James is sweet but let’s get real.
I haven’t met him.
Hailey : he’s going to do the same thing his friend had done to me.
They get what they want and then leave.
Kayla : just because you got used doesn’t mean i will. Darien hasn’t been forward at all with me.
Hailey : thanks.
Breaks over and back to work.
Hailey being furious again, doesn’t let this go so easily.
She’s going for round two soon when the time is right.
For now she’s going to use her fake account “james” to do her dirty work and get close to Kayla then stab her in the back when she least expects it.