Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has advised his fans against cyberbullying on social media.
In a social media post on Wednesday, November 29, Africa’s most decorated rapper said the current social media environment only favours the strongest in terms of mental resilience, due to increased instances of cyberbullying and harassment online.
The BET-winning rapper advised that netizens use social media responsibly and only engage with content and conversations that are constructive.
“Social media changed how we deal with reality ... only the strong will survive the mental battle ... Note: only use it for what it’s worth,” read his post.
Cyberbullying has become a huge problem online in recent years.
It involves the use of electronic communication to bully or harass other individuals.
Common forms of cyberbullying include sending mean, vulgar, or embarrassing messages via social media; sharing private information or images of others without consent; and intentionally excluding someone from an online group.
This type of online abuse can negatively impact victims' mental health and well-being.