In a bold move to raise awareness about cyber bullying, Jimmy Gait spoke about the impact it had on his life as a victim. With the launch of The Hisiah Campaign, Jimmy hopes to foster positive interactions on the internet and provide a reporting system for cyber harassment cases.
The campaign aims to bring about a change in behavior across all segments of society when it comes to internet usage. Jimmy wants to create a safer online world for everyone to enjoy.
Jimmy shared his story, “In 2017, I covered Adelle’s song ‘Hello’ and uploaded it on YouTube. The next day, I received a call from Larry Madowo, the host of NTV’s Trend, asking for an exclusive interview since I was trending on Twitter. But to my shock, I was met with insults and a barrage of hate. I felt like the world was against me, and all my previous musical achievements were forgotten.”
The cyber bullying experience took a toll on Jimmy’s mental and emotional well-being. He shared, “It led me to depression, a loss of confidence, and a loss of appetite. I locked myself in the house for two weeks, feeling like everyone disliked me and knew how low I was feeling. The whole experience was devastating.”
Through The Hisiah Campaign, Jimmy hopes to bring attention to the harmful effects of cyber bullying and inspire a change in behavior to create a safer online world for all.