Most of us are becoming dependent on how others react to our pictures, posts & videos. When we get lot of likes & appreciation, we feel great but if less people like our posts- it’s depressing & demotivating.


This is called a need for ‘Validation’- a need to be told we are worthy. Are you desperate for social media likes too? In any case, a lot of people on our long list of social media are somewhat strangers. It’s impossible to have 500 “friends”! In reality we have just 4-5 genuine friends who are with us through our life then why should you depend on likes or dislikes of strangers?



This addiction to likes/dislikes can lead to serious mental health issues like feeling of rejection, depression, isolation, anxiety & worthlessness. If you are desperate for social media likes, it will also prevent you from sharing your true opinions. You will only post content that can get approval from majority, you will be influenced to share needless gossip or sensational content just cos you can also get some likes. Please detach yourself from this addiction.


Unplug from your tech devices for some time, spend time with real family & friends, read a book, engage in physical fitness exercises, build self-confidence.


सोशल मीडिया पर हम अक्सर हज़ारों अनजान लोगों से दोस्ती कर लेते हैं और फिर उम्मीद करते हैं को यह हज़ारों लोग हमारी हर पिक्चर और पोस्ट को लाइक करें जब यह लाइक नहीं मिलते हैं तो हम उदास हो जाते हैं, हमें निराशा होती है और शायद कभी कभी खुद को काबिलियत पे भी शक करते हैं यह मानसिक सेहत के लिए बिलकुल भी अच्छा नहीं है , ह


में अपने सच्चे दोस्तों और परिवार से यह उम्मीद होना कुछ हद्द तक ठीक है परन्तु अनजान लोगों से ये उम्मीद रखना को वह हमारी प्रशंसा करें या हर बात में हमारा साथ दें- बहुत हानिकारक हो सकता है इस लत को न कहें, किताबें पढ़ें, २४ घंटे सोशल मीडिया पे रहना ज़रूरी नहीं है, वास्तविक जीवन में हमारे सच्चे दोस्त सिर्फ २ या ४ ही होते हैं, उनके साथ समय बिताएं, वीडियो कॉल पर बातें करें, कुछ होब्बीस बनायें, सेहत का ध्यान रखें


Stay Aware, Stay Safe


Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!







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‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. It’s a not-for-profit Section 8 organization.

Honorary Board of advisors

Foundation’s advisory board hosts – Former Special DGP RK Vij (Chattisgarh), ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), ADG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Dr Poonam Verma (Principal- SSCBS, Delhi University)

Goals of this initiative

The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.

Support of the Indian Police for the initiative

Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 70+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.

This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.

Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety

We run India’s only private national multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.