You can never get away. We allow cyber bullying to some extent. I didn't
notice my brain was wired to the internet.
Unfortunately the anonymity of the internet attracts a lot of immaturity and
nasty behavior. I don't know how many "feel good" stories I've
read or cute little puppy videos I've seen (for example) where, sure
enough, people come along and post very mean-spirited comments.The forum
has always been relatively civil, but other websites seem to have an
"anything goes" policy. For those who don't want to deal with that
kind of negativity it's better to just not make yourself vulnerable on the
internet. Don't post on the websites that are known to have negative
behavior in their forums/comment sections. And if you want to post a video on
Youtube, keep it more private. Disable comments and only send the link to
friends & family.
If this is occurring on school property, the bullies need to be reported and
suspended. If it is on the internet, the students need to report to their
parents and teachers and the bullies need to be suspended. If you don't
take a stand against it now, it will just get worse.
"It’s not my fault that other people don’t know how to treat
other people and I don’t think I should have to be the one who gives it
up," she said.I've never been able to understand why people
are sometimes so determined to hold on to the things that bring them sorrow. To
this young lady and to other victims of extreme cyberbullying: PLEASE log off
and live! Life is so much more rewarding in person than in cyberspace.
I don't understand the draw to this website...Ask.fm. No thanks.
RanchHand, did you read the article? The reason there's so much bullying on
ask.fm is because it's ANONYMOUS. The bullies aren't getting caught
because nobody knows who they are.
Get over it. Your going to be bullied all of your life. Co-workers, Police, IRS.
I can never understand why parents allow bullying to go on. When this happened
to my child, I went to the school administrator and told him I'd sue the
school and the girl's parents if the bullying did not stop. It worked. My
child was never bothered again. Parents need to stand up for their children. My
daughter is still the same happy girl she always was.If the bullying is
off school property, go after the parents.
BLOCK the website from your home, and ask your schools to block it so the kids
cannot use it at school. You will be protecting either your own kids from
accessing the bullied messages in two very important places, or you will be
making it more difficult for your kids to bully others.
Couldn't social websites simply take the anonymous factor away? Make
everyone register with their own, verifiable, real name. I suspect dialogue
would get a lot more civil, especially if people knew consequences could be
linked with their names and actions. A prospective employer combing through your
online profile, for example...