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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Really? He's forgotten all about it and doesnt think that perhaps, such insults are shared out in society?
    Well here is what I think, when I was growing up I was taught 2 things either turn the other cheek and ignore the person because they probably got more problems than you, or if it persist just beat the hell out of them. Not the best way to deal with things sure, but it gets the message across. My brother has dealt with bullying on a very real, unavoidable level by going to school. He had no choice but to go to school, until my mom took him out and he got his GED. He also is not like me, he can't really fight back against it. But he also is smart enough to realize that the internet is something you can entirely avoid with no repercussions, or certain parts of it at least.

    In the case of revenge porn I'm not sure that's really cyberbullying. I think that's more like you did something dumb and you live with it or you don't. That's your choice. Hey, when I graduated high school we had a big ole party had some liquor, I whipped my dick out in front of everybody, broke like 3 tables and chairs by stumbling into them like Peter Griffin and threw up all over a living room. Yeah that was a really silly stupid moment in my life, got teased about it for literally years after but I didn't let that define me. If you let single isolated things define you like that then maybe you should seek professional help.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OK that's 1.

    What about the other countless people who aren't as mentally healthy? Kids are jumping off of water towers over this. They are shooting up schools over this. I don't think it should be discounted.

    Weak parents, weak kids. Like I said. White. People. Problems.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Weak parents, weak kids. Like I said. White. People. Problems.
    OK. Hope that if you ever have children who are bullied, you don't take this stance with them.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OK. Hope that if you ever have children who are bullied, you don't take this stance with them.
    It's "blame the victim" time. "White" victims, apparently.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Here is my thing, I've dealt with depression, etc etc, my brother for example got bullied in High School for coming out as gay but he loves, just simply loves PC games. When he gets into a tussle with someone online, in say a forum you know what he does? This is crazy guys check this out...you got a ignore/block option! The internet is an amazing thing! The whole meeting a guy in the street thing I think that's a totally different deal. My brother he is a sensitive guy, he "dealt" with "cyber bullying" before and all it takes is 2 clicks and poof it's all gone!
    He doesn't go to school with those people?
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So apparently a trans-gender game modder killer him/herself by jumping off a bridge due to people urging him/her to do so thinking that it was all a big ploy to get more attention to their mods. I honestly rolled my eyes at it. It's always bad when someone dies, commits suicide but c'mon. Really? I think my crude sentiment can be best summed up by Tyler the Creator's Tweet:



    Sure that is really crude but the guy is straight to the point. It's ridiculous. Your weapon against it is the on/off switch on the back of the computer. The sleep/wake button on top of the iPhone. So not really a political thing, just think it's one of those made up white people problems we have nowadays that end up becoming a thing bigger than it really needs to be. So thoughts?
    It's ultimately not serious. Certainly not an issue for the courts to intervene in.

    That said, if you directly encourage a suicide, you should be prosecuted for manslaughter the same as if you did so IRL.

    Ditto for other criminal activity.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    OK. Hope that if you ever have children who are bullied, you don't take this stance with them.
    Well see I'm not weak and neither is my daughter. So what is your point? She wasn't raised by fools and neither is she. When a kid hurts her feelings she doesn't see it as her loss, she sees it as their loss, because typically the kid is an asshole anyways.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    It's "blame the victim" time. "White" victims, apparently.

    Let me explain the white people problems thing. Really, it's more of average middle class american problems. You don't see crap like this happening all over the world, just mostly in western society, and much of western societies characteristics originated from USA in the first place. So I hope that clears it up some.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Cyber bullying is real, and my solution to it is the same as my solution to in person bullying.


    Stand up, take the shove, shove back, and throw a punch when needed. You don't need to win the fight, just fight it.

    I've been the receiver of a lot of bullying in my day, though the internet was never a source (after my time). And I will tell you, the single best cure for a bully is a punch. The knowledge that certain actions have consequences with certain people. Mess with me, and there will be a fight, PERIOD. That deters the MAJORITY of bullies, right there.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Let me explain the white people problems thing. Really, it's more of average middle class american problems. You don't see crap like this happening all over the world, just mostly in western society, and much of western societies characteristics originated from USA in the first place. So I hope that clears it up some.
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