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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    He doesn't go to school with those people?
    This is a fair point, however in this instance, parents need to step in, go to PTC, engage in the childs life. There is no excuse in the world for being a bad parent. Well what if the kid acts like everything is ok? Well just be involved in there lives especially the teenage years. If your kid is gay then let them be gay, embrace it, and find out how to make there lives better.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Of course it's real.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    This is a fair point, however in this instance, parents need to step in, go to PTC, engage in the childs life. There is no excuse in the world for being a bad parent. Well what if the kid acts like everything is ok? Well just be involved in there lives especially the teenage years. If your kid is gay then let them be gay, embrace it, and find out how to make there lives better.
    You've never had a parent intervene on your behalf for bullying before, have you?

    I have. And I assure you, it only makes the problem worse. Teachers are not omniscient, no matter how much you want them to be. And once you have proved your need to have MOMMY and DADDY step in on your behalf? It's like tossing chum into shark infested waters during swim time.


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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    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.
    How do you know that your daughter is not one who is bullying? I mean, of course, seeing as how she is not weak and all.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    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.
    This is an example of projection.


    You HOPE this is how your daughter sees it. You HOPE this is all there is to it. But you don't KNOW. You THINK you know, but the truth is, you don't.

    My advice? If your daughter id a recurring target of bullying, be it in person, or online, tell her to take it to the person committing the act. Go to their house.

    30 seconds of courage will save her months of trouble.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    By which I mean, confront, in person. Like, don't go to their house looking for a fight, lol. Go to their house, ring the bell, and ask to see so and so. And tell them to politely....**** OFF. When THEIR mommy or daddy comes to the door and gets and attitude, show them the posts.


    Fact is, most parents think their child is mother theresa reborn. And they aren't. My experience is, anyone in a position to bully will do so, if the alternative is to be bullied. By that I mean, pear pressure makes monsters of all of us. It's up to the tryranical leaders (parents) to keep us all in line at that age. The less they know, the more it happens.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Made up white people problems? No, I don't think so. Kids today have so many other issues to deal with than we do, and this is one of them. The internet is a constant, whether you turn off your computer or not. There are still going to be people making fun of you, whether you are there to see it or not. And when you get to school the next day, the harassment continues.
    Well that wouldnt be cyberbullying then would it

    Why should the bullied student be forced to stay off the internet? It's like blaming the victim. Personally, I think more parents should watch what their kids do, and who they do it to. Maybe then this "made up white people problem" will go away.
    I dont think you get how the internet works or what cyber bullying is, you dont have to stay off the internet just go away from that site/forum or block the users who are bullying you.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    If you get cyber bullied, just switch of your computer. If you get bullied at school, go to a different school. If you get bullied at work, find a different job. If you get bullied by a parent/spouse, move away from them.

    I don't understand how people get bullied in any situation when it's so easy to avoid.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    If you get cyber bullied, just switch of your computer. If you get bullied at school, go to a different school. If you get bullied at work, find a different job. If you get bullied by a parent/spouse, move away from them.

    I don't understand how people get bullied in any situation when it's so easy to avoid.
    Wut? Is that a serious suggestion (the bold)?

    And why should someone being bullied leave or move? They are not the one in the wrong.

    What a disgusting dismissal of other peoples' feelings and troubles.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    It could be argued both ways. Personally, I'm of a mind that bullying must entail powerlessness, or at least the perception of such. I fail to see how that could be the case on the internet, where one may instantly banish ten million more capable opponents with the click of a mouse. Sure, words can wound, but then the wounded may respond in kind, unless they're illiterate, in which case they wouldn't be posting anywhere and the words couldn't have meant anything.

    I'm wary of the 'cyber bullying' charge, as it invites inroads towards censorship of the last bastion of (relatively) free speech on the planet. Should someone happen to be burdened with such issues as might precipitate their suicide, they're at liberty to forego the big, scary internet in favour of pursuits that existed before ever the net was a concept. Their issues must colour their perceptions offline also. Shall we ban every medium of expression for fear of causing offense? As an infinitesimal minority, it's outrageous to expect that the entire global medium should cater to their delicate sensibilities. They don't need coddling. They need a shrink.

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