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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

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

    Kids are jumping off of water towers over this. They are shooting up schools over this. I don't think it should be discounted.

    Are they really doing these shootings, these bridge jumps because of cyber bullying or because they always had a mental health issue and simply blamed "The internet" for their mental health issue? I think that's more the case and the data points to that. Mentally unstable people log into facebook, get in an argument then jump off a bridge, is that really the Internets fault? Who logged in and started yelling at people on their facebook and claiming bullying? I think that's a failure of their family, of themselves to get proper treatment. Not the internet and not the people on the internet who have to deal with said mentally unstable people who shouldn't be online and have been medically advised not to be.


    It's the equivalent of storming into a brothel and becoming morally outraged and then arguing with the patrons. It's fake outrage. The whole online bullying movement is fake outrage because mentally unstable people now have 24/7 online access to have maximum possible chances to go crazy.

    Surprise!! They're going crazy. Who would have thought?
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Well that wouldnt be cyberbullying then would it



    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.

    You don't think I get how the internet goes? I've probably been on the internet longer than you've been an itch in your daddy's pants. I know how it works - have seen it happen, and am not going to bury my head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist, just because it's easier that way.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You don't think I get how the internet goes? I've probably been on the internet longer than you've been an itch in your daddy's pants. I know how it works - have seen it happen, and am not going to bury my head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist, just because it's easier that way.
    You obviously don't if you think you have to stay off the internet completely to get away from cyber bullying

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I was given a very useful piece of advise back in the day. Due to my PTSD during and from my childhood abuse, I wasn't much liked and got verbally assaulted from time to time, additionally I had all my parents verbal assaults running around in my head. Anyway the advise she gave me was this...

    If a crazy drunk guy came up to you and told you that your eyes were neon purple, would you believe him? No, you wouldn't. You know it's a lie. So when people lie about you, regardless of family or schoolmate, just remember that if a crazy drunk can't make you believe a lie, neither should you allow anyone else.

    Quite literally now when people start commenting in a way that's clearly a misrepresentation of who I am, my first thought is "purple eyes," and it doesn't effect me as much. Now if a person is a friend or family member who is doing thusly often, then they simply are no longer part of my life. I see no point in having people who trash others around me or my loved ones, nor people that don't know when it's no longer funny. You know the type, says something just really crappy and then says, "aw, can't you take a joke."

    Anyway, cyberbullying is real. But I believe instead of making the bullies the focus of our response, we need to find a way to empower kids to resist the effects of bullying. Disempower them arseholes, kind of like I did today actually, disempowering that cop by refusing to play his game at all.
    i am very sorry for the abuse you say you suffered.

    I have said it before - there are WAY too many people having children out there.

    IMO, not even 50% of parents that I have seen are even what I would call passable parents. It pisses me off so much that I fear the next time I hear a parent verbally abusing his/her child that I will just tell him/her to 'shut up you ****ty parent'.

    To me, the number one problem in the world is lousy parenting and all it's trickle down effects.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Anyone who says there is no such thing as cyberbullying is probably a cyberbully themselves.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    i am very sorry for the abuse you say you suffered.

    I have said it before - there are WAY too many people having children out there.

    IMO, not even 50% of parents that I have seen are even what I would call passable parents. It pisses me off so much that I fear the next time I hear a parent verbally abusing his/her child that I will just tell him/her to 'shut up you ****ty parent'.

    To me, the number one problem in the world is lousy parenting and all it's trickle down effects.
    Surprisingly my life and the abuse therein is the fault of pro-lifers (though back then in was the entire nation) and the medical society in a way. I was born dead and with a heart defect. Had they not "saved" me... the next child would've been better appreciated, particularly if it had been a healthy boy. My mother didn't want a child so soon after her first to the point my grandmother offered to take her to Canada for an abortion which the mother refused and instead intentionally did/didn't do things that could've caused a miscarriage. Unfortunately for her and me, none of those worked. See not all children who weren't aborted are so happy and loved as everyone who's pro-life thinks the world is.
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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.
    Do any of the things you mentioned after a computer sit on top of your desk, inside your bag, or your back pocket? Do they have on off switches? I'm not denying bullying is a real thing and an issue that needs dealt with, but I think in the instance of bullying online, it's not as serious as most people make it out to be.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Anyone who says there is no such thing as cyberbullying is probably a cyberbully themselves.
    Yeah when I'm on Facebook, I love to bully my friends. When I go to the two forums I go to all I'm doing is bullying people. You got me! Hands up!
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    You obviously don't if you think you have to stay off the internet completely to get away from cyber bullying
    I never said that you have to stay off the internet to get away from bullying. If you'll scroll back, you see where I said that cyberbullying doesn't stop with turning off the computer, and it's not that easy to just turn off the computer to get away from it. Those same 500 kids that are bullying 1 child on the internet, are going to be the same 500 children in school the next day, bullying that 1 child.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Do any of the things you mentioned after a computer sit on top of your desk, inside your bag, or your back pocket? Do they have on off switches? I'm not denying bullying is a real thing and an issue that needs dealt with, but I think in the instance of bullying online, it's not as serious as most people make it out to be.
    Teenager who killed herself over cyberbullying sparks soul searching in US - Telegraph

    No - it's not serious at all.

    Try Googling 'teenagers who killed themselves because of cyberbullying' if you want more examples of how people are taking it too seriously.

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