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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So then you think that like every other dude on this forum is a bully then?
    Weirdly enough none have told me to kill myself as of yet so no .
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Are you saying that you think that people who have mental illness should be sent to prison?? Seriously? Way to blame the victim here.

    And you didn't qualify what level of mental illness should require incarceration. Should someone with ADHD be sent to prison because they forgot to take their pills? Anxiety? Alzheimers? At what level do you think people should be incarcerated over a mental illness?

    First off don't kill the messenger. You and I both know that many mentally ill in America do end up in prisons some way or another. It just is a reality. So my suggestion isn't far off from what actually occurs out in the real world.



    It's no surprise if a mentally unstable person calls their 911 office 10 times a month over cyber bullying that yeah, they'll end up in prison. (And they do).

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Cyber bullying is very real if you let it. My daughters don't have face book or use any social media outside school or the library but I have tons of students that interrupt their classwork, etc because somebody just posted something on face book. I look at them like who cares but it really upsets them because they have made it their life. There are fights and threats all the time over cyber bullying. Parents get called in as do the police from time to time. It is easy, but naive, to just say let it go but if it is your life, because you kinda have no life, then it is very real.

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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?
    All one has to do is go down to the DP's special place to know that cyber bullying is real...

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    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?
    Good point. Most of the students that get upset are the more low socio-economic kids that don't do as well in school and seem much more emotionally messed up, talking of fighting, bullying, drinking, etc.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    First off don't kill the messenger. You and I both know that many mentally ill in America do end up in prisons some way or another. It just is a reality. So my suggestion isn't far off from what actually occurs out in the real world.



    It's no surprise if a mentally unstable person calls their 911 office 10 times a month over cyber bullying that yeah, they'll end up in prison. (And they do).
    What the blue hell are you talking about? Most of the kids who commit suicide don't tell ANYBODY about the bullying. THAT is the problem. Where are you coming up with your statistics?
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Although I'd been a victim of cyber bullying in only the most miniscule way myself once before, apparently it can reach levels of toxicity that are simply mind boggling.



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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Well what kind of dumbass takes nude pictures? that made me rofl hard.
    What kind of dumbass moves to an earthquake zone? What kind of dumbass lives in a flood zone? What kind of a dumbass would put their financial info on Amazon or Paypal which can be hacked? What kind of dumbass gets an account with a major bank that charges exploitative fees? What kind of dumbass would etc. etc. etc.

    There's the expectation that humans won't be utterly horrible, and there's victim blaming, which I think can easily be said you are doing.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    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.
    This is like saying your weapon against bullying in school is just to go to another school. For better or worse, the internet is a part of life these days, and you shouldn't be expected to avoid it because someone else is being an asshole.

    Cyber bullying is definitely a real issue. In some ways it's not as serious as in-person bullying. With cyber-bullying, there's no possibility of physical violence since you can't punch someone through a computer screen (much as we'd all like to from time to time). On the other hand, people feel free to be much bigger assholes online than they do in person generally, and it's harder to stop cyber bullying than it is in-person bullying.

    Mostly, the way to combat it is for parents to support their kids and teach them to be a little thicker-skinned.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What kind of dumbass moves to an earthquake zone? What kind of dumbass lives in a flood zone? What kind of a dumbass would put their financial info on Amazon or Paypal which can be hacked? What kind of dumbass gets an account with a major bank that charges exploitative fees? What kind of dumbass would etc. etc. etc.

    There's the expectation that humans won't be utterly horrible, and there's victim blaming, which I think can easily be said you are doing.
    Perhaps there are resources in said earthquake zone?

    Perhaps the costs are extremely cheap in the flood zones despite mandatory flood insurance?

    But do tell, what benefits come from nude pictures?

    You call it victim blaming, I call it lack of judgement from the "victim."
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