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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
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    You call it victim blaming, I call it lack of judgement from the "victim."
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    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.
    It is total BS...'just go somewhere else.' Like a teen has that kind of control over his life or his parents can just afford it.

    A couple of days ago, a 16 yr old boy brought a gun to school, ready to kill, and a teacher (coach?) tackled him after he shot it off once. It was because he was being bullied. I dont know if it was cyber-bullying or in person but my guess is both.

    Bullying kills others besides those being bullied. The guy with Aspergers that killed all those kids in Newtown was bullied. I think the Littleton teens were too and so have many of those school shooters.

    You point out and stop the bullies....they are the ones in the wrong and you should make THEIR parents deal with them and after that point, even hold them accountable. How can responsible parents ignore such behavior in their kids? I would think they'd want to know and to correct their kids, so they'll grow up to be better people.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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.

    Parental controls, being in your kids life, like I said weak parents make weak kids.People need to understand that.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    And you think it's easy for people who use the internet as their primary way of socialising, being entertained, and gathering information can just switch it off?
    That's like having sympathy for a drug addict or alcoholic isn't it?
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    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.
    I can get behind that, at least the last part. Parents often are well horrible now. They don't know how to teach their kids anything or how to interact. I've been pretty good at it with my 4 year old...most parents think she is 6 simply because of the way she acts, her manners, how she interacts with other kids, etc. If a kid rejects her I let her know it's their loss and she needs to find better friends that like what she likes. Of course her best friend is me though at this point!
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Weirdly enough none have told me to kill myself as of yet so no .
    That may constitute an infraction, here? I'm not sure.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    That may constitute an infraction, here? I'm not sure.
    Indeed, my point was that no one here would be considered bullies unlike the people who had bullied the person who had taken their own life due to constant harassment and people telling the individual to commit suicide.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Indeed, my point was that no one here would be considered bullies unlike the people who had bullied the person who had taken their own life due to constant harassment and people telling the individual to commit suicide.
    There are those here whose scruples are defined solely by what they're permitted to indulge in. Believe that.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    There are those here whose scruples are defined solely by what they're permitted to indulge in. Believe that.
    Doesn't get any more real than that.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    That's like having sympathy for a drug addict or alcoholic isn't it?
    No, it's not.
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