(Closed) Have your say about cyber bullying

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I find that absolutely ridiculous.

Just like I don’t get “trolling” wedding websites, I don’t understand the “twitter hate” or nasty facebook messaging. I don’t get how people can be SO ugly and hateful to someone that, oftentimes, it seems they don’t even know! I’ve noticed it on Twitter that when I follow a “celebrity” (usually someone from reality tv) that when they get a rude message they’ll post it for ALL of their followers to see and then their followers go and harass the sender. I find it extremely immature.

Plus, who has that kind of time and negative energy?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

oh I just heard this on the radio!

So sad.  I just can’t believe SO many people have so much hatred in their blood that they could post death threats to someone they don’t even know.  Some of the things in those tweets were just disgusting.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I don’t understand–can’t you just block trolls on FB and twitter?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AmeliaBedelia:  I’ve noticed it on Twitter that when I follow a “celebrity” (usually someone from reality tv) that when they get a rude message they’ll post it for ALL of their followers to see and then their followers go and harass the sender.

This is sort of that she was doing too.  The lady is the host of Australia’s Next Top Model and she went on tv last night talking about bullying.  She’s an ambassador for an anti-cyber bullying campaign.

Personally I’m on the fence about her re-tweeting (or as she puts it ‘exposing’) people who attack her on twitter when it seems to result in her followers then launching an attack on the bully.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Laitka:  I beg to differ. A tweet is never private, they are always public. So whether she re-tweets it or not her followers can find it and flame that person (who, if they had never said anything nasty, would be just fine).

By re-tweeting it and shinning a light on the message I think that you will shame that person even just a little bit. regardless of whether the followers then flame that person. 

Too often people who are bullied feel that it is there fault and want no one else to know what was said to them, so they don’t tell their parents or friends etc for fear of them agreeing with the bully or laughing or something. They are embarrassed. If more children who are cyber bullied posted those emails and private messages for all the world to see (particularly if they are friends with their own relatives on FB) then I think we’d have a lot more bullies backing down. 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Everdeen:  I actually totally agree with you on the one hand, yes. I do agree with the idea of naming and shaming these people who think it’s OK to bully behind the anonymity of a computer.  I liked that she publicly named the person who started the whole ‘hanging’ thing and reported it to her boss etc because that was just disgraceful (this nasty peice of work told someone who’s fiance had killed himself that she would’ve too if she was in his place wtf?!).  But I also kind of agree with @AmeliaBedelia about the fact that it perpetuates bullying when all her followers then attack that person.

Although OT, but I do find it interesting that this so-called ambassador has been in trouble before after she tweeted that she wished a person would get “killed” already… (I forget who the subject of it was but I remember there were talks about the police etc)

@jessierhysy:  Good on you! Agree completely. 

I will honestly never understand the mentality behind trolls.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Twitter=bad.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The internet makes people anonymous and gives them a free reign to do what you would never do without accountability. Sad that they can do this and never properly stand up for their beliefs,its all behind a shield

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t understand or like Twitter. I feel very sad about cyber bullying and worry about future generations.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Several  years ago, I had a bride who had a disagreement with another bride on a message board. (im a vendor, not a bride collector lol) The other bride used her position at **** bank to stalk her relentlessly. She ran her credit report, found out where she worked, and tried to get her fired.  She made false animal services reports, and even Contacted the girls fiancé, trying to get him to call off the wedding!

This poor girl went through hell. The police didn’t do jack, because she stayed right inside the law. She was a customer of this bank, so technically she had permission to access her info. Remember, this was years ago. I don’t know all the details, but suffice it say the bully got away with it. I just googled her name….. And guess what? She still works for the same banking firm, now in a much higher position! Sometimes it seems as though there is no justice. SMS

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