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    Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor.
    Where do you stand on the subject of cyberbullying? Do you really think it is a serious issue or are people just too sensitive about text on a screen? Is there a simple solution?


    I think the responses will be varied based on how thick skinned everyone is and based on what the exact circumstances are.

    Behind every computer is a human being with feelings. The internet may be an anonymous online world but it takes people to type up what is found on the net and it takes people to find it and be hurt by it. Basically, regardless of it being a place where people are hidden behind a screen, those people still have emotions and things said and done can still hurt.

    I am somewhat torn on the issue. If someone tells me I'm a c*nt, I don't really care, but when people start some personal stuff (which I wont say so no one can use it ), it will sting, not going to lie, but I will most likely just put the person on ignore if they keep it up. It wont drive me anywhere close to suicide or anything but the effect is still there.

    An example I can give is a fellow in another forum's mom passed away and people made jokes about digging her up and had photoshopped a picture of a kid crying by a grave, sh!t like that....it disgusted me to read that and I voiced my opinion. It's one thing to call someone names but it is crossing a huge line to be talking sh!t about a dead family member and this guy had like 10 people ganging up on him. He didn't have to click that thread, of course, but it still hurts to have people taking swipes at an issue like that. Whether it is on the net or not, it is still personal and hurtful and to have a group of idiots dumping on this guy constantly over his dead mother was just sick, plain and simple, and it is hard for a person to just ignore such personal insults like that.

    I generally look at cyberbullying as just people who don't have the balls to say things to your face so they say it online to avoid you putting your fist into their face.

    What do you think of it?

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    I have heard some really sick and disgusting examples of cyber-bullying...people can get way too daring from behind a computer screen.

    At the same time, the person being bullied can just pull the plug...but you know human nature right...kinda gets the best of us sometimes, and we go ahead and read it.

    I think because of the human detachment, cyber-bullying can essentially just as bad, or worse emotionally...whereas in person bullying can have beatings, and sheer emotional devastation (for example, being embarrassed in front of school mates)

    I think both need to be addressed....I won't tolerate either with respect to my daughter.

    There will always be bullies....there will always be victims....I do like the anti-bullying rules now in Canadian schools...."zero-tolerance"...and they are putting a dark cloud over the bullies, making them look like the cowards....this is good.

    Now they need to start addressing the cyber bullies.
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    I am two sides on this topic. For one, I do agree with the fact that people should grow some balls when it comes to insulting others on the web.

    But than there are those people who are actually extremely sensitive regardless if it's on the internet or not. I will admit that i've taken some things to heart that people say over the internet. A lot of people out there do that. It's sort of like having an emotional attachment to a toy or a game. It's not much different. But, there is still that concept "ill tell you like it is", which is far more beneficial than lying to somebody about something. I've learned to just base my opinions on that. There are a lot of people out there that will hold back on opinions toward another person. I think being honest with someone is a lot more affective if you want to either know more about a person, or make good friends. All my friends say that they love me for always being honest with them.

    It's nobody's fault if someone ends up having a very sensitive skin. It's just when people try to take advantage of that, it gets nasty.

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    You said it better then I could have Pink. If I feel up to it I might add to it and express it in my own words, but you did a great job IMO.



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    i hate americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomDnB View Post
    i hate americans.
    Hahahaha

    I love 'em....you mess with them, you mess with us....and vice versa.

    To be honest, I feel very luck to border the states...they are a great ally, and we get along pretty good.

    If I had to pick any country to be beside, it would be the US....they rock as hard as us Canucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzoid View Post
    Hahahaha

    I love 'em....you mess with them, you mess with us....and vice versa.

    To be honest, I feel very luck to border the states...they are a great ally, and we get along pretty good.

    If I had to pick any country to be beside, it would be the US....they rock as hard as us Canucks.
    Come on down than! The US welcomes you sir muzoid of...eh music....intelligence....

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    Yeah, but I'd hate to go war alongside them..

    Friendly fire mean anything to you yankees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomDnB View Post
    Yeah, but I'd hate to go war alongside them..

    Friendly fire mean anything to you yankees?
    We are at war alongside them....so are you last time I checked....as for war against them:

    That'll never happen....we had our rift a long time ago...we are too socially and financially connected now for that to happen.

    If anything, I could see us eventually merging into AmeriCanada....and we would rule the universe and beyond

    First order of duty...make England our b!tches - hahahaha (just kidding)

    ...and for the record:

    1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident - The HMS Cardiff shot down a British (UK) Gazelle in the Falkland Islands.

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    The reason there is a term for it, is because it happens...every war has had friendly fire.

    These courageous men and women of arms are in a place I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy...

    Don't sit there acting like

    1) British have never done it

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    2) It was done on purpose.

    War is War....no winners, only losers.

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    lol, how did the subject of war come from cyberbullying?

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    Because Tom said he hates americans.

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    i woudl say cyber bulling is some how easier to control - adn happens more often i dutn knwo if it can sometimes be taken to serious some people can be very sensitive but then with teh social networsk we have nowadays cyber bulling only happesn if u let it happen u do not have to become a friend of soem one or u can remove them and blocked them
    simples

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    Because Tom said he hates americans.
    Oh man, IW...sometimes, you are just a bit slow, lol.....I saw that comment, I just don't know how war suddenly became an issue in a cyberbullying topic.

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