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?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.
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?