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Posted 9/22/17 , edited 9/23/17
A quick search of PubMed finds multiple studies about this topic stating that several thousand take place per year because of cyberbullying. Now I don't expect the OP or other posters here to believe this because they have already made up their minds without doing any research or looking for any facts. You have the right to deny reality and believe your uneducated opinions and I bet that you will.
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Personally I think “bullying” should be the least of your worries on the internet & is easy enough to avoid… Don’t participate in social media unless you have thick skin & a good sense of humor, as well as a basic knowledge of how things work. It helps if you’re more humble & keep to yourself as well.. I’m not a Donald Trump wannabe or attention whore.

Your primary focus should be more towards the hundreds of thousands of scammers, hackers, malware, ransomware, predators, etc.. all relentlessly targeting the most popular sites you visit (FB, Twitter, IG), maybe even this 1 - which without a doubt makes bullying frail in comparison & doesn’t have nearly as big of an impact on peoples lives & financial well being.
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Turn off your computer. Problem solved.
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md4124 wrote:

A quick search of PubMed finds multiple studies about this topic stating that several thousand take place per year because of cyberbullying. Now I don't expect the OP or other posters here to believe this because they have already made up their minds without doing any research or looking for any facts. You have the right to deny reality and believe your uneducated opinions and I bet that you will.


Lol at you projecting so hard. Nobody has their minds up about anything except for you in regards to my opinion on this matter.

The whole reason I opened up discourse on this topic was to gain a wider perspective on the issue. I stated my position solely to contribute to the thread and to begin discourse nowhere did I state it wasn't subject to change and set in stone.

But that doesn't matter you can automatically know what people are thinking and know that they are ignorant and cannot possibly have their opinions changed when presented with more accurate information.

Keep playing god bro it sure speaks volumes on your level of intelligence. Also the fact that you try to virtue signal as "smarter"or better educated because you did a quick Google scholar search shows how ignorant you are.
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Saying that people being cyber bullied should just turn off the computer does not make sense to me. Really we should just let people post nasty photo-shopped images of other children and use the internet as a weapon to hurt others but its the victims that should get off the computer. Blocking and turning off the computer does not stop people from posting malicious things that can be seen by friends and family and in fact not being on the computer does not stop it from effecting you.

If someone posted a photo-shopped pic of me ( for example my head on the head of someone in a provocative act) just turning off my computer or blocking them does not stop them from sending it to people I know and that's the problem with cyber bullies. They do things that can't be ignored just by turning off the computer because its out there for everyone to see and they still have to deal with the fall out of things posted about them even if they dont see the post themselves.. Try explaining to your mom why there is a fake picture of you doing something you have not done and should not be doing and on the internet.

Cyber bullies should not be able to get away with doing things like that.
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Try explaining to your mom why there is a fake picture of you doing something you have not done and should not be doing and on the internet.


Lmao are you kidding right now? If you were in that situation your mother would be the last person you needed to explain anything too. If anything she would be the first to understand that this wasn't your actions and that someone is fucking with you.


The spirit of the whole"turn off the computer" applies to older individuals lets say just to put out a number 15 years old +.

If your a middle school kid and are subject to this type of shit you might not be able to handle it but after a certain age common really?

Are you telling me at 25 years old if someone photoshops you doing something you know you didn't do it would break you down emotionally?

I can understand those actions having consequences where you might lose a job and that being unacceptable but that's in regards to the extreme end of cyber bullying. Most of the occurrences are simple trolling acts you can make disappear with "turning off the computer"
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Listen, if you stand up on a stage and throw shit at a crowd, you've got no right to cry when they throw shit back tenfold. If you keep coming back to the stage, the problem is with your head, not with the shit coming from the crowd.

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Werning wrote:

Listen, if you stand up on a stage and throw shit at a crowd, you've got no right to cry when they throw shit back tenfold. If you keep coming back to the stage, the problem is with your head, not with the shit coming from the crowd.

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How dare you speak such hate facts! Shit is offensive and needs to be banned in order for everyone to feel welcome and safe.
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Rujikin wrote:


Werning wrote:

Listen, if you stand up on a stage and throw shit at a crowd, you've got no right to cry when they throw shit back tenfold. If you keep coming back to the stage, the problem is with your head, not with the shit coming from the crowd.

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How dare you speak such hate facts! Shit is offensive and needs to be banned in order for everyone to feel welcome and safe.


People are full of it. What are they going to do, ban themselves?
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Cyber bullying isn't bad? Shame on you!
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Yes, it's real. If you do not see that it is real you are likely delusional and or in denial. When you try to dominate and hurt someone for no good reason but to only hurt someone that is bullying. Bullies are usually insecure people that often feel weak and small. They are insecure. To feel big and strong they bully others by making others feel bad and small. They are essentially parasites. Eventually a bully will get what is coming to them if they don't stop. Someone bigger than them who won't take their bullshit will stop them and teach them a lesson.

Most internet bullies or trolls are cowards because they believe that nothing will happen to them due to anonymity.
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dooglemcfresh wrote:

Personally I think “bullying” should be the least of your worries on the internet & is easy enough to avoid… Don’t participate in social media unless you have thick skin & a good sense of humor, as well as a basic knowledge of how things work. It helps if you’re more humble & keep to yourself as well.. I’m not a Donald Trump wannabe or attention whore.

Your primary focus should be more towards the hundreds of thousands of scammers, hackers, malware, ransomware, predators, etc.. all relentlessly targeting the most popular sites you visit (FB, Twitter, IG), maybe even this 1 - which without a doubt makes bullying frail in comparison & doesn’t have nearly as big of an impact on peoples lives & financial well being.


Honestly no one should need to have a thick skin and sense of humour to use the internet same with going around irl.
Sadly our society is too immature for this.
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Werning wrote:

Listen, if you stand up on a stage and throw shit at a crowd, you've got no right to cry when they throw shit back tenfold. If you keep coming back to the stage, the problem is with your head, not with the shit coming from the crowd.

Fools.



Except this is not always the case people get Cyberbullied when they have done nothing wrong sometimes it's on a site they love they won't leave it because of some ass so they block them.

Then they go make rumours or new accounts to bully this person.

The person is not at fault for not leaving the bully is at fault 100% in this situation.

If you are giving someone shit though then it's fair call for them to do it back.
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Posted 9/23/17 , edited 9/23/17
yes, cyberbullying is real. i would agree sometimes people take being trolled or just having disagreements with people online (sometimes heatedly) and pass that off as cyberbullying (which it isn't imo) effectively blowing the situation out of proportion. there are also steps you can take to mitigate the affects of said bullying or make it stop altogether in some cases, however this does not and should not excuse the behavior of the bully in question
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Considering kids have committed suicide from cyberbullying I'd say it's at least real for their friends and families.
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