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Posted 8/10/14

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I agree, but what at a different view?

Like, a person is "cyber-bullying" you by putting you on blast, making hurtful comments behind your backs, telling lies, etc. , to groups of people. On Facebook, for example. Surely, the victim can walk away from the screen... but it's still there, among lots and lots of people.

In reality, people who cyber bully are weaker than actual bullies.


Unless we're talking Anonymous level, it wouldn't matter. The internet is confined to the internet unless it is among people you know. The internet is more of a tool at that point.


I'm talking like... Amanda Todd level. Where it's actually making an effect on others' thought towards and about you. As if the bullying actually worked to what they wanted, and it'll never leave unless a drastic measure is brought upon.

Sorry, I was using a poor junction of words.
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Posted 8/10/14

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I've had conflicts with people online for various reasons o.o Usually some troll in a game thinks he's being smart by spamming insults that don't even apply.

One case was really hilarious XD as some guy got mad that I was getting more kills than he was. He kept spamming the chat saying I was a fat ugly guy and I needed to "loose wait", I was laughing my butt off as the entire time he was talking to a pretty, thin girl.

Ah, trolls be failing.


I smiled at this!

This is the type of cyber-bullying that confuses me. The bully feels entitled to know everything about you, apparently. You are a 19 year old girl, skinny and average, and assumingly you have a tender heart. In the bullies mind, he/she will go right to calling you a fat, whorish 12 year old, who is ugly and can't find a man.

How do they claim to know you, even if they can't guess your eye color? Stupidity, I tell you.



I think it goes off of the power/superiority motive. If they stick you with some assumption of what they think you are they can say more crap about you than they would otherwise be able to. All while maintaining the "I'm so obviously better than you" attitude. I guess it makes them feel better about themselves? But you're right, in the end all their assumptions equate to is pure stupidity and nonsense.

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Posted 8/10/14

CherryDynamite8 wrote:


tf2pyros wrote:


CherryDynamite8 wrote:

I've had conflicts with people online for various reasons o.o Usually some troll in a game thinks he's being smart by spamming insults that don't even apply.

One case was really hilarious XD as some guy got mad that I was getting more kills than he was. He kept spamming the chat saying I was a fat ugly guy and I needed to "loose wait", I was laughing my butt off as the entire time he was talking to a pretty, thin girl.

Ah, trolls be failing.


I smiled at this!

This is the type of cyber-bullying that confuses me. The bully feels entitled to know everything about you, apparently. You are a 19 year old girl, skinny and average, and assumingly you have a tender heart. In the bullies mind, he/she will go right to calling you a fat, whorish 12 year old, who is ugly and can't find a man.

How do they claim to know you, even if they can't guess your eye color? Stupidity, I tell you.



I think it goes off of the power/superiority motive. If they stick you with some assumption of what they think you are they can say more crap about you than they would otherwise be able to. All while maintaining the "I'm so obviously better than you" attitude. I guess it makes them feel better about themselves? But you're right, in the end all their assumptions equate to is pure stupidity and nonsense.


It places me in some kind of shock as well. Not because I'm scared of the attacker, but because of the stupidity factor. "How... do I respond to this?". I'm not obligated to tell him/her I have brown eyes, it's just the pure fact of what is spewing out of their mouths.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14

CherryDynamite8 wrote:

I've had conflicts with people online for various reasons o.o Usually some troll in a game thinks he's being smart by spamming insults that don't even apply.

One case was really hilarious XD as some guy got mad that I was getting more kills than he was. He kept spamming the chat saying I was a fat ugly guy and I needed to "loose wait", I was laughing my butt off as the entire time he was talking to a pretty, thin girl.

Ah, trolls be failing.


Those idiot trolls are the best. Just gotta laugh and enjoy the show.

Some kids get legitimately get upset by their comments, though. >.> Like, they get defensive and argue with them. They're just as stupid for taking the troll seriously in the first place. >_<


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Posted 8/10/14
Get mad and you lose really. You give out more information when you are angry. Best not to give someone who means to hurt you a happy meal. I only like to get mad at people I trust.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/14/14
No,but I never understood what the big deal was. I'm not saying it isn't a problem;it is. It's just that there are too many ways to solve this,so I don't consider it a HUGE problem,unlike like physical bullying.If it's social media, you can report them to Moderator.You can also make a FAKE ACCOUNT,you can delete your account,you can stop going on the website,you can block the bullies,etc... No one is forcing you into a corner,unlike in real-life where you can literally be forced into a corner.You can just walk away from the computer.Also,I highly doubt all of these anti-cyberbullying campaigns are really stopping the bullies.I don't think a cyberbully is going to see a anti-cyberbully campaign,realize what they are doing is wrong,and just stop.When it comes to cyberbullies,ignoring them (or force ) is the most effective way of dealing with them.

Here's a video that takes a more humorous approach to the topic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAWoGBuJMT0&list=UUSAUGyc_xA8uYzaIVG6MESQ
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I've never even been bullied irl. People don't fuck with me for some reason and I don't know why.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
I don't really think of trolls as cyber bullying, though. If you're dumb enough to let an anonymous person get to you over the internet, then I have no sympathy for you.

The problem is when it's someone harassing you online that you know in real life. It's different than being able to easily just block a person without caring about how they react. They can't confront you much further for it (unless they are really dedicated). But a person in real life can, and that's where the fear sets in. I can see how it could be really upsetting for someone being cyber-bullied, worrying that if they block the bully that it will just make things worse in person.

Or when some random person online stalks you and harasses you consistently over the web. I could see it as bullying if they make multiple accounts. Talk to other people that you know and turn them against you. Black mail you. Stuff along those lines where it's almost impossible to stop it, and embarrassing to explain to other people who may know you. There is a point where an anonymous person can take it too far.
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Yea, people have told me to take my life among other things... I just think people who say those things have a few screws lose since they result in threats only because they don't agree whit your opinion on something-.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 10/29/14
Implying cyberbulling is even a thing.
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Posted 8/10/14
The thread's title is fairly misleading. As is indicated by the description, the thread's focus is much closer to that of an intervention, not whether or not anyone has experienced cyberbullying.

As for myself, I've experienced both (particularly if I follow the OP's occasionally vague interpretation). My experience with being the so-called victim is comparable to briefly washing my hands with improperly-cured lye soap. It briefly stung, but quickly dissolved into mostly nothing, leaving little more than the barest tingling of a burn. I've long-embraced my power in controlling any sort of bullying situation, particularly online bullying. As for, more or less, being the attacker; Hmmph. I get angry. I misunderstand. I'm not always 'nice.' I occasionally get into heated debates, which I may enjoy. The section labeled "Stupidity" is particularly vague. If ever insulting someone is cyberbullying, then I'm technically a bully. And I'm fine with that.

I have an issue with the Anti-Bullying campaign, because I've seen it commonly dip into number 1 and number 2 of this thread's list. Also, it can lead off into being grossly overboad, like when school officials tried to control what their students watch AT HOME to supposedly combat SCHOOL bullying (this took place two years ago).
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14

Irrius wrote:

Implying cyberbulling is even a thing.


Yeah Cyberbullying is real. You better believe it.
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Posted 8/10/14

It just goes to show you can't take people like that seriously. I never understood insulting someone because of a game. If the guy get's that mad over a game he really probably should stop playing it, I don't think it's healthy.
As for bullying, yeah I've been bullied though it wasn't what I would call extreme. I just mainly stayed to myself and ignored people through out school. I still had friends and was friendly, but I just thought it would be better to stay to myself and not get to involved with others at school.
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
If you can stop the "bullying" in two clicks its not bullying
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