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Bullying VS Online Bullying
Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/17/15
Bullying - i think its horrible in any way , shape or form.
I think it isn't necessary.

Online bullying -
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Online bullying can be nasty to people with actual mental issues. I don't know. I was extremely unnerved by all the things my old "online friends" said to me, about a year and a half ago. It downright disturbed me. Even if they couldn't physically see me or speak to me they were still saying such venomous, awful things. To make matters worse, when I tried to remake my blogs, multiple deleted blogs, the same people would go around sending me messages telling me to kill myself. That's kind of gross, to say the least.

Being very sensitive and taking things to heart, I think the internet wasn't ever the right place for me to try and make friends, and I was right. I used to think myself to be invincible because I survived terrible real life bullying but online bullying in mass quantities combined with home strife drove me to try and hurt myself again as well. I considered most of my former "friends" to be users or pitiers, meaning they either used me for something, to extract an apology or to get praise, whatever, or only coddled me momentarily to throw me a "poor poor pitiful me" party. When I tried to tell this to one of my friends they insisted that wasn't the case and that we were apparently never friends, which was bull because they'd said something very contradictory to that. Amazing how people can juxtapose at the drop of a hat once you try and tell them they're being shitty.

I guess that makes me pretty feeble.

It's undeniable that the anonymity factor that comes with an online username and the lesser amount of flack you'll supposedly get for sending hateful things has definitely allowed people to be nastier. I mean, I can usually tell the difference between outright trolling, satire, and actual ill intent, and I've seen a lot more of the latter directed at people.

I think that both kinds of bullying are brutal in their own way. I admit that my physical real life bullying was arguably worse, but I also at the same time found people to be a lot more easily manipulative and transparently nasty over the web, because it was easier to hide behind a faceless, static avatar with their true intents. At least IRL you can usually see the falseness or real brutality painted on someone's face. The web, you can't.
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Same thing.
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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15
Both are bullying and are not nice online bullying does exist and it does hurt people i know personally online bullying has hurt me more then bullying in real life it has lead me down into depression and some people even end up killing themselves over it.
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Physical bullying is worse but no one seems to do it nowadays(it's a good thing). The pic where the guy is saying walk away is something I would say but add in block contact. If I compared the two I would say bullying and online bullying will not be tolerated.
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Posted 9/2/15

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Physical bullying is worse but no one seems to do it nowadays(it's a good thing). The pic where the guy is saying walk away is something I would say but add in block contact. If I compared the two I would say bullying and online bullying will not be tolerated.



oh physical bullying is still widly done

be it verbal or pushing someone around.
A guy got sent to hospital sticking up for me

Maybe its just where i live.
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woodygirl97 wrote:

Physical bullying is worse but no one seems to do it nowadays(it's a good thing). The pic where the guy is saying walk away is something I would say but add in block contact. If I compared the two I would say bullying and online bullying will not be tolerated.



oh physical bullying is still widly done

be it verbal or pushing someone around.
A guy got sent to hospital sticking up for me

Maybe its just where i live.


Maybe it's done secretly...that is terrible
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Posted 9/2/15

woodygirl97 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


woodygirl97 wrote:

Physical bullying is worse but no one seems to do it nowadays(it's a good thing). The pic where the guy is saying walk away is something I would say but add in block contact. If I compared the two I would say bullying and online bullying will not be tolerated.



oh physical bullying is still widly done

be it verbal or pushing someone around.
A guy got sent to hospital sticking up for me

Maybe its just where i live.


Maybe it's done secretly...that is terrible


My school had alot of people beaten up people would crowd around going "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT"

I didn't get hit much only verbally bullied but i have been phsyically bullied and hit before its terrible.
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Legitimate online bullying is something you can't walk away from. It follows you. It's not some guy in a game lobby you won't see again in the next 10 minutes. It's not a troll on a stupid forum.

No one seems to get the difference between a bully and a troll.
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Legitimate online bullying is something you can't walk away from. It follows you. It's not some guy in a game lobby you won't see again in the next 10 minutes. It's not a troll on a stupid forum.

No one seems to get the difference between a bully and a troll.


Yup i once had a gay stalker on this site i was on whilst not bullying was creepy

But bullys follow you if there on youtube videos its easy to avoid but some bullys just follow you.

I know a girl who keeps making new accounts because people keep tracking her down and picking on her and she is bullied irl also (apparently i don't know her in person but i believe her) People do this kind of shit and its not fun.

Esspecialy if your on a social game or just a game and you constantly have someone bullying you it's not something you can escape from i mean it is but giving up something you love to escape bullying is not fair and disgusting.
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They're the same thing.
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Online bullying you can solve with your metaphoric feet.Any venue that allows bullying online usually ends up with less subscribers.An individual shouldn't attach too much emotional capital to their responses in forums and blogs.Physical bullying is another thing entirely and is very difficult to solve because of implied or overt hierarchal structures present within a society.Whether that bullying is present in a public school ,a work place,or an institution said entities tend to minimize their disclosures of the number, severity ,and frequency of bullying incidents out of concern for their image.Victims also tend not to report painful experiences induced by bullying.
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Online bullying can be nasty to people with actual mental issues. I don't know. I was extremely unnerved by all the things my old "online friends" said to me, about a year and a half ago. It downright disturbed me. Even if they couldn't physically see me or speak to me they were still saying such venomous, awful things. To make matters worse, when I tried to remake my blogs, multiple deleted blogs, the same people would go around sending me messages telling me to kill myself. That's kind of gross, to say the least.

Being very sensitive and taking things to heart, I think the internet wasn't ever the right place for me to try and make friends, and I was right. I used to think myself to be invincible because I survived terrible real life bullying but online bullying in mass quantities combined with home strife drove me to try and hurt myself again as well. I considered most of my former "friends" to be users or pitiers, meaning they either used me for something, to extract an apology or to get praise, whatever, or only coddled me momentarily to throw me a "poor poor pitiful me" party. When I tried to tell this to one of my friends they insisted that wasn't the case and that we were apparently never friends, which was bull because they'd said something very contradictory to that. Amazing how people can juxtapose at the drop of a hat once you try and tell them they're being shitty.

I guess that makes me pretty feeble.

It's undeniable that the anonymity factor that comes with an online username and the lesser amount of flack you'll supposedly get for sending hateful things has definitely allowed people to be nastier. I mean, I can usually tell the difference between outright trolling, satire, and actual ill intent, and I've seen a lot more of the latter directed at people.

I think that both kinds of bullying are brutal in their own way. I admit that my physical real life bullying was arguably worse, but I also at the same time found people to be a lot more easily manipulative and transparently nasty over the web, because it was easier to hide behind a faceless, static avatar with their true intents. At least IRL you can usually see the falseness or real brutality painted on someone's face. The web, you can't.



Beautifully said.... I haven't been able to make online friends for nearly 10 years. I relate a lot with the "take advantage of" or "pity party" sentiment. I dunno, I was a MMORPG player, so making "friends" was easy. Then I realized people were just using me to get into a raid or so. When I quit MMORPGs, it was about the same, except it was the purely ego oriented stuff. I'd start chatting with people about anime or games, then I somehow ended up telling them how great they are when they are sad about something they blow up in their mind (even then, being taken advantage of, wasting my time and emotional energy). Friends support one another, it is true. But I've never felt warmth through a screen. I know for some people, it can be really nice to have JUST ANYONE to talk to - that is a good thing. I just feel most online relationships are as you describe.


I think both are bad. Certainly, some RL bullying extends to the cyber world as part of having a continual cycle of hate. I just don't get the logic of making others feel bad. I know low-self esteem people drag others down, but it would be nice if people had a goal to see their smiles reflected on another's face. An impossible dream, but I try to do my part in that.
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Online bullying is just as bad as physical bullying and in many cases can be worse.

Sometimes mental scars are deeper and more painful than physical wounds.
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Posted 9/2/15 , edited 9/2/15

Ryulightorb wrote:

Yup i once had a gay stalker on this site i was on whilst not bullying was creepy

But bullys follow you if there on youtube videos its easy to avoid but some bullys just follow you.

I know a girl who keeps making new accounts because people keep tracking her down and picking on her and she is bullied irl also (apparently i don't know her in person but i believe her) People do this kind of shit and its not fun.

Esspecialy if your on a social game or just a game and you constantly have someone bullying you it's not something you can escape from i mean it is but giving up something you love to escape bullying is not fair and disgusting.


By not being able to walk away from, I mean the type of online bullying that can even cross with your offline life, like texting and social networks. There have been multiple accounts of teenage suicide in such situations. The type that follows you around the net and possibly even your life offline.

http://nobullying.com/six-unforgettable-cyber-bullying-cases/

I've been through a form of online bullying, not the worst certainly. I had some jackasses go to such lengths that they hunted down my facebook through a friend's, managed to somehow get my location, threatened me with anonymous messages, and used my picture in multiple places to ridicule me for months. One of them somehow even got my fucking phone number. Lord knows I have no fucking clue how, but I imagine it had to do with my resume on LinkedIn. I have since taken all my shit down and locked up my facebook. It wasn't a joke. It wasn't just some stupid weirdo in pms I could ignore or some loser just making topics flaming me. People don't get what online bullying can spiral into. All it takes is one stupidly persistent asswipe.

Sure, it's no big deal to me now. That's the thing though, bullying focuses more on the young and ill prepared. I was mentally beaten down by that event (my illness [undiagnosed at the time] really didn't help) and I was forced to change a lot of things, particularly my mindset. So if you asked if that bother me now, the answer would be of course, no. As it would be for most adults. I don't regret it happening. It really forced me to fortify how I view myself and my body image. So yeah, there's that.


YayForKittens wrote:

Online bullying is just as bad as physical bullying and in many cases can be worse.

Sometimes mental scars are deeper and more painful than physical wounds.


It certainly can be. Bullying of any type isn't for the strong. People physically bully the physically weak and psychologically bully the mentally weak. That's just how it is and the type they target.

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