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Post Reply What do you think of online harassment (Cyber Bullying)
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Posted 3/12/17
Hey CR!
I'm working on an essay for school. My topic will be covering cyberbullying, toxic behaviors, mean twitter posts negative attitudes in video games etc of the online communities, so I thought what best to ask than that of an online community. Just pick a poll answer and feel free to comment on what you think of the current state of cyberbullying, harassment, toxic behavior, that exists today in games, forums, and social media. Also feel free to agree and disagree with your peers inciting a positive discussion. the more data I get the better, thanks!

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Posted 3/12/17
Maybe you should get a better topic there chief
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Posted 3/12/17
Rates of cyber bullying can be lowered through various means, but not completely prevented. People are people--that is to say, they suck.
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Posted 3/12/17
I have a pretty mixed opinion on this subject... It's in MY opinion unavoidable and avoidable, now it depend on what kind of site your are but let say you use facebook and instagram. On these platforms you can easily BLOCK the undesirable users and even report them for cyberbullying. I know it easier to say than to deal with it, when i was younger i used to be bullied but in real life, let me tell you it was a pain in the ass. But you know i also think it's unavoidable because kids and teenagers are mean and it's a fact. Bullying exist because of people that are insecure in life and that are in need to be boosted by making others feel inferior to them. On this i wish GOODLUCK to everyone that are in this type of shit ! You will get through it don't worry, teenage is shit phase.
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Posted 3/12/17 , edited 3/12/17
If someone does start to cyber-bully you,


Hopefully You don't bump into people who do cyberbully but my precautions are,


My opinion:


I've been bullied a lot irl especially back at school, and I used to really keep it held in and ignore the people doing it, avoiding them at all costs, and if they seem to be blocking a path, think of something positive and ignore them as you stroll past them hopefully not getting their attention.
I haven't really been cyber bullied though but ignoring them, blocking them and reporting them is a way to go. Peoples opinions are different and if they don't like others peoples opinions and bully them because of it, don't be friends with them and try to avoid them as to not start any sort of conflict. Sadly they might try to force a conflict, but it comes to that reporting them and ignoring them is better then letting it get to you.

And plus as you get older people become more mature and bullying isn't as big of an issue. Job/Uni environments tend to be a lot more nicer (maybe with some exceptions), so if you get bullied by someone much younger then you, maybe try to brush it off, sometimes they may be going through some terrible times which causes them to act aggressive, but if they continue towards you another day or so and have targets set on you, even after telling them to stop, just block/report them, they kinda need to learn their lesson and mature still.
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Posted 3/12/17 , edited 3/12/17
I've hardly had problems with bullying before, but my advice is that you should think of bullies as trolls. These people want attention and once they get that attention, they'll crave for more of it. The better thing to do is just ignore it and with many websites today having several tools to help you achieve that, it should be easy.

I don't believe in calling for more authoritarian intervention, but if it does get truly severe, then maybe contacting the site's administrators or forum moderators would solve the problem. For real life purposes, contact a teacher/boss depending on where you are.
Posted 3/12/17
Here's a solution: grow up or get off of the internet. If mean comments are enough to get you to commit suicide, then you have no business being on here. But really, the people that do end up killing themselves probably would have done it later on in life. If anything, the internet helps with the high school suicide rate. If you have trouble making friends, there's plenty of forums out there. Of course, there's dangers that come with the internet, but I feel like the good outweighs the bad

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Unless someone's stalking you or posting your nudes, it's not really harassment.
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Posted 3/12/17
cyber-bullying is not as simple as getting trolls annoying you with hateful comments. they could be people you know in real life and who have a burning desire to make your life miserable for whatever reason, and using the report button will certainly not stop them in trying to drag you down the mud and under. there were people who committed suicide over online harassment, so laughing it off as inconsequential is immature at best. you were never in their shoes, you have never experienced being harassed and you certainly don't know how the people must have felt before committing suicide. different people deal with harassment differently, and some may be particularly susceptible to it than others.

as for me, i was fortunate enough to not have experienced such a thing. people in Brazil were just too friendly to do so.

by the by, there's actually a manga (and light novel) series by 五十嵐かおる (Higarashi Kaoru) about bullying itself (each with a different theme, but they all involve bullying in some form or another). it's a shoujo manga , but it's not sunshine and rainbows, given the subject matter. here's a promotional video of いじめ series - don't be fooled by the beginning.
promotional video


melarkey wrote:
I've been bullied a lot irl especially back at school, and I used to really keep it held in and ignore the people doing it, avoiding them at all costs, and if they seem to be blocking a path, think of something positive and ignore them as you stroll past them hopefully not getting their attention.

kudos for being the better person and handling it as maturely as possible.
hopefully you were not subject to what's shown in the いじめ series.
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/14/17
Unfortunately, as long as there is a medium for trolls to spew hate in, it is completely inevitable. And, for the record, censorship doesn't work—it never works. There have been plenty of attempts, but it always fails in some way. It's just one of the many drawbacks of having this huge alternate reality known as the Internet.
Speaking of which, if that sort of thing interests you, check out Serial Experiments Lain. I'm going on a bit of a tangent, but I thought someone 'aught to appreciate it.
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Posted 3/14/17
Its honestly unavoidable
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Posted 3/14/17
Due to the nature of the internet and social media, I'm not really sure there's any way it could be completely eliminated. Requirements to use your actual real world identity don't stop it. Real world consequences like actual job loss and lawsuits don't stop it. It's just too easy for someone with an inflated ego and a chip on their shoulder to be an ass online. I wish that wasn't the case.

I do think that there is a level of needing to have a bit of a thicker skin in general, both online and off, but that doesn't excuse the idiots out there who think they should be allowed free reign to act however they want with no repercussions. If you get your kicks from trolling, harassing, bullying, etc. then you really are a pretty sad person. Much sadder than the target who you feel should just "deal with it." Whether online or off, believe it or not, that sort of behaviour does hurt people especially if it's continuous and focused. You don't know what sort of things that person is dealing with on a day to day basis. You can't control their behaviour or their reactions but you can control yours.
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Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/14/17
as much as people think it's avoidable it's not it's unavoidable you will run into it and it will feel like shit.
that doesn't mean you can't walk away though.

However sometimes it isn't that easy as people think it is maybe they follow you from site to site or maybe its on cr and you don't want to leave the site over some bully both are valid situations where leaving just isn't the answer.

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Posted 3/14/17

-Katze- wrote:

Here's a solution: grow up or get off of the internet. If mean comments are enough to get you to commit suicide, then you have no business being on here. But really, the people that do end up killing themselves probably would have done it later on in life. If anything, the internet helps with the high school suicide rate. If you have trouble making friends, there's plenty of forums out there. Of course, there's dangers that come with the internet, but I feel like the good outweighs the bad

>online
>harassment
Pick one

Unless someone's stalking you or posting your nudes, it's not really harassment.




Not true at all it's easy for someone to bully someone on the internet to suicide with more then mean comments if someone is following you around and harassing you from site to site or making accounts to try push you off a site you enjoy that is cyber bullying and is not ok.

We need to stop people from being bullies not say if you can't deal with people harassing you don't enjoy life that is not a solution that is just an excuse.

I have had internet bullying bring me to the point of feeling worthless and hating life that wasn't suicide but it was enough to make me feel like shit and people have had it worse then me i had harassement and abuse from my long distance girlfriend which was online once again she was a bully and she was the result of me nearly offing myself a few times ( recovered thank god).

Cyber bullying does exist and sometimes you can't avoid it unless you just don't go online but that isn't a solution nor should it be the problem lies in people we need to deal with as society and band together to stop.
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Posted 3/15/17 , edited 3/18/17
Another fancy name for "real life"
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Posted 6/12/17
i think its cruel
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