…Absolutely infuriate me. How can we expect our children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, friends and relatives to not be bully’s while we are so willing to give them perfect examples of how to do it? I have 2 children who are not allowed on Facebook or any other social media because of getting bullied and harassed.
Yet I witness online on a daily basis, adults being bullied. Whether it is through Facebook, quotes on online news sites, this immediate access we now have has changed us somehow. We no longer feel the need to mind our words, and watch what we say, especially when we are hiding behind a computer screen and no one knows who we are.
What happened to basic respect, being courteous, polite, and keeping your mouth shut? Is whatever it is you need to say going to benefit anyone else, or are you just being a bully? Are you intentionally saying something for the sheer delight of being cruel and getting a complete stranger riled up?
Shame on you! It is time to be good role models, act how we would expect others to act, treat people as you want to be treated.
And if you don’t have anything nice to say, then for Goodness sake, keep your mouth shut!
OK, I am done now!
Have you been bullied online? How did you handle it?
As both a victim and at one time a bully to which I still lose sleep over, I am with you 100%. I am glad that you took a stand on this and it gave me a lot of encouragement on this Friday evening. Keep up the great work!
Thanks Tlehmann for the reply! I think many have been on both sides of this, myself included. We seem to just accept it now, instead of fight against it. I intend to always fight against it, and will make sure my 4 girls do as well!