What do you know about cyberbullying and your rights?
I find cyber bullying interesting for a lot of reasons. Mostly because I have a good understanding of how a cyber bully’s mind works. Few people know that cyber bullying can include, name calling, sending abusive emails, or messages. At the very worse stalking and physically abusing the person. (Although that is rare since most bully’s are fearful people who vent their internalized anger at random strangers on the net. )
Here are some interesting facts! There is currently a lot of work and data being collected on cyber bully’s. Here. There is too many to actually post here. But that is good news as people can be reported, and steps can be taken which would lessen their passive aggressive attacks.
Remember, most of them are cowards who’s full of talk. One of the most common reason why people do cyber bullying in the first place is because they have full anonymity with very little ways to get caught. So they know that no one will do anything to them. Also, usually the people who does it is either a bunch of little kids who doesn’t have anything else to do but to be rude towards people online and a bunch of immature adults who never quite grew up and needs to fill an empty void in their hearts by beating people up online without having anything fighting back at them. Source. Maybe a good question to ask one is where they live you know!!
Personally, as I mentioned in an earlier question, I was once a bully at a particular school. I realized I was operating from a base of pure fear. But nothing like a cyber bully to bring out that old me! So I would go with point “2” but would not recommend that for everyone.
So do you realize: you have recourse for cyber bully’s and a good data base and support as to where to report them? Have you been bullied before? How did it pan out for you? This can include stalking of course. Real life or internet bullying answers appreciated.