By Anonymous - 23/09/2015 15:48 - United States - Bedminster
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Have you been cyber bullied? Most of the time it carries into the real world. Especially when you go to a school. If someone from your school is cyber bullying you, then people at your school find out and it causes even bigger problems when you go there every day for 6 1/2 hours straight
#115 I understand that, I think it is that it is also on the mobiles, ipads etc. and cyberbullying isn't just nasty emails or messages. It is also videos of you spread online to others like wildfire, nasty websites about you shared, and pictures shared around the school. There is blackmailing using pictures, or details they have found about you online like your address and they say they know everything about you. You can't always walk away from it. And the other fact is there is someone anonymous who is actively doing that to you. They say stuff like 'we're gonna get you, we are watching you' and you have to be on guard all the time. It is the same as someone bullying you in person, you still have that threat. You can't just forget about it when you are away from the computer/get home from school.
When I was a kid I discovered internet through computer classes at school, and I thought Internet Explorer was the internet itself for a long time. What happened to "What the hell is Firefox?" or "If 'internet' starts with 'i', why is the logo an 'e'?" My sister is eight and already has an effing tablet. Kids are evolving.
My seven year old is allowed on the internet. she is only allowed to use my laptop, she has to ask first, and I have so many parental controls set that she can only use certain apps, go to certain sites and it will kick her off after a certain amount of time. My 12 year old has the same (age appropriate) guidelines. I don't think either of them know what an Internet troll is. What they do know is that I will kick @$$ if I find out they are even considering bullying anyone! They have been taught to seek out the people who are bullied and try to befriend or at least be nice to them. I always tell them they have no idea what is going on in that bullied kids (or the bully themselves!) life and that they can be anything they want except a bully. We've dealt with close family suicides and I won't tolerate bullying.
Sounds like you need to have a bit of a talk about compassion...
What concerns me is how he learned that...