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Should cyberbullying be allowed?
No, cyberbullying shouldn't be allowed anywhere.
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Cyberbullying has never been allowed on WikiAnswers. It used to fall under the basic rules of community guidelines and etiquette. Rules such as "Never make personal attacks" c…overed most cyberbullying situations. However, bullying is more than just the obvious insults. As the subtle intricacies of cyberbullying are becoming better understood, our rules are evolving. We want to do our best to make the site feel as safe and comfortable as we can for all of our users. See the related link below.
The following information goes for both bullying andcyberbullying: Cyberbullying is bullying but made over electronic formssuch as internet, mobile phones, I pads etc. S…olutions for Bullying There are things you can do to deflect people who bully: . Act more confident. If a person who bullies feels that theydon't have any power over you, it takes the 'fun' out of it forthem . . Hang around with friends or an adult at times when you're mostin danger of being bullied. . Don't fight back. It can make the situation worse. Tell someone you trust, a teacher or adult. Breaking the silence is the most important part in fighting backagainst bullying. Keep a diary or notebook and record what happenswith the date and time it happens and who by. This will help whenyou have the courage to tell someone what is happening. Confide insomebody about the problems you are getting. Most schools haveanti-bullying guidelines and will take your complaint seriously. Ifyou have one, tell your guidance counselor about who's bullying youand how it's making you feel. Opinions . Bullies will bully you for fun, or to feed their ego. Yourfeelings aren't important to them. They may enjoy seeing otherpeople upset or hurt. . If you are getting bullied, ask a close friend or adult to helpyou. . If they say something like "you are ugly" or "you are gay" saythanks. This confuses them and they will get bored. . You need to face up to them (do it in a crowded place if youare scared of violence) and if they keep doing it, tell a teacher,parent or a friend. They can help make it stop. . Once a bully is identified, don't taunt or ridicule him. Thiswas what he was doing to you, and then you'll be the one doing thewrong. Forgive and forget, and everybody wins. In addition, there are several measures that you can use to handlethis situation. However, the approach may vary from one scenario toanother. If you are being bullied, you can or may do the following: . If you are unprepared, it is a MUST that you ignore the person.Otherwise, you make sure that you have a recorder and record theevent (let the bully do the ranting and if you can, seek a friendthat can help you set this up). . File a report against the said person together with therecorded accounts that you made to the community head or to theschool principal or to your superior or to the police and wait forthe result (You need to be patient). Also, if you see someone being bullied, extend your help byfollowing the same step. First of all tell an adult (that you trust) right away the soonerthe better as if you wait then it gets worse. The reason why people bully is because they think it's fun andcool, but it can hurt others and make them commit suicide. 8% of kids stay home instead of going to school because of beingbullied. Don't you be a bully, its lame and stupid. You essentially have two choices: Either stand up and try to deal with it yourself, generally not thebest solution or even a good one. As the one being bullied, you arealready marked as a target. Attempting to shift the control in thesituation to you will be nearly impossible and potentiallydangerous. Or, you can involve adults. This would be your teachers, yourparents, etc. This is practically the better solution. Not only canthe adults diffuse the situation, they will be able to help youlearn to address the specific situation and teach you coping skillsas well. You should tell your parents and then tell them to tell the teacherand then the teachers will supervise you. If you are being bullied, you can: Ask the bully to stop, avoid them, or ignore them. If this fails,tell an adult or someone in charge. Do not get violent or yell. Even when you feel you cannot go on any longer, make sure you donot do anything final. You are loved by your family, friends,neighbours and teachers. Most importantly though, you should loveyourself! There is life at the end of the tunnel here once you stand up andreport the bully to an adult. It makes no difference what you have done, if anything. There isnothing that bad that cannot be sorted out without any fuss. For example; If you did something that was wrong and someone isblackmailing you, this is cyberbullying and illegal, the persondoing the blackmailing is committing a bigger crime ! There isnothing that cannot be sorted out if you confide with someone youtrust, believe me ! Once the problem is out in the open thecyber/bully will disappear in most cases and pick on someone else,then you can carry on without any fear. There are several websites where you can talk/message with atrusted person who will find a way with you to stop the bullying.Use the search engine and type in cyberbullying or bullying. A lotof these help-sites have free phonelines too. Please use them. Try to ignore the person cyber bullying you. On MSN and severalother services, there are block features which prevent theminteracting with you and "Report Abuse" buttons or Panic buttons. All in all, try not to retaliate, otherwise it can make them reactworse and you are somewhat to blame. Bullies will keep on bullying if you keep it quiet and say nothing.This is what they get off on. The quicker you stand up and saysomething to your parents, teacher or other authority figure thequicker it can be stopped. Yes, you can try to do the things listedhere. It doesn't always work though and could make it worse in somecircumstances. The important thing is to not give up or despair.Make it known to adults what they are doing to you, no matter whatthey have threatened you with. Call their bluff and report them,over and over again if need be. Tell a responsible adult. This can be a parent, teacher or someone you trust. Contact the social networking site and report the bully. Block the bully (on msn etc.) Do not fight back - this may be hard but it only makes things worse otherwise
You should firstly tell yourself, and remember the fact that it is not your fault that you are bullied, and that you shouldn't feel that it has to carry on, or even that it wi…ll. Then you should tell somebody about what is happening, preferably a parent/guardian, but a good friend will also help. Most websites now have a button on people's profiles, or on comment boxes, or forums where you can report this to the owner's of the website. They can then block the bully from the site. If it is MSN, then you can simply block/delete the user. If this gets serious, then I would consider reporting it to the relevant authorities, as this can easily get out of hand, and they deserve reporting.
The pro of cyberbullying is that is only verbal as well as on an electronic device, in which case you do one simple thing: close the application or turn off the device. If… you let the result of a few buttons being pressed on a keyboard upset you or possibly make you contemplate suicide, then you are bullying yourself, and doing their "Job" for them. If you cannot do such things, then you need to learn to not let others judge you, only you judge yourself. If you cannot deal with this then how do you expect to get anywhere in life? You might lose your job and be in actual distress that is so much higher than someone cyberbullying you, and you might commit suicide due to your actual problem. Either you grow up when you're young or grow old whilst still being a child. The bullies don't hurt you...you do by letting them win.
Cyberbullying is not allowed on Answers.com/WikiAnswers. If you should see any cyberbullying in answers or on a users message board, or are affected yourself by cy…berbullying, please report it immediately. Use the Red Report Abuse button under any answer, or report it to a Supervisor by the message boards. You can do this once you have registered an account and have a Username. Otherwise please see below. How do I report a cyberbully? It is important to report a cyberbully immediately so that any derogatory, harassing or insulting posts can be removed and the bully can be blocked. To report a cyberbully on Answers.com, please send the username or a link to the question to WikiAnswers @ Answers.com (no spaces).
Yes, it should.
If you are being cyber-bullied, remember that its best to just ignore the people doing it. . Talk to your parents about it. Their support will prevent you from feeling insecu…re. . If the cyberbullying continues, you can file a case against the bullies (if there are anti-cyberbullying laws in your country.) . If not, then I would suggest you to deactivate your account and open a new one with a different username. That way you can hide your identity from bullies.
Just know that there cowards and have a high probability of having sad lives as well as their own emotional backstabbing issues that are being ignored or affecting there lives…. Have confidence in who you are and what you do and learn the internet has a lot of degenerates and that you should avoid particular parts of it. Also one or few persons opinion does not mean that is the opinions of others. People with low self-esteem or emotional disturbed places feel it is the norm and bring it on other people. They have their natural emotional defenses in a storm cloud ready to thunder on a daily basis to help from feeling inferior and infuriated.
Cyberbullying on Facebook Cyberbullying on facebook is when someone posts offensive statements or writes mean things on your message on facebook. Cyberbullying on facebook cou…ld get your account denied from logging in, and your account suspended either temporarily or permanently. People cyberbully on facebook is because they may want attention from other facebook users or friends, and want to act cool. But they are actually breaking the facebook help center, and violating the facebook cyberbullying policy.
More than likely, there should be a mandatory psychological evaluation and therapy, probation of some sort, and the stipulations of not being allowed to use computers during t…he probation period (except as required for supervised assignments at school or work), and having no contact with the victims. If it happens either in school, or is directed towards a student during the school year, then the school could also do their own punishment.
Well cyber-bullying isn't really allowed anywhere but for this site it's probably because bullying in general is bad cause I knew this guys brother who commited suicide becaus…e of homophobic bullying. and this site would most likely agree with me that it's bad.
The police or someone who can do something about it ____________ If it is happening on a site like this one, report it to any supervisor, or if you can search and find the gro…up that tracks cyberbullying here, report to them. Whatever you do, don't just ignore it. While we may be limited in the steps we can take, we are aggressively involved in tracking and eliminating cyberbullying to the extent possible. If it is happening on a school site, let administrators know. See if you can dig enough to find who is in charge of a given site, or report to any addresses available for site feedback.
First call is to the platform or forum the Cyberbully is using. Use the contact or report abuse link you find.
If you are a school student and you think you may know who is behind this, then it's important that you notify school officials immediately. If you are being threatened with s…omething you've either said or done, discuss this with your parents as they may be able to help curtail the matter. But it's also important, if the bullying contains any specific threats of violence, suggestions that something will happen to you, or demanding that you do something to bring the bullying to an end; that is called blackmail. Your local police must be notified immediately. Under no circumstance should you reply to any of the comments or emails. And you should not, at any time, delete them. Your computer provides an audit trail of any transactions or interactions that have come to you, even when you delete them. The police will most certainly ask you to maintain a log and retain all postings you receive. Depending on the type of threats or comments may fall within the responsibility of a national force, such as FBI. No matter what, the first step is to realise that their activities are for the purpose of upsetting you and altering your life. Mention it to no-one, including school mates, (not even your closest friend)! Bullying of any sort needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.
you can stop cyber- bullying by hanging up posters all around you neighbourhood or doing a campaign for people that are bullied.