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No, cyberbullying shouldn't be allowed anywhere.
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Cyberbuylling is a serious matter. It's something we're trying to combat here at Answers, and by becoming more aware, you can help us fight it! According to research, approx…. 1 out of every 4 teens has experienced cyberbullying, and 1 out of every 6 teens has done it to others. NOT cool. We believe you, along with every other user who visits Answers, should be treated with dignity and respect. Cyberbullying is neither dignified nor respectful. When you visit our site, we want you to have fun, find the answers to your questions, and maybe find a little more helpful information or meet a few great folks along the way. What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is using any electronic device or website to harm someone else. This includes insulting, revealing personal information, and harassing them. Cyber bullying can take many forms: Posting insulting or mean questions/answers about an individual. Sending rude messages or threats to a user's message board or in the Forums. Spreading rumors online or through questions, answers, or the Forums. Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person. Please review the Cyberbullying Policy on Answers: http://wiki.answers.com/help/cyberbullying Cyberbullying is not tolerated on Answers. Cyberbulling on Answers will result in your account being blocked and your IP address logged for investigation. All users and IP addresses found to have engaged in cyberbullying may be reported to law enforcement. Why do people cyberbully? Most people who cyberbully and use insults are doing so because of personal insecurities of their own. They think that it will make them feel better if they put someone else down, or they insult the other person to take attention off of themselves. Sometimes people who are angry insult other people because they are not mature enough to think of a different way to handle their anger except to try to start a fight or to try to make the other person feel bad. Mature people can communicate with others without insulting them. Any ideas can be discussed between mature adults without fighting or insulting each other. Mature people can "agree to disagree" and give each other the right to have different opinions. The best way to handle an insult is to ignore it. Why? Because the bully's goal is to upset you. If you feel that you can't ignore the insult, you can respond with something like, "Mature people don't have to insult each other to communicate," and walk away. Walking away is always best, because the individual who is bullying is not going to change and suddenly stop acting immature. If the person insulting you is someone you want to keep as a friend, you could respond with something like, "That really hurts my feelings when you say something like that. Can we talk without the insults?" This lets the person know that they need to change their behavior, and if they are friends, they will want to change, and communicate appropriately. It's a personal matter... Since many bullying questions involve someone's sexual preferences, Answers cannot provide answers for these questions. However, if you are genuinely curious of someone's sexual preference, why not just ask them? We here at Answers don't know your friends, so we wouldn't have an answer. Not only that, but a person's sexual preference is often a very personal matter for them, and they probably wouldn't like such personal information to be broadcast here. If you believe the question you asked is appropriate, please e-mail GoodQuestion @ WikiAnswers.com (no spaces) with the exact question you asked and why you believe it is acceptable.
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
We believe that people should be treated with dignity and respect. Cyberbullying is neither dignified nor respectful of other people. When you visit our site, we want you to h…ave fun and to get the answers you need. We don't think that being cyberbullied is a fun way to spend your time here. When we find someone who cyberbullys another person, we take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. Contact a supervisor (see the link) for help.
This question is for the use of SPAs and other non-supervisors. Here they might move alternates that they think need to be in this catch-all category. If the SPA or non-superv…isor moved the alternate(s) correctly, they will be split and subsequently added to the "cyberbullying" catch-all category. SPAs and non-supers can use "cyberbully catch all" as a shortcut to move alternates.
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.
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.
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.