- Instant share and learn.
- Rapid responses to tragedies.
- Cost efficient marketing campaigns for new entrepreneurs.
- Private places for minorities to feel less alone.
- And so on…
© Clare Munn 2008-2011
However, the negatives are appalling. Who on earth is small enough, cowardly enough, and stupid enough to torment people using social media??
A message to Bullies:
- Do you really think you won’t be found out?
- What on earth are you thinking?
- Why be so mean?
- Why be so cruel?
- Why be so pathetic?
It really is absolutely amazing to me to see this trend develop. It was one thing when I was at school when I saw a bully laugh at the ‘fat’ kid, and/or the ‘geek’ and/or the lousy athlete. The bully would typically bump into that person, or yell out something mean, or write them a note on their book. I was known to rather aggressively confront the bullies, so I suppose I was the bully of bullies, which isn’t a great thing either, but that was I. I am sure I was mean sometimes too, as I was part of the popular crowds, but I certainly don’t remember being calculated. Gosh, I hope I wasn’t as I really think it is the lowest form of one’s character.
But NOW, with the assumed subtle/anonymous way Facebook allows us to behave, people are being more blatant about their judgments.
- Let me just tell you Facebook Bullies – you are EASILY, and I mean VERY EASILY found out. It just takes a little bit of digging from much more intelligent technologists to find out exactly who you are.
- STOP IT! Grow up. Put yourself in the shoes of that person you don’t like, and think about what you’d feel like for ONE second. It is not nice to feel awful. It really isn’t.
Remember cyber bullies; it’ll take us five minutes to find out who you are. Five minutes to put a massive dent in your reputation for life. Probably not worth bullying is it now? Nope… everyone has so much good in them. Go and find your goodness. I promise you, it’s not far away.