Friday, January 8, 2010

Internet Bullies

While reading through the blogs I read yesterday I came across Veronica's post about why it is not always a good idea to ignore the trolls. As a general rule most bloggers ignore them in an attempt to strip them of their power and the joy they receive by you the blogger responding to them the troll. But here is the question to ask did that work back in school, when you ignored the bully that beat others up either physically or emotionally did they stop? I my experience no they did not. So why would it work here. These people get a kick out of putting down others and many times they have followers that agree with them. Which dose not help because they have people that agree with them so they must be completely and totally right about their opinion and there is no other view. Which don't get me wrong for them there might not be, but there are many ways of seeing any situation.

I personally have never been attacked by someone for anything I have written on this blog, but their are other people in the blogging community that are. And that is not okay, most bloggers are adults in one form or another, weather they be a teen or an "adult" why should you feel the need to hurt other humans who put their lives out there. Yes you are entitled to an opinion and you can even express it but there are other ways of expressing your opinion to a person about THEIR life then just being plan out rude.

We should have and may have stood up to the bullies in school and it is time to stand up to the internet bullies now. There is no reason to be ugly and rude to another person, it is just plan classless and uncalled for.

** Edit** I just wanted to add this link that I came across while reading my school work. It can be useful in more then just my online course work.


Veronica said...

Thankyou for this!