I dont get intimidated. I’m a pretty strong minded and strong personality that I don’t allow negativity to get to me, nor do I allow ‘idiots’ to create negative in my life.
Yes I’ve had my fair share of idiots creating issues, I just don’t allow it to affect me. It’s been hard, but I have learnt. Especially since writing my blog. People will seldom give compliments, instead they feel it’s their right to be negative and point out faults in either my stories, words, experiences or Grammer. But that’s their issue. Yes it used to make me self doubt, but I’ve grown to ignore most negatives. It’s simply not worthwhile.
Of late I’ve been reading lots of blogs about bullying. I don’t agree with it and I actually condone it. It’s the lowest form of gaining attention.
My theory is that those who bully have their own issue’s and are ‘lashing’ out and taking it out on others to make themselves feel better. If they have nothing better do to with their time, other than to intimidate or be negative towards others, well that’s their issues and perhaps they need to get a hobby.
Bullying creates low self esteem in others and also self doubt. I guess that’s what the ‘bully’ is seeking? To make others feel insecure, bad about themselves and negative?
In most cases with bullying, these people are self entered and suffer low self esteem which is why they feel attacked and then react by attacking others caused by their own insecurities. These people have ‘issues’ which is why they bully others, to make themselves feel better about the person that they are.
Bullying is a huge problem world wide that can have huge repercussions. It is becoming more of an issue in schools, online, sporting groups and also behind closed doors.
There are many forms of bullying.
This is where the bully is ‘attacking’ or ‘contacting’ the victim via the internet, social media, email or somehow ‘electronic’, carried out online or through mobile phones or computers.
Stalking (including messaging someone to harm or scare them)
Accessing internet accounts without permission
This is where the bully is attacking’ or ‘contacting’ the victim via another source. Possibly another person or ‘indirectly’. They are not contacting the victim direct.
This is where the bully is attacking you or contacting you directly. Either face to face, over the phone or ‘targeted’ directly at you.
This involves hitting, shoving, pushing, tripping, and other kinds of unwanted force.
This involves hurtful comments, name-calling, teasing. Slander, using hurtful words and or phrases to ‘attack’, hurt or offend the victim.
This involves using relationships to hurt someone.
Bullying could include using SMS, email or social networking sites to harass or abuse someone.
It is using the internet or a phone in a threatening, harassing or offensive way.
There are ways to stop bullying.
Firstly report it.
You can report it to the police or to an organisation like I have. I have put contact links below for you.
Talk to someone about it.
You are not alone, there are reasons why these people are called ‘trolls’ it’s because they are not nice people who are generally unhappy within themselves and are pushing their own issues onto others.
A lot of bullying happens via social media, almost so that the bully can remain ‘face less’ or ‘hidden’. If you are bullying via social media, why? Are you too afraid to speak up in person? – I’m certainly not saying it’s ok to bully face to face but hiding behind a compute is a cowardly act.
Bullying altogether is a cowardly act.
Remember all bullying is a crime which you can be convicted for.
A criminal conviction that will have repercussions for the rest of your life. You may loose your job, you may loose access to your children, you may loose respect of your peers but most importantly you can go to jail for this.
It doesn’t matter who you are or who you think you are. Bullying is not on and you will get caught and hopefully reprimanded.
There are too many incidences where this is not bought to the attention of others and sadly it can result in someone taking their own life.
Did you know that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all ban cyber bullying?
If you have been bullied online or otherwise, have seen bullying online or otherwise or are worried that you may have bullied someone else online and you don’t know what to do next, you can get free, confidential legal advice from Lawmail.
So what is the definition of bullying?
Bullying is behaviour that is meant to be hurtful.
It targets a certain person or group of people.
It happens more than once; and
embarrasses, threatens or intimidates the person being bullied.
Is cyber bullying a crime?
Cyber bullying can be a crime under either South Australian or national law when it involves:
Cyber bullying is using the internet or a phone in a threatening, harassing or offensive way.
Stalking (including messaging someone to harm or scare them). Accessing internet accounts without permission.
Defamation (spreading lies to intentionally hurt someone’s reputation).
Menacing, harassing or offensive use of the internet or a mobile.
It is a crime to use a phone or the internet in threaten, harass or seriously offend somebody.
A message or post could be considered offensive if it is likely to cause serious anger, outrage, humiliation or disgust. The maximum penalty is 3 years in jail.
Let’s put a stop to bullying.