Are you bothered by Cyber Bully's and Trolls?
Are you bothered by Cyber Bully’s, Trolls --people with overly aggressive behavior that cause disruptions in social media locations on the Internet? Cyber Bullying is a sign of a mental disorder. It can be found in the most brilliant of minds as well as the simplest of personalities.
You’ve seen the video and you’ve posed the question or debate. Your ready to be further enlightened by you peers and fellow TEDsters and in comes this one character with an agenda that moderators can’t detect.
Cyber Bully’s or Trolls, insult our intelligence use canned phrases, innuendos, or the blunt force of their superior command of language to hurt our feelings or illicit anger from the group. It can leave you feeling helpless and abused.
Cyber Bullying, or Trolling, is a new form of eliciting personal pleasure by hurting other peoples feelings. Some Physiologists say it is a sign of a mental disorder, perhaps a new form, associated with the Internet. Some say it’s just an old mental malfunction that has found a new venue to elicit twisted pleasure. The more intelligent the disordered mind the more damage it can do. It doesn’t matter if they are a high profile celebrity or an Associate Professor at some University, they are all subject to the same array of mental conflicts as ordinary people.
Sometimes the Internet is not enough and they cross the line, allowing their problems to spill out into the real world where they cause real physical harm. The harm they cause to the feelings of others on the Internet is no less, emotionally painful. It demeans people on a human level hurting the mind and, sometimes, those minds are fragile, or childish or, in fact, children.
The question is, what should we do about Cyber Bullying and Trolls. How can we deal with them? If we stand by and do nothing are we just as guilty as a crowd of people standing by watching a mugger do their work without interfering for fear we will be next? What do you suggest?