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Do you think more can be done amongst the youth and young people to combat cyber bullying?

We have already touched on ideas we can stop cyber bullying.

It is seen to be rampant amongst the young, but it also affects young adults (workplace bullying). Misuse of the Internet, especially when the use of the internet and social media is almost ubiquitous in today's wired generation is also becoming increasingly common.

We have all seen various cases of cyber bullying leading to suicide e.g Amanda Todd, Hannah Smith
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hannah-smiths-sister-jo-targeted-2133317

I feel that one of the main causes of bullying is apathy amongst the crowds; we are too afraid to intervene in a bullying case for fear of being targeted ourselves.
It has also become common to set up memorial pages on Facebook after a person has died to spread awareness. However, these pages are often also targeted by other bullies and defaced. While we can spread awareness through Facebook 'likes', it often does not do anything to solve the issue.

Just a shout out, what do you all think can be done to create awareness / mitigate the problem? Government policies, school administration, amongst the youth.. etc.
Examples of things done to combat cyberbullying in your own communities / countries would be helpful too!

cheers :)

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  • Aug 22 2013: Bullying is not just about bullies unfortunately.

    If you take an honest look at bullying, often times the victims have extremely negative or project some abnormal trait that effects the atmosphere of the group around them.

    Say if you have an annoying voice, or you have anxiety and have anxious body language. People pick up on this. Bullies especially, things that annoy people tend to want to attack.

    I got called a momma's boy in school by a guy who used to be fat and not very good looking (because of his weight and height) because I was often anxious. The bully got thin and tall and got a hot girlfriend and I was still overweight at the time and he repeated similar insults. Bullies often attack others because they see those weaknesses in themselves. Some bullies have had poor home environments, others are just naturally conflicted inwardly and aggressive. They may have traits that cause them to hate what they think is sissy/wussy to an extreme while at the same time having negative traits, like being overweight.

    Perversely human beings bully one another to drive out genetic traits they deem weak. I believe that is the purpose of bullying, it's unconscious trait selection at work. If you're ugly/fat/unhealthy/annoying, it's basically a replacement for direct killing off of other tribal members. But in society we just do it slowly and painfully with a bunch of legal and PC bullshit to cover up the reality that: Human beings really like arranging their environment and especially their social groups according to their tastes, and when they don't get what they want they get angry and downright mean.

    The same happens in the adult world. How many people here would ever take in a homeless person? I'm guessing not many. You have the same traits just at a reduced level.
    • Aug 22 2013: And rapists claim that their victims were "just asking for it".
      • Aug 22 2013: Your reply makes no sense. Human beings aren't free. Perhaps you should look into the science of human behavior. Americans voted a man into office that invaded a foreign country (IRAQ) based on lies, a good part of america has no problem killing and bullying others both at home and abroad. In fact you could call it 'The american way'.

        See what science has found out about the brain:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYmi0DLzBdQ

        How about you start thinking critically. I was bullied a lot as a kid and as an adult I am able to reflect carefully on what possible reasons might be for that automatic attack based behavior in human beings. Especially in regards to evolution.
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        Aug 27 2013: Jaen,
        I am sorry you, and so many people in our world have that and similar experiences. If children could grow up empowered and secure, we would have a much better world. One of my brothers, as a young boy, vowed never to have children because of our father's behaviors. For a long time he thought it was us children who caused our father to be abusive and violent. And of course, it is common practice for the bully to say the bullying is someone else's fault.

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