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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

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 23 2013: If humans have no free will, then just kill them all. No point in trying to enact any social change. There is no free will, thus any change is merely random happenstance. I am quite aware of the history of ethics, particularly within the context of Western philosophy. Your pseudo-intellectualism impresses nobody. I am well aware of the Kantian imperative (individual humans have agency), vs. the Neitzschiean construct (individual humans have no agency except for the uebermenschen), vs. other models. Anyone with an familiarity of the question of agency cannot claim that it has been proved human beings have no free will. The matter has not been conclusively decided.

    Again, though, if humans have no free will, then they cannot change. Therefore, just kill them.
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      Aug 27 2013: If we are "pre-determined" (which is the alternative to freewill, is there any other possibility?) then I would say the force that has predetermined everything has created a hell of a lot of redundancies ;)

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