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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: Ah, so, therefore, you consider it moral to be a bully. That sort of attitude is also known as "sociopathy" or "psychopathy".
    • Aug 23 2013: You're under the dangerous illusion that human beings have free will. They don't. Socrates said similar things 2000 years ago and asked questions about whether morality could be taught. Perhaps you should be aware of moral discussions throughout history before falsely interpreting what people are saying here.
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        Aug 27 2013: Morality is subjective, as somewhat of a Nihilist I don't like the idea of using subjective principles to solve problems.

        I recently said "The powerful use principle to manipulate people who have a principle weakness, that is why the powerful are powerful"

        But as somewhat of a Nihilist I also acknowledge natural values, a Nihilist can dismiss conceptually born attachments but there are behaviours that I believe transcend concepts. I look towards children for examples of this; A child can be both compassionate and selfish, this is all displayed before any major cultural conditioning or philosophical attachments are formed, it is more based on the pleasure/pain phenomena.

        So pleasure/pain relates to desire/fear, these are what can influence behaviour in a range of compulsive ways. They are not "bad" per se but rather can be used in beneficial and harmful ways, then you start getting into understanding cause/effect psychology, self control/discipline and social reward/punishment incentives.

        I believe a person who can get an appropriate handle on their fears and desires can go on to a more rational or logical way of assessing and addressing situations, but in the same idea I'd say that fear and desire can have their places, they can be appropriate, and that distinction comes down to the classic "What can society expect from citizens and what about a citizens life has nothing to do with society?"

        Again we are back into the realm of subjective morality, as somewhat of a Nihilist, I hate that :p

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