Jesus, some people are petty.
We all know the guy meant social media as in FB/ twitter / insta etc… why focus on that? also I think it could be said that a traditional internet forum or message board would not be classed as social media.
forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)
1.a network of friends, colleagues, and other personal contacts:
an online community of people with a common interest who use a website or other technologies to communicate with each other and share information, resources, etc.:
a business-oriented social network.
a website or online service that facilitates this communication.
In essence this forum ticks all boxes…
No where anonymity comes into it… in fact the anonymity lets people let out there keyboard heroism a lot easier than perhaps they would if they weren’t anonymous
Things posted on here could have an adverse effect on players as pointed out in the original post…
So what would you say to your son or daughter who is the victim of abuse on FB, Twitter, Instagram?
Because I’d say “don’t go on any of them” problem solved.
It is not as simple as saying don’t use it, social media is a norm in the lives of teenagers now. That is how they communicate, that is how they interact, much like how we used to call our friends to socialize or organise something. All that is now done online. Online bullying is much more complex than just saying don’t use it.
As I said I’ve never been bullied on social media because I’m not on it.
Please tell me a more affective way to not be a victim of abuse on social media than to not be on it?
I’ve got friends who work in the legal system and deal with this stuff everyday (and business is booming by the way) their advise to victims is to close your accounts, they can’t get to you if you’re not available.
You seem to think that nobody can live without it, I’m an example of someone who lives without it, I still manage to contact my friends. (You can call a footy forum social media if you like I don’t care)
I’m really interested in hearing your more effective way.