Be Kind

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

How old are you?

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

Me either but we are not of the generation that have had social media as a constant in their lives.

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

I havent either even though i have had computers since 1976, i am not the slightest bit interested in that technology

@innsaneink said in Be Kind:

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

How old are you?

me? 16

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

@innsaneink said in Be Kind:

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

How old are you?

me? 16

You stay Golden …Ponyboy…

Good on you…

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

@Geo said in Be Kind:

@tigerbalm said in Be Kind:

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.

Disagree,

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:

2.Digital Technology.
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.

Is 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.

Mate, I am a person who lives without Facebook or Twitter etc. I spent a large part of my life as a teacher and dealt with this stuff everyday, when it comes to technology I believe in dealing with the problem regardless of the tech involved. Just turning around and saying don’t use it is a simplistic view of the issue because

  1. Most kids will not give it up, so it’s not effective

  2. It actually creates a lot of the same problems you are trying to fix as it can lead to the kids being isolated from their friends as that is the way they connect now.

So when I have dealt with kids who were being bullied online I dealt with it as if they were being bullied in a traditional sense. I gave consequences to the kids involved if they attended my school, if they didn’t I taught the kids how to block those giving them a hard time and taught coping mechanisms for dealing with bullies. Same I would do if they were being being bullied offline!

And from what I’m hearing it’s not working, and I’m not only talking about kids.

That’s because it is not being dealt with, it is put in the too hard basket or people say don’t use social media. Bullying has always been there and has always been dealt with poorly, both online and offline. The issue with cyber bullying is that it doesn’t end a 3pm, when we were kids you would be bullied and 3 o’clock would come around and you would be free of your tormentor until the next day, with cyber bullying the bully comes home with you into your loungeroom and into your bedroom.

There are ways to deal with but us parents and as a society we are doing a really bad job educating our kids on how to deal with bullies.

Honestly what you are suggesting is akin to if your parents told you to hide in the bathroom until the school day finished. Doesn’t really deal with the problem and actually created more by isolating people further!

If you don’t pick up your phone and press the icon, guess what???

You can’t read what’s being said about you!
It’s amazing.
It’s a very easy solution to avoid social media abuse.
Social media abuse wasn’t an issue before social media, we still have the ability to make social media disappear, stop acting like we don’t.

Freddy and Joey seem to be in agreement with me, I just watched a clip and both of them simply said “get off it” if you want to lay with dogs, you’ll get fleas.

@cochise said in Be Kind:

@TheDaBoss said in Be Kind:

Never have used Twitter, facebook, insta and other similar websites and never will

Me either but we are not of the generation that have had social media as a constant in their lives.

You say that as if because they’ve grown up with it, they have to use it, it’s bollocks!!
Nobody is holding a gun to their head forcing them to read what’s posted about them on social media.

Uninstall the app. Problem solved

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

Social media abuse wasn’t an issue before social media, we still have the ability to make social media disappear, stop acting like we don’t.

No but we had plenty of bullying anyway! I am not saying not to tell kids to get off social media, I have said it to many kids! but guess what? the vast majority of the time they still use it, it is not an effective strategy and doesn’t work.

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

If you don’t pick up your phone and press the icon, guess what???
You can’t read what’s being said about you!
It’s amazing.

You are just avoiding the problem though, in a lot of cases the bullying will still happen but just in a different way!

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

Freddy and Joey seem to be in agreement with me, I just watched a clip and both of them simply said “get off it” if you want to lay with dogs, you’ll get fleas.

Yeah I am going to go to Freddy and Joey for advice on this subject?

@TIGER said in Be Kind:

You say that as if because they’ve grown up with it, they have to use it, it’s bollocks!!
Nobody is holding a gun to their head forcing them to read what’s posted about them on social media.
Uninstall the app. Problem solved

I am not saying they have to use it, I am saying the majority will choose to use it anyway! If you don’t realise that then you literally have no understanding of the situation.