News Media - cyber-bullying

News Media - cyber-bullying

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Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#1 Jan 6, 2013
I think it would be great if one of the local news stations would do a story on all of the libel that's currently being posted on this forum.

Kids should not be cyber-bullied here! I don't blame Topix though, personal responsibility should come in to play here. Anyone here that's been called a hoe or slut should get a lawyer and track down the bully.

How would the poster feel if one of their victims committed suicide?

Whoever posted the slut, hoes, and other topics should be scared.You know the authorities are already looking into this and so is the school district. You should go ahead and turn yourself in ,ask for leniency and make a public apology.

I'm going email this forum to all of local news stations...hopefully they will do a story on it.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#2 Jan 6, 2013
Any thoughts?
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Jan 6, 2013
Well?
Uh Huh

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Yeah, you've been reported on this thread along with numerous other threads you've been on!
Aaron Stacksarollin

Granite City, IL

#5 Jan 6, 2013
Jesus Christ, you're one of the people that makes America look weak. "Someone called me a bad name mommy please call 911 so they can make everything better omg america is of cring agin" You must be a female, if I'm not mistaking, a silly old white woman. We should be telling kids not to worry about what people think of us, because it is their own body, no one else has control of how you look/dress/act. We need to be strong, not think it's okay to have our feelings hurt and when they do, just take it to the authorities. Unless your life is threatened, don't cry about it.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#6 Jan 6, 2013
Anon wrote:
I'm going email this forum to all of local news stations...hopefully they will do a story on it.
I can't type tonight. I meant to say that I'm going to email this forum to all of the local news stations.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#7 Jan 6, 2013
I'm not sure if you're talking to me but this is my first post. Why would you report someone for saying that cyber-bullying is wrong? Strange...
Uh Huh wrote:
Yeah, you've been reported on this thread along with numerous other threads you've been on!
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#8 Jan 6, 2013
You're either lacking a little in the IQ department or you're trying to justify the illegal posts because your hands are dirty. I'm actually a father that has high school aged daughters and if I saw false statements about them on here I would def track down the perp and pursue charges.

It's fine calling someone a bad name if it's true...but we're not talking about that. We're talking about lies and gossip. And you def should use your real name and not hide behind anonymity.
Aaron Stacksarollin wrote:
Jesus Christ, you're one of the people that makes America look weak. "Someone called me a bad name mommy please call 911 so they can make everything better omg america is of cring agin" You must be a female, if I'm not mistaking, a silly old white woman. We should be telling kids not to worry about what people think of us, because it is their own body, no one else has control of how you look/dress/act. We need to be strong, not think it's okay to have our feelings hurt and when they do, just take it to the authorities. Unless your life is threatened, don't cry about it.
Erica

Granite City, IL

#9 Jan 6, 2013
If to many people are having a problem, then why not take the site down if you don't like it? Or if people don't want to see the things said about them then they can just log off or maybe go get some ecxersise other then sitting online all day worrying what others think? The authority's aren't needed in this, it's just a bunch of immature kids, and they're just going to find another site to do the same things on, tell them to ignore it and that there opinions don't matter, not that oh the police are going to make it all better. Because that's a straight up lie.
Erica

Granite City, IL

#10 Jan 6, 2013
People find ways around this kind of stuff, I get that your "a concerned parent" and your only wanting the best for your kids but bully's are everywhere, no stopping them, instead of teaching you kids that grownup ls hold the magical key to stop it, why don't you teach them to deal with it and/or stick up for themselves so they can be strong and learn a thing or two.
Uh Huh

United States

#11 Jan 6, 2013
Anon wrote:
I'm not sure if you're talking to me but this is my first post. Why would you report someone for saying that cyber-bullying is wrong? Strange...
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Then there are more than one using your screen name.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#12 Jan 6, 2013
People have a right to defend themselves against defamation. It's not about what people think it's about what they're posting. If it's a lie, then they need to be held accountable. You don't really think it's appropriate to make false claims against people do you?

Do you really want underage girls being called ho's and sluts online? These immature kids need to be held accountable...maybe it will help them mature?
Erica wrote:
If to many people are having a problem, then why not take the site down if you don't like it? Or if people don't want to see the things said about them then they can just log off or maybe go get some ecxersise other then sitting online all day worrying what others think? The authority's aren't needed in this, it's just a bunch of immature kids, and they're just going to find another site to do the same things on, tell them to ignore it and that there opinions don't matter, not that oh the police are going to make it all better. Because that's a straight up lie.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#13 Jan 6, 2013
I do teach my kids that there are always going to be bullies in life but they have a right to defend their online reputation. You can't go around posting lies that could potentially hurt someones future. Would you like it if someone posted your name and accused you of being a pedophile, thief, or murderer? And then imagine if a potential employer saw that when doing an online search. You probably wouldn't get the job.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say "people find ways around this kind of stuff".
Erica wrote:
People find ways around this kind of stuff, I get that your "a concerned parent" and your only wanting the best for your kids but bully's are everywhere, no stopping them, instead of teaching you kids that grownup ls hold the magical key to stop it, why don't you teach them to deal with it and/or stick up for themselves so they can be strong and learn a thing or two.
shame

Granite City, IL

#14 Jan 6, 2013
So who's the puppet master running this show? A sociopath at GCHS is my guess.

The Definition of a Sociopath
Sociopaths have little regard for the feelings of others and manipulate others in order to get what they desire. The term "sociopath" is no longer used in psychology and psychiatry, and the disorder is now called "antisocial personality disorder." People who have this disorder often have no sense of right or wrong and many only receive treatment when forced to by the judicial system, an employer or family member. The disorder is relatively rare,((Except for at GCHS)), with approximately 0.6 percent of Americans affected, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Identification
People with antisocial personality disorder perceive the world differently than most people do and may not have the range of feelings that others have. Because they cannot relate to others, they have no trouble lying or violating the rights of other people in order to achieve their goals. Some of these people are very charming and adept at manipulating others, while others may use violence or intimidation to get what they want.
Behavior
People who have antisocial personality disorder may engage is such risky behavior as violence, vandalism, theft, bullying and cruelty to animals. They are skilled liars and often quite good at conning other people. They may be aggressive and violent, but show no remorse if they hurt other people. Sociopaths often react impulsively, failing to consider how their actions could harm themselves or others. Many have no respect for authority and have a history of losing jobs and being expelled from school. Drug and alcohol problems are common in people with antisocial personality disorders.
Causes
Antisocial personality disorder is thought to occur due to a combination of genetics and early relationships with parents and family. There is no specific cause for the development of the disorder, but it is thought that sexual, verbal or physical abuse can contribute to the antisocial personality disorder, as can a family history of antisocial personality disorders or other mental disorders. A diagnosis of conduct disorder during childhood, an unstable home life, death of a parent or divorce of the parents may also be contributing factors.
Diagnosis
It can take some time for a mental health professional to diagnose antisocial personality disorder. Other personality disorders must be ruled out before the disorder can be considered as a valid diagnosis. Antisocial personality disorder is usually only diagnosed in people 18 and older who have shown signs of a conduct disorder before age 15 and show several signs of the disorder.
Treatment
There is no medication known to help people suffering from antisocial personality disorder, although medication can be helpful if the person also suffers from another disorder, such as depression. Psychotherapy, which involves talking about symptoms and behaviors, is the primary form of therapy. Because many people do not enter therapy voluntarily, it can be difficult to make real progress. Treatment may focus on improving social and family relationships, learning coping skills and helping the person understand the connection between feelings and behavior. Group and family therapy can be helpful, as can teaching the person to recognize and control emotions. Learning stress and anger management skills is important in helping avoid violent outbursts and behavior.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#15 Jan 6, 2013
It's not "my" screen name...it's just a name I typed into the name field.
Uh Huh wrote:
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Then there are more than one using your screen name.
agreed

Corpus Christi, TX

#16 Jan 6, 2013
Anon wrote:
I think it would be great if one of the local news stations would do a story on all of the libel that's currently being posted on this forum.

Kids should not be cyber-bullied here! I don't blame Topix though, personal responsibility should come in to play here. Anyone here that's been called a hoe or slut should get a lawyer and track down the bully.

How would the poster feel if one of their victims committed suicide?

Whoever posted the slut, hoes, and other topics should be scared.You know the authorities are already looking into this and so is the school district. You should go ahead and turn yourself in ,ask for leniency and make a public apology.

I'm going email this forum to all of local news stations...hopefully they will do a story on it.
I think this is a great idea. These kids need to learn a lesson. Tearing other kids apart is not okay and I hope they all get caught!!
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#17 Jan 6, 2013
I'm not sure..Whoever it is they need help and I hope they get it.

It could be a lonely kid that feels like they're on the outside looking in. Maybe this makes him/her feel like they're part of the popular crowd?

Maybe it's a group of so called popular kids just trying to have a good time.

I bet there are several copycats out there too.

Only time will tell but someone will get busted for it.
shame wrote:
So who's the puppet master running this show? A sociopath at GCHS is my guess.
The Definition of a Sociopath
Sociopaths have little regard for the feelings of others and manipulate others in order to get what they desire. The term "sociopath" is no longer used in psychology and psychiatry, and the disorder is now called "antisocial personality disorder." People who have this disorder often have no sense of right or wrong and many only receive treatment when forced to by the judicial system, an employer or family member. The disorder is relatively rare,((Except for at GCHS)), with approximately 0.6 percent of Americans affected, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Identification
People with antisocial personality disorder perceive the world differently than most people do and may not have the range of feelings that others have. Because they cannot relate to others, they have no trouble lying or violating the rights of other people in order to achieve their goals. Some of these people are very charming and adept at manipulating others, while others may use violence or intimidation to get what they want.
Behavior
People who have antisocial personality disorder may engage is such risky behavior as violence, vandalism, theft, bullying and cruelty to animals. They are skilled liars and often quite good at conning other people. They may be aggressive and violent, but show no remorse if they hurt other people. Sociopaths often react impulsively, failing to consider how their actions could harm themselves or others. Many have no respect for authority and have a history of losing jobs and being expelled from school. Drug and alcohol problems are common in people with antisocial personality disorders.
Causes
Antisocial personality disorder is thought to occur due to a combination of genetics and early relationships with parents and family. There is no specific cause for the development of the disorder, but it is thought that sexual, verbal or physical abuse can contribute to the antisocial personality disorder, as can a family history of antisocial personality disorders or other mental disorders. A diagnosis of conduct disorder during childhood, an unstable home life, death of a parent or divorce of the parents may also be contributing factors.
Diagnosis
It can take some time for a mental health professional to diagnose antisocial personality disorder. Other personality disorders must be ruled out before the disorder can be considered as a valid diagnosis. Antisocial personality disorder is usually only diagnosed in people 18 and older who have shown signs of a conduct disorder before age 15 and show several signs of the disorder.
Treatment
There is no medication known to help people suffering from antisocial personality disorder, although medication can be helpful if the person also suffers from another disorder, such as depression. Psychotherapy, which involves talking about symptoms and behaviors, is the primary form of therapy. Because many people do not enter therapy voluntarily, it can be difficult to make real progress. Treatment may focus on improving social and family relationships, learning coping skills and helping the person understand the connection between feelings and behavior. Group and family therapy can be helpful, as can teaching the person to recognize and control emotions. Learning stress and anger management skills is important in helping avoid violent outbursts and behavior.
Erica

Granite City, IL

#18 Jan 6, 2013
If the people being called names know that the names are a lie then it doesn't matter because they know the truth, and a true friend would know too, and that's all that matters is that the people who are important in your life know who you are and don't believe the lies, if they say/believe the lies, they obviously aren't a true friend, and then you shouldn't give a rats behind what they think.
Erica

Granite City, IL

#19 Jan 6, 2013
Even if they get caught they won't stop, 95% of our generation gets in trouble, deals with it, and when it's over they laugh about it and brag to all there friends that they're a badass, then it repeats, they aren't going to learn by you getting them all caught, and that may not be what you want to hear but It's true, I know these kids, I know what they're like, I'm another one in the crowd, I may not be commenting these lies, but I'm another teen from the highschool, an I see more then you do what these kids do, and I hear more of what they say.
Anon

Edwardsville, IL

#20 Jan 6, 2013
agreed wrote:
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I think this is a great idea. These kids need to learn a lesson. Tearing other kids apart is not okay and I hope they all get caught!!
Another thing I find strange is when you look up some of these names in Facebook, their profiles are public. Can you believe that? Why in the hell would parents let their high school kids have public Facebook profiles.

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