Cyber Bullying

So, today, I was just looking up some videos to watch when I found this video about Rebecca Black and her, “cyber bullying” problems. This annoyed me for so many reasons.
Here’s the thing: when you were in school, listening to your teachers and other adults striving for a paycheck, you were told how magnificient you were and how no one had the right to judge or criticize you except for your superiors ( Teachers, parents, elders, etc.) They also told you many tragically false ways to deal with cyber bullying, making us naive enough to think we could depend on adults to help us with our internet problems. The truth is we cannot.
When my teacher told me that whenever I got a troll comment, I should report the troll and go run to my mommy and tell her. Well… remember the merry old tale of Jessi Slaughter? She did what all her teachers told her: she ran to her daddy and they made a video. Why?
Well, sit here children and now you’ll hear
the story of J.S and how she was brought to her tears.

One day, a little 11 year old moron decided to make a Youtube series. The internet didn’t like her series, and decided to troll her. Moron McStupid here decided to rebutt the internet, and the almighty Internet¬† liked that even less. It decided to troll her so much she ran crying and screaming to her daddy, making everything even worse. She became so famous that everyone came to see her videos to troll her . Poor little Moron was driven to never leaving her house again for many, many years and she never had a friend again.

What was the point of this sad tale of Jessi Slaughter? To prove my point: no one can save you from cyber bullying. Once it starts, it will never stop and have driven some to suicide. So how do you prevent this from happening? Well, the answer is simple, really: it still is, however, very long.

The internet generally has one big opinion: whether or not you agree with its opinion doesn’t matter. The internet will go on and trample you on its way. Many people have tried to disagree with this opinion and all ended up like Jessi Slaughter. Not all bothered to disagree, some just decided to make themselves easy targets, like the Stop Calling Me a Homo kid.¬† So what’s the best way to avoid being the next Jessi Slaughter?Simple, really.

Avoid internet profiles entirely.

Go ahead, read a blog. Watch a video. Try and keep track of someone on Twitter without following him/her. Just don’t make any accounts. Don’t post any comments, post any videos, don’t dislike or like any videos, just don’t make any identity on the internet, just be a shadow, a spectator watching in silence, sitting while no one takes notice of you. Why?

The answer is probably the most complex thing here: it’s the Everyone is a Judge system. Whenever you post something on the internet, from a comment to a facebook app, everyone who sees it automatically earns the right to judge you and say whatever they want to you. However, the minute you post your judgement, people will judge you, and the process goes on. If the general opinion from judges is positive, 99% of your comments and responses will be positive, and vice-versa. If judges like you, they will shower you with praise and tell you how wonderful you are, but if they don’t like you, they will tell you to die horrible, painful deaths.

So, my advice to Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber, Stepanie Meyer, and other unlikable celebrities, the best way to get people to stop hating you is to go away and never rear your ugly head again. For those who want to be internet celebrities or normal famous people, just remember: no matter who you are, the internet will judge you. And if the internet doesn’t like you, prepare to be a modern day Jessi Slaughter.

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