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(MSNBC)   Study suggests that cyberbullying isn't as big a problem as the media that preys on your fears for ratings claimed it was   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 64
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2012-08-11 02:17:35 PM

notatrollorami: ongbok: notatrollorami: My daughter is going into the seventh grade in a couple of weeks. I talk to her all the time about, well, everything and we have an atypically open and honest relationship. Say or think whatever you will about that but it's true; I bend over backwards and discuss things that are uncomfortable for me (ie try explaining the literal and contextual meaning of motherf#cker to your sweet little girl...ew).

She says there is nearly no bullying, real or cyber, in her middle school.

Principal and staff at her school are really, really great though, so that helps.

So she is the bully.

Ha! A lot of times you might be right. In her case she doesn't want to speak poorly of a book or a kind of breakfast cereal for fear of guilt for being mean.


She is daddy's sweet little girl at home, but I'm sure when she gets to the end of the block she has a mouth like a sailor and has the whole school yard on lock.

/I'm kidding.
 
2012-08-11 02:30:24 PM

titwrench: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: *pokes submitter*

So! You don't think cyberbullying is a big deal? *poke* How about now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke*

That's right, punk. Welcome to my dojo.

I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you.


why are you hitting yourself, repeat
 
2012-08-11 02:31:38 PM

BronyMedic:

You should know full well about this.


Kevin Smith really needs to learn how to take a critique.
 
2012-08-11 02:36:47 PM

loonatic112358: titwrench: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: *pokes submitter*

So! You don't think cyberbullying is a big deal? *poke* How about now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke* Now? *poke*

That's right, punk. Welcome to my dojo.

I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you. I'm not touching you.

why are you hitting yourself, repeat


MOM! Now you're going to get it.
 
2012-08-11 02:41:12 PM

FunkOut: I've seen Facebook exchanges between teenagers. Little bastards can't spell worth a fark.


Grammer thred?
 
2012-08-11 02:43:26 PM

titwrench: MOM! Now you're going to get it.


i'm big enough to pick her up if she's in the way

/did that just once in my life, just once
 
2012-08-11 03:45:36 PM
So the revised their estimate from 17% down to 15%. Not much of a change.

There is such a thing as cyberbullying, although the thick skinned denizens of Fark may dismiss the victims as thin-skinned and too fragile to deserve any sympathy. It's easy to forget the herd mentality of children and their practically psychotic lack of empathy; their persistent cruelty to those who do not conform. Texting, IM, FB, etc. give the little bastards an opportunity to be cruel with the added buffer of anonymity and from a remote position of relative safety from retaliation. That allows them to dial it up a notch or three.

Because the technology employed is relatively new a lot of Farkers never experienced the phenomenon of cyberbullying themselves. It is real and shouldn't be dismissed just because one lacks first-hand knowledge of it. For today's kids the line between real life and life in the cyber world is an abstract idea. Their social lives exist in both places to a degree that most adults can't imagine. Even the term "cyberbullying" is the construct of people who make a distinction between real and cyber life, a distinction that kids today probably would not recognize.

The little pansies.
 
2012-08-11 04:31:31 PM
The One True TheDavid: That is WAY out of line. Besides, you're a wuss at "being mean."

I can't help it. I like pretending to be mean. It's the way you spank me when I'm naughty.

;3
 
2012-08-11 04:53:55 PM

BronyMedic: The One True TheDavid: That is WAY out of line. Besides, you're a wuss at "being mean."

I can't help it. I like pretending to be mean. It's the way you spank me when I'm naughty.

;3


damn attention whores
 
2012-08-11 05:37:34 PM

ongbok: notatrollorami: ongbok: notatrollorami: My daughter is going into the seventh grade in a couple of weeks. I talk to her all the time about, well, everything and we have an atypically open and honest relationship. Say or think whatever you will about that but it's true; I bend over backwards and discuss things that are uncomfortable for me (ie try explaining the literal and contextual meaning of motherf#cker to your sweet little girl...ew).

She says there is nearly no bullying, real or cyber, in her middle school.

Principal and staff at her school are really, really great though, so that helps.

So she is the bully.

Ha! A lot of times you might be right. In her case she doesn't want to speak poorly of a book or a kind of breakfast cereal for fear of guilt for being mean.

She is daddy's sweet little girl at home, but I'm sure when she gets to the end of the block she has a mouth like a sailor and has the whole school yard on lock.

/I'm kidding.


We have a talk about whatever she wants every night while I tuck her in (she likes to be wrapped up like a burrito). She might ask about evolution or river navigation or alien life or if there's a God...anything.

Couple of months ago she mentioned the often salty language in school. I've always told her there's no such thing as bad words just words that are inappropriate for a situation or age group.

She inquired whether it would be ok, in general not really asking permission per se, for her to curse. We talked for a while about how the way you use language colors the impact of what you say and how they percieve you as a person. Basically I told her you have to pay attention to how people you like and respect communicate and tailor your own language to reflect the way you want to be perceived.

So I don't know how much she cusses, but I'm guessing some but not too much.

///knows no one cared enough to read this personal stuff but I'm sitting at the store waiting for my wife so there you go
 
2012-08-11 05:49:22 PM

KrispyKritter: BronyMedic: Endive Wombat: I sure as hell do not know what the fark it is you are talking about. Can you back up your claim? /b/, sure, but Fark?

The posts in question were removed from the thread by the mods. Needless to say, a certain FARKer earned himself a ban for posting my personal information, including my work address, and threatening to make my life difficult because I was mean to him.

Brony you mentioned something about this the other day and i was WTF?! i'm sorry that happened to you. i enjoy your posts. i also enjoy writing troll but holy sheet it's just for fun. that's really farked up that happened to you. i never see you say really mean things, you have a good sense of humor. glad you are still Farking. good on you, mate.


There is a tiny subset of people who take everything you say a) at face value and b) personally. Doesn't matter if its on Fark, or Facebook or even in the real world. These are the freaks who ruin it all for the rest of us, you know, the ones where you say "Hey, good morning!" and they instantly start looking for hidden sneers and subverted meanings.

Oddly, these are the same ones who are often shocked--sometimes genuinely so--when nobody likes them and the hidden sneers become overt ones. In their minds, THEY are the kind, decent people, everyone likes them, and us meanies are just the rare evil people who can't see them for the beams of light that they are.
 
2012-08-11 06:47:10 PM

NutWrench: More helpful tips for the media:

High Schools are not "hotbeds" of anything.

Everything that shoots bullets is not an "assault weapon."

And you don't have to present both sides of an issue if one side of the issue is a load of crap.


Sweet Ceiling Cat, THANK YOU for saying this. Especially the last.
 
2012-08-11 07:03:20 PM

pxlboy: Grammer thred?


www.pennypinching-grandma.com

"Oh, why, yes, hear, I have some right here for. You know that all you need to do is ask."
 
2012-08-12 05:11:20 AM

NutWrench: More helpful tips for the media:

High Schools are not "hotbeds" of anything.

Everything that shoots bullets is not an "assault weapon."

And you don't have to present both sides of an issue if one side of the issue is a load of crap.


Well then, I think it's about time someone wrote a book on how the media tries to pass crap as news. They could even write a chapter devoted to media fearmongering.
 
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