Latest social media website could be a bullying threat to your family

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  • Nawai6 Aiea, HI
    May 21, 2017 4:36 p.m.

    I had a question if someone posted on a group and I was not there but someone messaged me and screen shot it is this a threat?
    The group was talking about me and someone said and I quote I like flatten her cho-cho lips lol unquote. Is this considered a threat for face book to step in because the person who screen shot it to me was offended by that comment pls someone let me know thank you

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    Couldn't social websites simply take the anonymous factor away? Make everyone register with their own, verifiable, real name. I suspect dialogue would get a lot more civil, especially if people knew consequences could be linked with their names and actions. A prospective employer combing through your online profile, for example...

  • travelgal1983 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    BLOCK the website from your home, and ask your schools to block it so the kids cannot use it at school. You will be protecting either your own kids from accessing the bullied messages in two very important places, or you will be making it more difficult for your kids to bully others.

  • renatastar Pittsburgh, PA
    Sept. 28, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    I can never understand why parents allow bullying to go on. When this happened to my child, I went to the school administrator and told him I'd sue the school and the girl's parents if the bullying did not stop. It worked. My child was never bothered again. Parents need to stand up for their children. My daughter is still the same happy girl she always was.
    If the bullying is off school property, go after the parents.

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Get over it. Your going to be bullied all of your life. Co-workers, Police, IRS.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Sept. 28, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    RanchHand, did you read the article? The reason there's so much bullying on is because it's ANONYMOUS. The bullies aren't getting caught because nobody knows who they are.

  • Rainman Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    I don't understand the draw to this No thanks.

  • Way of the Warrior ARLINGTON, WA
    Sept. 28, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    "It’s not my fault that other people don’t know how to treat other people and I don’t think I should have to be the one who gives it up," she said.

    I've never been able to understand why people are sometimes so determined to hold on to the things that bring them sorrow. To this young lady and to other victims of extreme cyberbullying: PLEASE log off and live! Life is so much more rewarding in person than in cyberspace.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    If this is occurring on school property, the bullies need to be reported and suspended. If it is on the internet, the students need to report to their parents and teachers and the bullies need to be suspended. If you don't take a stand against it now, it will just get worse.

  • Rynn Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m.

    Unfortunately the anonymity of the internet attracts a lot of immaturity and nasty behavior. I don't know how many "feel good" stories I've read or cute little puppy videos I've seen (for example) where, sure enough, people come along and post very mean-spirited comments.
    The forum has always been relatively civil, but other websites seem to have an "anything goes" policy. For those who don't want to deal with that kind of negativity it's better to just not make yourself vulnerable on the internet. Don't post on the websites that are known to have negative behavior in their forums/comment sections. And if you want to post a video on Youtube, keep it more private. Disable comments and only send the link to friends & family.

  • NateSG St.George, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    You can never get away. We allow cyber bullying to some extent. I didn't notice my brain was wired to the internet.