Dad responds to daughter’s cyberbully in unusual way

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  • MBK Decatur, , GA
    Oct. 19, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    Taylor, Your dad is a wonderful role model for you. Do not pay any attention to bullies as they are all loosers and have nothing good going on in their life. This bullie is also a coward, does not have the guts to post their name. I can tell that you are a WINNER and headed in the right direction. You are very cute and have a fabelous smile
    Good luck to you and your family!

  • Kelliebelle66 West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 9:00 p.m.

    Often when we see our children or people we love being attacked our first inclination might be to bite back, to find a way to stick it to the bully and give them a taste of their own medicine. It's human to feel that way. I know because it's happened to me before. Luckily I have never caved in to those impulses and acted on them but the angry feelings fester for awhile. From now on I am going to avoid focusing on the bully and instead focus on my child or loved one like this father did and find a positive solution. The focus is no longer on the bully and it's on the victim of the bullying in a positive way. She now is feeling loved and valued. In addition, a lot of friends became involved and were able to do a good deed and learn a valuable lesson. I love it.

    Oct. 18, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    I've said it once, I've said it twice, I'll say it once again,
    Winner's never bully dawg, and Bullies never win.

  • EnglishAlan Rugeley, Staffs
    Oct. 18, 2013 1:38 a.m.

    Taylor, Sitting in my office in England, this story brightened a grey, foggy morning. As the song, says, "(You) are of worth, of infinite worth, I know that my Saviour loves (you)..." Remember that you are a child of God. He only creates beauty, and you obviously have it. Always believe that.

    Brother Taylor, good on you. You did exactly what was right and good. Sometimes it is better to just let the person learn that the lesson is, "positivity always wins out in the end."

    To the bully, you are also of infinite worth, and your Saviour loves you too. There is a "Balm in Gilead," and it comes through the Atonement of a loving Saviour. Please take that spiritual journey to your own Gethsemane, and feel it's cleansing power. As one who has taken that journey, I can promise you that the end is truly better than the beginning. He can heal you. He has healed me on several occasions of different maladies.

  • CP Tooele, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 10:11 p.m.

    I loved this story. What a wonderful dad this young lady has. She's very blessed to have supportive parents. Keep your head held high Taylor.

  • Utah Native Farmington, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 8:39 p.m.

    Taylor, you must be one of those girls that has it all --- the great parents, athletic skill, level head, and good looks --- and that is what this cyberbully finds threatening. She wants what you have, and rather than emulating your strengths, she tries to tear you down. I hope you recognize these tactics for what they are. Don't ever buy into the unkind things she or others say, because what they are really admitting is their own sense of inferiority. Come to think of it, maybe this cyberbully needs 300 positive tweets sent her way to cheer her up...

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    Bullies are usually people with feelings of inferiority and low self esteem. They feel a need to tear others down in order to feel better about themselves. What if someone sent a tweet to the bully telling him he was loved no matter what messages he tweeted. Just a thought. The father took the high road. Good example.

  • apples Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    My daughter was cyber-bullied for over a year by a past friend. It came in fake facebooks in other names and including her name. This girl made threats of killing her, burning up our house, cutting off fingers etc. Very specifics was indicated knowing that this girl was watching my daughter sleep. She broke in my house. She slit my window screens. Not only did she do this to my daughter, she tried to get 30 or more involved. Of course it back fired on her and they ended up testifying at her trial. It was hard to get the local police to move forward. They really did not know what to do where it was all on facebook, emails, pinger numbers from electronic devises, etc. Don't expect Facebook to help, they are worthless. We won in court, she is in a residential treatment center, hopefully being treated. For my daughter she is okay, I just have to deal sometimes with her lack of trust issue.

    Don't ever give up. Two years before we got some type of justice.

  • Dadof9 Midway, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    Tall, beautiful, talented daughter who is lucky enough to have an insightful, caring father.

  • sukiyhtaky us, CA
    Oct. 17, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    I wish someone would tell me I was tall and skinny...alas another lifetime. Besides already being a knock out, this young lady radiates inner beauty as well. In a few years when she is a pearl and the world is her oyster, this anonymous twinker will still a snarky wannabe. And if past behaviour is any indicator, this young lady will still be gracious towards her no matter how much she is to be pitied.

  • wtfhinutah SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Taylor is very attractive girl. Technology? Used for such good purposes like her awsome Dad used it for, but occasionally it just sucks!

  • jeanie orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    This is fantastic! Good job Dad!

  • Utah Dem Ogden, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    I truly don't understand cyber bullying - on social media I have unfriended or blocked a few people that I just totally disagreed with on things they wrote, why is that so hard to do for our youth?

  • MarkA Logan, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    My favorite story in a long time.

    Truly inspirational on many levels.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    I got "bullied" this morning when I tried to make a lane change and some guy sped up to prevent me from getting it done. So I decided to respond by slowing down and letting at least 10 people make turns into or through my lane of traffic before I got to work. Maybe I should have gone for 50 but I would have been late for work.

  • Contrariuser mid-state, TN
    Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 p.m.

    Hey --

    "Tall and skinny" wins volleyball gold medals. "Tall and skinny" gets modeling contracts.

    Obviously, jealousy rears its ugly head!

    Good going, Dad!

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    Someone once suggested that we need 50 positives to overwhelm one negative. I hope she's getting enough messages, and I hope the anonymous tweeters get some counseling for their snarkiness.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    Umm.. this girl is beautiful.
    Jealous girls once again.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Oct. 17, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    Love this story. "That's My Job" Conway Twitty..."Everything I do is because of you, to keep you safe with me..."

    This father did exactly that for his daughter, keeping her safe. Equally important and from a Divine Roll perspective, he Protected his daughters's sweet sweet heart.

    Godspeed to you and your daughter. Thank you for your example.