What is bullying?

Bullying is easy to see. It’s kids calling each other stupid and ugly. It’s being spit on because you’re fat. But look a little deeper.

It’s laughing at photos and videos like those below. It’s ignoring that there are real people in these pictures who are good and kind people, loved by their families and friends. Bullying is sharing these pics on Facebook or Twitter and then commenting on how hilarious and ugly and stupid the people in them are. This is hate. This is sharing hate. This is making hate enjoyable and acceptable. Ever wonder where eating disorders and depression and many other mental disorders come from? Perhaps look no further than having a little fun with a few funny pics.

Need a New Year’s resolution? Maybe think about sharing pics and videos of people doing great things, helping their neighbours, saving animals, doing good deeds.

Just a thought.

Two children loved to pieces and sharing in the joy and mysteries of Santa.

A wonderfully hilarious actress who brings joy to millions of people.

Those who witnessed harassment said they had seen at least one of the following occur to others online:

  • 60% of internet users said they had witnessed someone being called offensive names
  • 53% had seen efforts to purposefully embarrass someone
  • 25% had seen someone being physically threatened
  • 24% witnessed someone being harassed for a sustained period of time
  • 19% said they witnessed someone being sexually harassed
  • 18% said they had seen someone be stalked
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