|Posted by NanaMacsPlace on February 25, 2014 at 5:10 AM|
Recent news has brought to the forefront the insidious and cruel nature of cyber bullying. We've all heard of it but, sadly, it has taken the death of someone in the public eye to get us off our backsides and talking about it.
TVNZ made a video of their well known and, for the most part, respected staff reading aloud some of the taunts that were thrown at them. They were personal attacks directed by nameless, faceless cowards. I was shocked and saddened by what I saw as, I'm sure, most people were.
As much of the bullying seems to occur via social network I'm taking the fight back to where some of it started. I'm using Twitter to push home the message that we all need to Say No To Cyber Bullying. This link will be posted on Twitter and I urge everyone to get behind it. Name & shame those responsible and offer support to anyone who may be a target.
Feel free to comment on this link and, as a show of support, use the hashtag #NoCyberBullying We owe it to ourselves and each other to have a safe environment in which we can keep in touch and share news etc. Do it for yourselves, Charlotte & anyone else who may be vulnerable. Let's keep each other safe.