Today I received my first ever troll comment. A total stranger felt the need to comment on my childrens photo on instagram and wrote “ugly”… Now I am a fully grown adult mature enough to not fire back over the computer, to give the troll the reaction they wanted.
If this had been said by a stranger in the street I would have reacted totally different of course anyone would. But the “troll” or “bully” wouldn’t have the guts to say something like that to a persons face. Why do they feel like they are untouchable or untraceable over the internet? Hiding behind a screen in there little room miles and miles from the person they are trying to get a reaction from. Not that I looked but was told she personally lives the other side of the world and was in her 20s. What would go through a 20 year old mind to comment words like that on a childs picture. Your literally trying to bully a toddler. The sad thing is I actually felt sorry for you! Your life must be so sad and lonely that you sit and write hating words over social media. Maybe you need support yourself? We are in the same age bracket and I’d never dream of doing what you do, suppose we all have different souls.
I read today that 47% of teenagers at some point between 15-18 received bulling via the internet, and the majority were girls. I grew up when social media wasn’t such a thing we had MSN (anyone remember that) but it wasn’t like it is today you basically had to know the person to get there (addy) username. So bullying online wasn’t a thing really well not that I experienced. But for teenagers now growing up with instagram, twitter and facebook. Where a bully can reach you within your own safe place at home and be a complete stranger. It must be awful the pressure must be crippling.
I took this as something I’d have to put up with having my accounts publics. BUT WHY SHOULD I?
Don’t suffer alone x
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