?? - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )
There have been quite a few 'pages' on Facebook that have made the news or the gossip trail in recently times that have been very controversial. There are pages made for people to join who "hate" 1 particular person. There have been pages made for people to join that directly call out 1 particular person. There was recently a facebook page that was so abusive, the parents of the person being targetted took legal action against the person that started the page.
I will admit, I don't remember the exact names of the pages, but I do remember seeing them. And now there is this one that recently came to my attention after someone joined the page...
And this is what "the guy did to his sister" :
Long story short -- this boy was grounded for an incredibly long time for hiding beer in his room, his sister tattled on him, and he took revenge by searching her room and finding this note, posting it on Facebook and tagging all of the people in the note.
There have also been cases of MySpace, Twitter, Facebook where people are bullied, harassed and demonized with the various applications available.
Do you think that these groups, these pages, these different networking sites are in part to blame for "Internet Trash Talk" and bullying? Do you think that the bullying would happen regardless of whether these people had Facebook to post those notes on? What are your thoughts on cyber harassment and bullying?
* Note - this topic isn't meant as a debate - specifically. Parenting Debates & Hot Topics -- this is more of a hot topic than a debate, I'd rather a discussion than a debate with this particular topic :)