Since 2007, I have been the target of what people would call “cyberbullying” on a nearly daily basis and I have neither reported it(to websites or the police) nor have I let it push me to the point of crying or self-harm.
The reason “cyberbullying” doesn’t bother me is because I HAVE A MASSIVE EGO! I am also highly self-confident(most of the time). Oh, and because I’m not a spineless bastard. I rarely faced bullying in middle/high school because I didn’t allow any bullying to get any sort of reaction out of me. Plus people knew that I would “snitch” on them in a heartbeat if they tried any bullshit with me. But this isn’t about real life bullying(or lack thereof), this is about “cyberbullying.”
Before, I handled cyberbullying by challenging trolls head-on in a debate/argument. But now, I have a blog to post my opinions so I don’t have to repeat the same fucking shit over and over every time someone targets me – I could just link them to said blog. But now I handle things differently. When someone calls me a “weeaboo”, I go full-fucking-weeaboo. When someone falsely calls me a pedo over lolicon, I post even more loli. When someone encourages me to kill myself, I make my online presence known even more. In other words, when someone targets me for some reason, I increase the reason for their bullshit 10-fold.
If you are ever bullied on or offline, instead of crying, going on a killing spree, hurting yourself, or killing yourself, remember these words: You aren’t being bullied by someone better than you, you are being bullied by someone inferior to you. What do I mean? Only the inferior feels the need to make others feel like complete shit for kicks and giggles. You NEVER see successful or good people going around targeting individuals to torment for no good reason. You only see those who are worth nothing and have nothing doing it. Don’t believe me? Travel to W Mulberry St/N Fremont Ave in Baltimore, MD and walk down the street doing something you like, and watch the assholes roll in to bother you(or worse). Now go to Midtown Manhattan in New York doing the same shit, and not a single person will target you for ridicule out of enjoyment. ONLY the inferior bullies/trolls individuals.
That mindset is a big reason why I do not let “cyberbullying” bother me. But then again, I don’t actually believe “cyberbullying” is nearly as bad as real life bullying. YOU have the ability to BLOCK people that bother you online. YOU have the choice to read what someones says to you online. YOU have the choice to login to a social networking website. Cyberbullying is self-inflicted because YOU have the freedom to handle the situation quickly, unlike bullying in REAL LIFE. If cyberbullies bother you that much and you can’t simply blow them off, then maybe you should stay off social networking websites all together because the world is FULL of assholes. You can either accept that fact and ignore them, become them, challenge them, or let them bother you. Simple as that.