Today’s post is a little more serious than my usual content. However, I witnessed something on Facebook the other day that greatly disturbed me. I’m of course talking about cyber bullying.
The Internet is a great tool; I, like many others, spend the majority of my time working on it. The internet is my life and my job. Also, as an agoraphobic, the web has given me the opportunity to meet new friends.
However, along with the greatness, comes the downside; the anonymity that comes with an internet connection causes humans to disconnect physically from each other. Therefore, people don’t see the emotional response that other users have to their words and comments. As a result, these bullies can forget the impact that their words hold; getting carried away with picking on another user.