The internet is available to all without restriction,not just IRCD's,scripts or internet bots. However the internet world has become a place where some people hide behind their computer screens and make themselves appear BIG or loudmouth,but when you actually see them in public then you'd be laughing at them rather than ever feeling threaten by them.
It's a coward who goes online to rip someone else apart when he/she can't do that in public or do so to that very person's face. The number of people that are pure evil are a lot more than those people who use the internet irresponsibly. And the most vulnerable in our homes needs to be prepared before they venture online.
The hurtful and rude comments made to both sexes shouldn't ever be taken lightly and someone has to fight back against these people who make such atrocious comments. These bullies or trolls enjoy spreading fear and scare tactics into the vulnerable and anyone should just stand up to them and tell them categorically where they can stuff it.Fighting fire with fire is the only way to get even on the Internet.
If you get abuse on a road you were travelling on,then the problem is not the road you on,but the other road user. So closing the road down won't solve the problem but taking action against the individual that is causing the offence. So the problem ain't the venue,but the clientele.
The internet has given a voice to the dispossessed and relative anonymity to the reprehensible few. The vast majority of people in life have produced incredible music,art,literature to look at on the internet,whereas a select few are embittered failures in life who were/are capable of nothing more than spiteful insults,mocking and deriding other people and spew that out on others on the internet.
The problem with trolling is not so much in its incidence than its potential scope of each individual incident. And its not so much how the victim of such abuse sees things,but the viral nature of such attacks. The anonymity and insulation online trolling gives has kicked it to new level. It is a particularly insidious "crime" because it can become a 24/7 affair.It takes on a larger audience too and there is a much larger avenue through the internet to spread their junk.
Trashing,trolling,sniping,public rants and insults on public opinion forums via FB,tweets,IM's,texts,etc,is a lot different social intimidation that your average bullying. It's an extension of physical manifestation which continues to grow in each new generation of people that comes along. A major family and social failure where people got empowered by their own family and environment to act the way they do on the Internet.
It's the "I'm better than you" syndrome,the pure self-isms of this world like the racisms,the reliogionisms,the cultureisms and the exceptionalisms where certain individuals belief their form of self is more important and above everybody else's.Self-absorption at its highest is not only unhealthy but also very rude and simply intolerable.
Free speech and the freedom of information's must be preserved at all costs,but an arbitrary force needs to police the internet to put trolls and bullies in their place. But if all else fails then just press the OFF button.
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