I’ve read, for the last year, about cyber bullying. As a writer, I don’t frequent places where people might be uncomfortable by my presence, in other words, reader sites. I have an author portal on Goodreads, but I’ve taken all the books I’ve read down. I rarely interact on Twitter (less than I should, I think) and when people are rude to me on my blog (very, very rare), I delete them.
So here’s the serious question: if someone is bullying you on the internet, don’t you have to be connected to know? Somebody could be cyber bullying me every day and I’m clueless because I’m rarely on Twitter or other sites.
But if I got word that someone was saying nasty thing about me somewhere, that’s the LAST place I would go.
Another thing: the internet is a lot like hanging over the back fence magnified a million times. It’s like eavesdropping on your enemy. You KNOW they’re going to say something bad about you. Then why would you want to hear it?
So, doesn’t cyber bullying take two to tangle? In other words, it takes two to have an argument – if one person walks away, it’s just a rant.
What’s your opinion?