I just learned that a very good friend of mine was being picked on for a photo he posted on Facebook. HELLO? What?
It’s always been my thought that if you didn’t like something you saw that you kept your mouth shut and turned your head the other way. It’s not your job to tell someone else how to live. I’ve seen some really awful things on Facebook and then wondered why in the world I was friends with that person in the first place so I un-followed them.
I’ve been a victim of cyber bullying and I wanted to curl up in a ball and hide before. Then it happened again and I had a thicker shell. Of course I was angry and hurt but not like I’m angry right now at someone that ripped my friend apart. Just stop. I saw the photo and I was upset that I wasn’t in it. I kept looking at it wishing I had been at the event and that I was with those girls and that PR person. Yes I’m talking about Marshall. He is the sweetest most protective PR rep ever. He also aims to please people. I’ve seen him give people more chances than I would ever be willing to. If you knew him you would see copious amounts of humor pop out of that said photo. The fact that he felt he had to take it down breaks my heart. Every one of these hard working bloggers would tell you what I’m saying!!!!
Don’t judge someone you don’t know. Actually don’t judge anyone.
We’re examples for our children. When we shoe them it’s ok to take someone and just say nasty things about them what are we teaching them? We’re saying it’s ok. I was taught, if you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say anything at all. There is a huge bullying issue out there. Bullying in our school is an issue that so many children are dealing with and with parents teaching them that it’s ok then it must be.
During my last cyber-bullying incident, my daughter was fully aware of what was going on. She asked me to do something with her and I told her I had to tell someone thank you for something nice they said to me. Then she said, what are you saying to the ones not being nice. I told her I’m just ignoring them. There is a person behind the Facebook page, twitter account and instagram stream. You should consider how they feel before you think about page impressions. But I would like to live in a fairy tale world. So maybe you should think about the image adults portray to children that look up to them.