Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers and tablets. It can occur through SMS, text messages and apps, or online on social media, web forums or gaming sites where people can view, participate in and share content.
Awareness of cyberbullying has risen in the 2010s, particularly in the United States after a string of high-profile "bullycides" (suicides caused by cyberbullying).
- The first case of cyberbullying reported by the media dates back to 2003, where classmates of an Ontario student created a website to anonymously share hateful messages about the student.
- Later in 2003 on October 7th, Ryan Patrick Halligan hanged himself after he was cyberbullied for his apparent homosexuality, making him one of the first high-profile "bullycides".
- A Steven Universe fan artist named Zamii on Tumblr attempted to take her own life after heavy cyberbullying, just for the "crime" of drawing a thin depiction of Rose Quartz. Thankfully, she survived and some of the cyberbullies were arrested.
- Amanda Todd committed suicide on October 10, 2012 after being blackmailed into showing her breasts on a webcam.
- A pornstar named August Ames was subjected to cyberbullying after she made the mistake of tweeting about how she won't perform with a gay pornstar. Eventually, she ended her own life after suffering a mental breakdown from the stress.
- Some of the cyberbullies are uploading cringe compilations on YouTube just to humiliate their victims and they did it, most of them are overusing Joji's (Filthy Frank) overused "IT'S TIME TO STOP!" meme.
Why It's Rotten
- It's basically like bullying, but on the internet. It's also basically trolling, but much more serious.
- Anyone can get bullied, whether it be kids, teenagers or adults.
- They often don't care what they do about it, they'd seek every move they can to insult someone else and get away with it.
- The bullies don't usually care about the potential consequences, and may even find ways to justify their acts. Some of them even try to pass it off as criticism (usually the ones that make cringe compilations), when in reality they are not criticizing them, they are just harassing them.
- Because this act can sometimes go too far, some of the victims of cyberbullying even commit suicide.
- Being a racist, sexist and homophobic cyberbully can cause SJWs and the Politically Correct to stay longer.
- Due to the anonymity of the internet, many go unpunished for their actions (they can get banned from whatever site they are on, other than that many face no real consequences).
- They are mostly killing several social media sites such as YouTube, Tumblr and DeviantArt.