Okay. So I'm taking a break in my normal drawings to take up something I've had on my mind for a long time now. First of all, I feel that this didn't came out quite as I wanted to but hopefully you all get where I'm going.
I read something a while ago, it was in a forum for LGBT-people. A place where I expected people to be caring and open. I still read things from there but I never write there myself. Anyway, someone wrote "Cyberbullying doesn't exist. You can just turn off the screen and it stops. Stop whining.". First of all, you guys can't lie. In todays society internet is a huge thing. Imagine not being able to be online because each time you sat in front of your computer or checked your phone you'd see comments about how stupid you are, how ugly you are and how much you should die. The comments are there to remind you over and over again until you remove them (if you're at a site where you can remove them, it's not available at all sites). In this LGBT-community that I mentioned earlier I see people often writing that people who gets upsets about things written to them online are just overly sensitive and should get over themselves.
So, there's a lot of people on this earth. Some can take tons of comments and still doesn't give a shit about it. Some hear one comment and can't let go of it. None of these types are "worse" than the other, it's just a natural thing that depends on how the person is and events in that persons life. Just because you don't care what people think doesn't mean that you can look down on people that do care.
It upsets me that some people are trying to make it look like cyberbullying doesn't exist. It upsets me that some people are justifying their bullying by saying "Oh but she can just ignore it and turn of the screen. It's her fault for listening to what I write because she doesn't have to.". It upsets me that people say that those who use the block function are cowards.
No one should have to be a victim of either cyberbullying or real life bullying. Just because someone says that you don't have the right to feel bad about being treated like crap doesn't mean that the person who said that was right. You have all the right to reach out for help when you feel that you're being treated badly. You have all the right to use the block function on websites. You are the only one who knows what you feel like.
I just felt that I really needed to get this out. You know that LGBT-community I mentioned earlier, well, I wrote a message there when I had been a member for a week and saw everything that was going on. I basically wrote that just because someone writes something that you find stupid, silly or whatever, doesn't mean that you have to pick on that person. If someone wanted to post a picture of her dog or someone wanted to post a picture of himself, let them do that even if you don't like the pictures. It didn't take long before people were picking on me for writing that. The interesting part is that most of the people that decided to pick on me wrote a comment to that message public. While most people that agreed with me wrote to me in private to say that they agreed and were afraid to write there because of people being so mean.
Anyway. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to this subject. The previous part was supposed to just be a short message in between but yeah... x'D The important part is that I wanted to reach out to people who are victims of any sort of bullying. Do not hesitate to reach out for help and if you ever need to get something of your chest I can always listen (or I guess it would be reading technically). I'm not that good at anything that has to do with being social (yep, that goes both online and in real life, even though it's worse in real life), some people might notice it on my comments or such. I'm probably not going to be able to give any advices. But I am a good listener, have a pretty open mind and unfortunately I know exactly what it's like to be bullied.
With this out I just want to wish you all a good day and please take care of each others.