Bullying happens when someone scares or hurts another person on purpose, physically, mentally, or emotionally. Usually, this happens on a repeat basis - the victim being attacked over and over, an unable - or afraid - to defend themselves.
Bullying can include physical violence, spreading bad rumors, purposefully excluding another person from a group or activity, teasing in a mean or inappropriate way, or even gathering others to "gang up" on others.
Cyberbullying happens electronically. This can include some of the categories of normal bullying, but can also include posting nasty rumors, pictures, or messages about others on blogs, forums, or other websites, or using another's name to pose as them and spread rumors about them via the internet.
YOU can make a difference! If you see someone being bullied and do nothing about it, you are just as guilty as the bully themselves. Turning a blind eye to any kind of abuse is only enabling the abusers to continue harming others. Speak up! Stand up! The more people are willing to stand up for what they believe in, the less power the bullies will have to abuse and control others.
So, please, take a a stand against bullying, in your First and Second Life. Bullying is not something only felt by school-aged children, but by millions of people worldwide - of all ages, genders, races...it knows no limits.
Until now. WE can be that limit. ~December Dollinger
Zanzibar creationZ will be making a stand against bullying. Out in store now - FREE - is a female and male pink shirt with anti-bullying logo. Stand up for yourself, your family, friends, workmates and acquaintances. Bullying is not acceptable. It leaves many people emotional wrecks, depressed and in sever circumstances - injuries.
Speaking as a person who has been on the receiving end of bullying on more than one occasion, I urge you "Take a stand against bullying". Show your support by wearing pink on April 14th.