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I actually think schools are the problem. They let people say all kinds of messed up stuff without punishment, but if someone beats them up to stop them from spreading lies, or ruining their friendships, then the person that got physical gets punished and the person causing all the BS gets to keep saying stuff.
There needs to be equal punishment for the people that say messed up stuff. It has been teaching people for many years that it is okay to say whatever they want about others and mess over them.
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back in the day you either caught the gossip red handed, or you knew someone who ratted out the gossip. now a days social media allows an anonymity that is dangerous. when there is zero risk of being punished for bullying, people tend to be way meaner. in addition it allows more people to congregate and maintain a mob group mentality. it is easier to cc 50 friends or include in a group message. back in the day you literally had to go to each friend and say it...
finally, social media leaves bullying up in ink forever. back in the day a phone call or a note easily got lost or dissapeared. on line it gets sent from person to person in a second. and it is somewhere in some cloud... forever.
I think one the reasons that some people are mean and nastier on the Internet has to do with the fact they are behind a screen. It's like a detachment from any immediate consequences. Like if you said something to someone real life that was upsetting or hurtful then you have an immediate reaction. So I think that's why most people usually restrain themselves and tend to think more when in personal contact with others, whereas online that it is kinda taken away and it gives some people the impression that they can say what they want and insult and hurt whoever they want.