Adults Who Cyberbully

by BeeghleyTech on September 25, 2017

As a future educator, I am saddened to see so many of educator and other adult friends being cyberbullies on Facebook and other social media sites.  Call it what it is. We need to be setting the example for our students.  Like him or not President Trump was elected.  By constantly berating him, his wife and his 10-year-old son, you are nothing more than a cyberbully.

As educators, we should be setting an example for our students.  Students must face consequences for when they bully or cyberbully a fellow student.  Why is it ok for an adult to cyberbully another adult or a child?  How would you feel if people bullied you?  For example, what if a parent were to cyberbully the child of their kid’s teacher just because they do not like something about that teacher?  What if a coach did not like the parent and bullied the kid?  There is no difference just because he is the President.  Individuals should be able to post about an issue online but not be subjected to a barrage of insults and harassments from others about that opinion. This is cyberbullying, plain and simple and I have seen it all too often lately and it is getting out of hand.

It seems like people are using every “hot topic” as an excuse to attack others online.  From the President to Civil War monuments, you can’t go online without someone being harrassed by someone else about their opinion.  We, as educators, need to demonstrate that we can have honest discussions about a topic online regardless of our views.  If we fall to the level of name calling and attacking online, then we too are nothing more than schoolyard bullies.  So, please think before you post.


The Cyberbullying of Barron Trump

by geekygirl on January 22, 2017

I know most people today do not like the fact that Donald Trump was elected as 45th President of the United States. However, his 10-year-old son is being cyberbullied is unacceptable. A Saturday Night Live writer called him some nasty words on Twitter which I am not going to repeat out of respect for Barron. Another celebrity also posted photos of Barron on Instagram from the inauguration with captions bashing his father.  My youngest brother about the same age would have also been bored at a full day of formal events.

As someone who has been cyberbullied, this is not ok.  There is no need to attack a 10-year-old, innocent boy who has been put into this position because his father was elected President. He is going to do things that any kid would do and people, celebrities, and the media are bullying him for not doing it a certain way.  As educators (or future educators in my case), we are supposed to teach kids that bullying and cyberbullying are not acceptable, yet here we are allowing adults to cyberbully a child.

Something has to change!


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