‘Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around’.
RIP Caroline Flack
An online petition calling for a review into the media after Flack’s death, is urging for new legislation dubbed “Caroline’s Law” to be implemented.
735,517 of 800,000 signatures
RIP Princess Diana… Well Done Meghan Walked Alive Away, Would Not Play Their Game!
The prevalence of bullying is hard to ignore.It s a grey area in the law and one that needs immediate attention. How sad it is that a 40 year old woman Caroline Flack took her own life after being haunted and abused online and by newspapers. This has gone too far, laws need to be changed. Too many people and school kids are committing suicide over nasty throlls acting as keyboard warriors. These people hide behind computers and insult and be little people. They say things they would never say face to face with that person. They are cowards.
This in the same year that Prince Harry and Meghan left the UK and took Archie to live in Canada. Again they had no privacy and false and racist stories were printed online and in print. Haunted by the murder of his mother Princess Diana by the media, Harry refused to be bullied by the press and walked away. That is appalling a prince forced to flee his land to protect his wife and child!!! Shame on The UK for not having strict privacy laws on false stories, online harassment and cyber bullying. We need changes in our laws This should be considered a serious crime punishable by : a fine, banning from all social media or jail. Words hurt too and can destroy a human being.
Bullies thrive on immediate power. They zero in on others who are vulnerable and who they feel are unlikely to retaliate, confront, or report them. These victims tend to be non-confrontational, passive, submissive, meek, or quiet. They might be on the fringes of or excluded from workplace cliques.Bullies might feel that their targets’ skilled competence throws a glaring spotlight on their own inadequacies, compelling them to bring the individual down a notch, perhaps even by sabotaging their work or spreading lies. Bullies want to elevate their own status within the world by pushing others down.The bully might act out of resentment and frustration. Responding assertively might not elicit an immediate response, but it might at least startle the bully and provide some food for thought. It could potentially ease the situation over time.
Bullies often have poor coping skills and tackle their insecurities by manipulating others to raise their own perceived self-importance.
“When will people understand that verbal abuse is just as serious as physical abuse? How many precious lives will it take to put an end to the hurt caused by cyber abuse?” “Sitting behind a computer gives people a sense of anonymity, but everyone needs to realize that words—even the ones they write online—have a strong power to hurt people.”
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. It’s a huge problem in the UK and Ireland and can have a catastrophic impact on victims.
Social media is unique because it creates a dynamic, time-sensitive record of bullying interactions as well as providing a context for discussions of bullying events that may have taken place earlier online or offline. Don’t suffer in silence, name and shame and call on your friends to speak the truth. A problem shared is a problem halfed. It is ok to say this is offensive and not true. Put the facts on public record. The ability to discuss bullying events on social media can enhance social support and help individuals cope.
Try your best not to be emotional. People who bully take pleasure in emotionally manipulating their victims. I want you to think about how you currently react to difficult people and those challenging situations. Now think about how you would like to feel, think and respond to future situations. Responding is different to reacting. When you respond you have preparedin advance the outcome in your mind. Begin with the end in mind. What is your end in mind? What outcomes would you like to see? Stand up for yourself, if you are being bullied then you should tell the person who is bullying you that their behaviour is unreasonable and inappropriate and you want it to stop. It’s all a dominance game. Keep your confidence in tact and don’t blame yourself. Acknowledge that this is not about you; it’s about the person who is doing the bullying.
Evaluate the situation objectively to see if the situation is bullying. Report it to Twitter, Facebook or their email provider. Research the rules on media bullying or newspaper printing. The have rules and you have rights. If it is serious threat or harassment report to the police. Talk to someone you trust. Don’t tolerate it. Get on with your life and get good exercise and food and 8 hours sleep a night. If you have to leave the social media forum and sue the newspaper or magazine.
Interesting Related Articles Online:
1. Meghan Markle is Getting Bullied, Why Aren’t Royal Women Defending Her? By The World News Daily
2. Princes William, Harry deny ‘offensive’ report that bullying led to Meghan and Harry’s drastic decision by Fox News
3. Meghan Markle on the Effect Tabloid Bullying Had on Her as a New Mom: I’m ‘Not Really Okay’ By Elle (Online)
4. The Bullying of Meghan Markle Continues a Long Tradition for Royal Wives By
5. Meghan Markle shares strong anti-bullying message weeks after slamming press scrutiny by Extra.ie
6. Caroline Flack, ‘Love Island,’ and the industry of outrage surrounding the star’s death.
She won a public vote to claim victory in “Strictly Come Dancing,” one of Britain’s most popular shows, and then helmed another breakout hit — “Love Island” — whose success relies heavily on its omnipresence on social media and on the homepages of tabloid news sites.
But that same environment ensured the lows of Flack’s career were as loudly amplified as the highs. Flack attracted criticism for dating a 17-year-old Harry Styles while she was 31. Years later, the details of the alleged assault in December on her partner, Lewis Burton, have been combed over online on an almost daily basis.
7. ‘It chokes me’: Russell Brand compares Caroline Flack to Amy Winehouse by Hannah J Davies
Russell Brand goes on to condemn the “salacious, foaming, incessant poking, trolling judgment that chased her to the grave”, evoking Amy Winehouse and Jade Goody while also recognising the complex relationships between social media, the press and the public, and the need for human kindness to prevail. (“Our best hope is to build relationships and communities based on kindness, forgiveness and compassion, not easy values to maintain given the complexity within us and without us but Caroline’s death shows us that the alternative is just too sad to bear.”)