My eyes were opened to this extremely wonderful post by Zoella, which you can find on her blog at http://www.zoella.co.uk.
So Zoe’s post was about internet hate. It’s something that has been going around for a long time, particularly since YouTube came out. And it’s getting worse. Stalkers, *ahem* perverts, and all of these terrible people out to get innocent people like you and me are getting stronger. Why? Because we’re not doing anything. Most of us, and I admit I’ve done it too, just stand around scoffing at the mean people, telling them to be quiet or just ignoring them if we’re the victims. It’s time we put a stop to this. That phrase Haters gonna Hate doesn’t help either. It’s just telling you to be yourself (which is good), but it is also teaching people that what they put out there and people’s responses to it doesn’t matter. Well, it does matter.
Here’s a scenario you should imagine.
Person 1: *Creates video and posts a cute video of cat*
Person 2: *Creates video of themselves in tighty whities and no shirt*
Person 1: *Looks at that video and sees comments* (NASTY comments, mind you)
Person 2: *Is stalked on the internet*
Person 1:* Stands around, hiding themselves from the stalker and haters*
Person 2: *Keeps getting bullied*
Person 3: *Sees video, reports it and the comments*
Person 1: *Keeps standing around*
Person 2: *Realizes what they’ve done*
Person 3: *Keeps on reporting and taking action*
So who will you be? Person 1, Person 2, or Person 3? A bystander, a violator and victim, or an action taker? I should hope you say Person 3. Stop standing around. Stop hating. Stop putting stuff on the net that you shouldn’t. Be the one person who stands up, reports, and supports what’s right. Do the right thing. Just try it, just once. And this goes for real life too. If you’re being bullied in SSO, take a picture and send it to the team. You may not get a response, but that person will be punished. If you see someone else being bullied, stalked, or anything else, report it and take action. Remember Person 3.
Please reblog this so we can spread the word.