HOR­RI­BLE WORDS HURT SO MUCH

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

IS there any­thing worse than in­ter­net trolls? I had never ex­pe­ri­enced be­ing “trolled” on the in­ter­net be­fore un­til last week, and I then ex­pe­ri­enced one of the worst feel­ings I ever have. After hav­ing some­one write a re­ally lovely post about me on Face­book, I had some peo­ple (some I had never even met) com­ment on the post with some very hor­ri­ble words to say about me. I had never ex­pe­ri­enced this type of bul­ly­ing and it hurt so much. So I can’t even imag­ine what teenagers go through ev­ery day when their school bul­lies can also ac­cess them at home through so­cial me­dia. Par­ents, please don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the im­pact cy­ber bul­ly­ing can have your chil­dren. I am a grown adult and I hurt beyond words. If you think your child is be­ing bul­lied on­line, you can get help from au.rea­chout.com.

Su­sanne Reilly - Re­porter

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