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Trolling seems to be the new thing on Twitter and facebook there are several facebook pages dedicated to trolling and trolling alone but how far is too far?

Trolling is defined by “about.com” as “Named for the wicked troll creatures of Named for the wicked troll creatures of children’s tales, trolling is purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, or just simple bickering between others. Trolls themselves are emotionally-immature users who thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments, like blog sites, news sites, discussion forums, and game chat.purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, or just simple bickering between others. Trolls themselves are emotionally-immature users who thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments, like blog sites, news sites, discussion forums, and game chat.”

Cyber Bulling is defined by the Jamaica Gleaner in an article published on July 25, 2012 as: “Cyber bullying is when a child is tormented, harassed or embarrassed by another child through social media. This can have a negative impact, resulting in depression, anxiety, severe isolation and even suicide.”

so u can see how easily go from an innocent joke to bullying, yes bullying a lot of us are guilty of sharing pictures of and “retweeting” tweets that we don’t think are offensive because its funny but what about the individual in that picture or what about the person you are openly making fun of online? do we stop to think about how they feel?

In Jamaica we are a culture that makes fun of everything and everybody we are the first to laugh at you when you slip and fall before we help you up and our online presence is even worse we often dont think when we retweet or share we just do it because its funny and whats surprising is that I’m yet to see a group formed to stop cyber bullying or  trolling (maybe i should start one). its sad how we dont think about how our actions affect someone else. lets end cyber bullying.

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  • Darcy

    Really enjoyed this article. I am writing a paper on Trolling vs. Cyberbullying and am trying to find the right words to explain it to my professor who is much much older and really doesn’t understand the internet.