It is several weeks since I last posted anything on this blog. Nothing new has happened – just the same old misery – and to be honest , I’m tired of moaning……I only have one excuse and that is that if I did not moan I would go mad or perhaps I might have killed myself by now. Nothing has changed. The bullies are still running the show. The great and the good are looking the other way.
I wonder from time to time why I even bother to continue with this blog……but I don’t wonder for long. The simple fact is that this is a chronicle of bullying…It is a story that needs to be told and I am the only one to tell it. There are no other blogs like this on the web – this is the only blog that deals with the bullying of old people…
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Do you remember being told “sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you” as a kid? Well, I’ll be the first one to admit that that phrase is complete and utter bullshit. Of course words hurt! Sometimes they can inflict more damage than sticks and stones ever could. Worst of all, they leave scars that others will never be able to see.
As may or may not know, cyber bullying has become a huge issue within the last couple of years. It’s become so huge that people are being criminally charged with the offense (check out http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/05/05/the-takeaway-from-the-phoebe-prince-case-speak-up/ for more on that).
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43 percent of teenagers have been the victim of cyber bullying. Over 50 percent felt anger regarding the bullying while 33 percent felt hurt. 15 percent felt fearful. What is being done to make children and young…
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