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A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying | Pew Research Center
"59% of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, and a similar share says it's a major problem for people their age. At the same time, teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing this issue."
bullying  online  internet  harassment  teenager 
october 2018 by tsuomela
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame | Talk Video | TED.com
""Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way."
video  online  bullying  behavior  shame  fame  publicity  politics  scandal 
march 2015 by tsuomela
question of the day: How do we tame the excesses of fanboy culture? | MaryAnn Johanson's FlickFilosopher.com
Because, seriously, the fan-damentalism of some of these people is in serious need of major reform. I just don’t know how we go about making it happen. Do you?

How do we tame the excesses of fanboy culture?

These people appear to have no shame, so I doubt we can shame them into behaving better. So what do we do?
fandom  online  culture  bullying  trolling  behavior  psychology  empathy 
july 2012 by tsuomela
warm brown rice and grilled vegetables salad
"From those brief 25 hours, I received emails that said, “Don’t you know that processed food is killing Americans? How could you have posted a photo with Velveeta cheese?” or “What kind of a mother are you, leaving your child for another trip? Selfish bitch.” or “Sausage? Andouille sausage? You don’t think you’re fat enough already, you have to stuff more sausage in your mouth?” There were complaints about where I ate, how much I ate, how happy I was to be with the people I sat with, that I was bragging by listing the people with whom I had dinner. There were comments about my weight, comments about my parenting, comments about the way I spend money, comments about the farce of gluten-free, comments about my photographic skills, and comments about how often I posted on Twitter (for some, that answer was: too much). Nothing goes undiscussed as being disgusted in my online world."
online  behavior  troll  abuse  bullying  psychology 
september 2011 by tsuomela
How to tweet bile without alienating people. Or making 13-year-old girls cry | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian
"God knows I enjoy a helping of bile. But only when it's crafted with flair. One of the most disappointing things about the slew of online Rebecca Black abuse is the sheer poverty of language involved. If you are complaining about a banal pop song but can't muster a more inventive way to express yourself than typing "OMFG BITCH YOU SUCK", then you really ought to consider folding your laptop shut and sitting quietly in the corner until that fallow lifespan of yours eventually reaches its conclusion."
internet  behavior  bullying  crowds  groupthink  twitter  fads  memes 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Bullying, power & ideology
Quite simply, as Phil says, class matters.
However, this answer is missing from the pop talk of bullying. Instead of attributing bullying to inequalities in power, it’s blamed upon personal traits. This is exacerbated by what Frank Furedi called “therapy culture” - the tendency to regard increasing numbers of behaviours as the result of (perhaps mythic) personality disorders.
What we have here, then, is an example of how ideology** - the fundamental attribution error - distracts us from the realities of unequal power relationships.
This has a pernicious effect. It leads us to regard bullying not as an intrinsic aspect of class relationships, but rather as an accidental by-product which could be eliminated by better therapies or human resources policies. In this way, we fail to appreciate the true costs of hierarchies - that they contain inherent tendencies to being dehumanizing and demoralizing.
bullying  ideology  class 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Fascist America II: The Last Turnoff
Part 2 of a series by Sara on American right-wing fascism, with steps to resist.
fascism  right-wing  politics  town-hall  disruption  protests  activism  counterweight  resistance  bullying 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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