g under p wrote:While we do get that break from this forum maybe some of us can do some more research, study and find sources. Then come back with a new angle on all of this and we can start anewwith this crusade of internet cyberbullying.
Maybe said in some kind of jest but it may not be a bad idea as bullying is an important issue - just not relevant to the bill mentioned in the OP, though the thread seems to have completely digressed to bullying. Shame really because some very pertinent points were made before this free-fall!
I would say that cyber bullying and 'real life' bullying (whether in school, at the workplace, in care homes, domestically, etc.) could each warrant their own thread as they are two very different things tackled in two very different ways.
Yes - one needs to properly research what cyber/'real life' bullying is, how it happens, the impact (negative or positive), what is already in place to identify the bullying and to 'take care' of it (from the 'victim' dealing with it him/herself to prosecution). There are firmly established protocols for this (within the law, the workplace, the school, on the internet etc.) - debatable whether they are known, cared to be followed, etc. Certainly the school I worked in had very clear procedures empowering the person being bullied and his/her parents if needed. Start a thread that is rational and informed - no soapbox, no pathos, no histrionics (though somehow, I think that may be wishful thinking - unfortunately )
Again - a thought. Not really part of this 'debate' (which only has a few more hours of shelf life, hopefully).