Hello everyone, before I start I'd like to apologize for everything I have said to anyone today I meant none of it, this is all part of a social experiment I am doing.
My name is Eleanor Elgort and I'm here to talk about cyber bullies.
"Cyber bullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It's incredibly distressing and hurtful, not to mention hard to deal with.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with what I have been doing, or are just passing by this book. I made a troll account called @LoveMeHarry which made me look very bad and bitchy, I was also claiming to be Harry Styles girlfriend.
When I first started attacking people I was assuming everyone's initial thoughts would be "Troll", because let's face it with the awful writing and language I didn't think anyone would take me as a real person. But to my surprise, some did.
If you receive a "bully" message, never get more involved than you need to. The majority of you replied to the hurtful comment which only worsen the problem- what you say on the internet, STAYS there, no matter what you do; and anger, sadness, or any other emotion that can cause you to do this you'll regret. Keep yourself cool. It's okay to be upset, but responding to the bully just as they have responded to you, will fix nothing other than adding more fuel to the fire.
Most of you got your friends involved in it, which isn't such a smart idea. Why give the table more legs than it already has.
Being cyberbullyied can make you feel helpless, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and seek help. The most important thing to do is to talk to an adult you trust as soon as you realize there is a problem. This is what I wished most people did
I advise victims not to respond to “minor teasing or name calling” if they can avoid it. Sometimes bullies are encouraged by seeing a reaction.<--- Delilah Arendale realized this and you guys should listen to her, trolls or bullies want nothing but a reaction
I hoped that you would stop all communication with the @LoveMeHarry account when possible. Facebook and instant messenger providers allow you to delete other users so that they can no longer interact with you. If for some reason it’s not possible to block a cyber bully, you can always screen their calls and delete their messages without opening them.
Sadly, most of you did not do that. In fact the majority of you involved with the account only responded with hate.
Starting your own cyber bullying campaign against the bully will get you nowhere, especially if you end up breaking state laws or school rules. Forward bullying content or messages. If someone sends you a bullying message, forwarding it to a friend only expands the problem. You never know how far an email chain can go.
Believe the bully. Don’t let bullies destroy your self-esteem. No one deserves to be harassed. Cyberbullies’ cowardly and destructive actions are often more about their own problems than they are about you. When bullying gets you down, talk about it with someone you trust who can build you back up.
At the end of the day the most important thing I suggest is telling an adult, and in the @LoveMeHarry case if it's only a minor tease just ignore, and report.
I know not everyone will agree with what I have done, but that's alright I still hoped you learned something today. I have done this experiment on lots of social networks Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wattpad, onedirectionfanficnet, etc.
Movellas did a good job on defending there friends and fellow movellians, but not so great on solving the problem. When it comes to trolls all you got to do is ignore and report.
Once again I am truly sorry if I offended you, I didn't mean anything I said.