a reply to: CryHavoc
This is tragic that he didn't had anyone to trusted to go to, that could have helped resolve this. The one trying to extort drove him to suicide. For
what, 3500 bucks? For the victim there was much more on stake, destroying ones reputation is something I can sing a song about, from the receiving
It's all so dangerous today with the new decives, fast internet and high resolution cameras. Anyone can buy small cameras for a couple of bucks and
what stops some pervert schoolmates with access to ebay or amazon from buying a couple and hide them?
They all have smartphones now, if I were young today, I wouldn't trust anybody alone in my room for just 5 seconds.
We had the term "mobbing" but it's basically bullying from a whole group. It's hard when you're outcast for a physical trait and even today I still
pick it up sometimes. I am not searching for it but it's kind of obvious if you're talking with two persons and I mispronounce the S (lisp) because
it's really hard to keep a flow while trying to not mess up the S.
And they both exchange funny looks in front of my eyes, I pick that up. These situations happen, not that often lately because of missing interaction
but it's normal part of my life. And it's not nice but I just think "asshole" and smile. It's important not to let such things get under ones skin.
There are lot's of rude, juvenile idiots out there and anyone facing them, just give a ## about them. Don't empower them with a reaction, just give a
#. If it becomes violent, find help through parents, teachers, adults. It isn't as easy to do as reading it.
It should be being taught in school how teens should handle Cyber/Stalkers.
Isn't it? I graduated 2007 from Gymnasium and this was a topic when I was in 6th or 7th class (around 2002). I changed school and there a lot of kids
already had mobile phones. Just the SMS kind, no pictures though. In 10th class we had this topic again but more focused on instant messengers and the
first social platforms like myspace, studiVZ. Yearly reminders too but more casual like at the start of the years a "don't do that".