Nasty world of the big wide web

I have been working online in forums and Social Media for 3 - 4 years now, but it still never ceases to amaze me how nasty and spiteful people can be.

Did their mother not teach them if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything! 

Why do people feel they are entitled to some super power because they are hiding behind a computer screen and have the right to say anything and not care how it hurts other people?

If you don't have the same opinion as someone else. then you must be uneducated.

If you aren't the perfect size, or live in a perfect world, then you must be a stupid idiot.

If you are a new mum (or mum-to-be) and feel parenthood has a bad wrap, then you are a twit and are in for a rude shock.  Apparently!

I believe if you wouldn't say it at the dinner time, then why the hell do you feel you have a right to say it online? Seriously!  Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a screen being a troll.

Have you ever encountered the online trolls? How can we call them out once and for all?


Unknown said…
I don't think we can get rid of them once and for all, they are the bullies of the internet and like bullies, once one is dealt with, it only leaves space for someone else to step up and take their place. You are right, their Mothers did not teach them. I have blocked people on Twitter and moderated comments on my blog, but at the end of the day, I, like you, just don't get it. People become hostile, aggressive and personal should you dare hold a different view. I thought variety was the spice of life? Sandra