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Online bullying & trolling.

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GoldenVision

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A bit about me first, I've suffered from depression, anxiety and confidence issues for most of my life but I need to vent about one particular experience with trolls that hit me for six.
Normally when it comes to trolls online I don't let it affect me too much (despite my issues) but recently I experienced harassment that was so personal and vicious that its left me feeling really down. One person in particular just wouldn't leave me alone and once they started others joined in.
I don't know what's wrong with people, it's almost made me lose faith in humanity. There just seems to be so many cruel people in the world.
I don't know how you guys deal with this. I know people say the best thing to do is to ignore them but it's difficult when the attacks are so personal or people say things about you that just aren't true.
Like I said I just need to get this off my chest because I'm really depressed right now.
 
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If it's online, these others' could all be one person. You may be able to take this to the authorities... are you able to share what happened :hug:
 
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Really sorry your feeling low. Particularly because of some *** online. I don't really use social media so have no experience of trolling but the internet does seem to bring out the worst in some people. Just to reassure you that nice people are the majority. Most people are not horrible and mean.
 
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the internet does seem to bring out the worst in some people. Just to reassure you that nice people are the majority. Most people are not horrible and mean.
Thats right. While it’s unfortunate to go through negative experiences with people, the majority of people are good natured.
Don’t let this experience cloud your judgement of others and you’ll be ok.
 
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Please if you see trolls or are bullied, please always report to the sites mods/admins.
I'm sorry this happened to you, we try to keep this site as safe as is possible.
 
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GoldenVision

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Thats right. While it’s unfortunate to go through negative experiences with people, the majority of people are good natured.
Don’t let this experience cloud your judgement of others and you’ll be ok.
I guess when you have really bad experiences it can cloud your judgement and the Internet can be a very malicious place. As Sorry state said the Internet seems to bring out the worst in people.
 
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Please if you see trolls or are bullied, please always report to the sites mods/admins.
I'm sorry this happened to you, we try to keep this site as safe as is possible.
That's part of the reason I came here. Apart from venting my frustrations I wanted to find a forum without trolls or people starting fights. That's actually not easy to find. 😐
 
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SORRY YOU HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE
sorry caps lock was on

whenever I have had a problem here it has been dealt with quickly xxxx
 
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Trolls have serious issues and feel that because they hide behind a keyboard and pass on their insecurities on to you.

If ever you get trolled although painfull be strong in the realisation that this person has to resort to something so low in order to feed his/her ego.

They are sad insecure individuals that feed on your distress. Don't feed them. Don't reply and don't acknowledge them. Report any incidences to the staff and if you have been threatened in anyway report the matter to the police. But do not respond to the troll.

I hate bullies. They ruin peoples lives.

Remember don't feed their emotions. Starve them
 
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I had this happen to me around last year. A group of people were talking about me online, which made me delete all my social media accounts because I was so afraid of being followed and harassed. I guess ignoring is one thing you can do, but for me it was just leaving completely since it was only making my paranoia worse. I'm sorry you had to deal with this.
 
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really depends dude on the platform lets say you are on facebook at people at school online are giving you shit online that feels infinitely worse imo but lets say you are on youtube or instagram, twitter, twitch its much different you either have to accept people are just shitty it means nothing is wrong with you they are dealing with some deep seeded stuff to troll my only advice is mute them or set account to private or build a thicker skin i know its not nice to hear but you have to
 
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GoldenVision

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Trolls have serious issues and feel that because they hide behind a keyboard and pass on their insecurities on to you.

If ever you get trolled although painfull be strong in the realisation that this person has to resort to something so low in order to feed his/her ego.

They are sad insecure individuals that feed on your distress. Don't feed them. Don't reply and don't acknowledge them. Report any incidences to the staff and if you have been threatened in anyway report the matter to the police. But do not respond to the troll.

I hate bullies. They ruin peoples lives.

Remember don't feed their emotions. Starve them
I'm learning that ignoring them is the best way. Even reasoning with them doesn't work. They want a reaction from you and once you do they get worse.
 
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I had this happen to me around last year. A group of people were talking about me online, which made me delete all my social media accounts because I was so afraid of being followed and harassed. I guess ignoring is one thing you can do, but for me it was just leaving completely since it was only making my paranoia worse. I'm sorry you had to deal with this.
Thank you. I'm sorry for you too. It should never get to the stage where your only option is delete all your accounts. I hope at least you've put this behind you. 😊
 
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