One thing amongst so very many that has troubled me the most regarding my cyber harasser, is the example people – adults in age – like her set for our children. On my books page, I said,
“An adult behaving this horrifically sets a very bad example to our youth.”
I firmly believe that children learn by example, which is why I feel this way.
Technically, adult harassers are not labeled bullies. The phrase bullies is used to describe children and teens who engage in this destructive behavior. However, the adult who harasses this way certainly seems to have the mindset of a child too immature to know better, so is it not difficult to make a blanket statement that a bully does not define an adult? I don’t know…but it seems that way to me.
Today, I found validation for my belief on a site called Spam Laws. They have a write up titled, “Types of Cyber Crime” in which they state:
Obscene or Offensive Content
The contents of some of the websites and other electronic communications over the net can be really distasteful, obscene or offensive for a variety of reasons. In many countries such communications are considered illegal. It can be very troubling if your children are exposed to adult content.
My harassers forum is filled with the most revolting, ugly, troubling material the human mind can come up with – yet it’s available for any child to view. Including the ones I love so dearly.
How does any person explain to an impressionable child that they most certainly are not a “whore” or a “felon” or a “slut” etc. etc.? How does one ever get that out of their minds once they’ve seen it? How does an adult stop the taunting they receive from other children when they’ve seen it?
The ripple effect goes on and on… No one should have the right to do this to another human being’s life. They are altering the lives of others forever in ways the person themselves would never have chosen.
On a side note, I’ve also noted it is most often those who do not believe in God, who think they can play this type of god with the lives of others. What’s up with that?
When seeds are planted, they sow.