Cyberbullies & Trolls.

A member of the Tree House shared a link with us as she knew some of us had been having difficulties in the past and at present. This video left her speechless and it certainly stopped me in my tracks. I wanted to share with you, the very same video in the hope that you too, will appreciate Shane Koyczan’s work as a spoken poet.

This video also has captions (Yay!) making it accessible to deaf people.

Maya Angelou said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

I will never forget how people have made me feel over the past few years with their words, assumptions and insults. I have on occasion gone to the police who gave the other bully a warning, who as a result had me looking over my shoulder for quite a long time. That has now passed but new ones inevitably came along. One broke my heart terribly and subsequently others have broken my trust in people. Several openly bullied me online (I hope they are ashamed of themselves) while several tried behind closed doors then searching me out with fake profiles to continue their trail of bitterness.

Nowadays I do not know who I can trust but I do know my conscience is clear having done my best to do right by everyone whilst being true to myself except it is now time for me to stop being at the forefront of it all because people are once again minding what I do or say.

Dr Seuss’ quote “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind do not matter and those who matter, do not mind” is one of my all time favourites as one should never change for anyone else.

I contemplated giving up, simply because I had enough of all the ill feelings being inflicted upon and how people seemed to keep coming back for more. A friend once told me that I was a fighter not a quitter and I know once he reads this he will smile., knowing he is being remembered.

Apologies but you will not take another ounce of my strength, my positivity and my spirit which planted the seed of this wondrous Tree House. The dwellers from within will continue to nurture it regardless, helping it to bloom and grow with all its goodness while the bad apples left are outside, to rot.

A bad apple

A bad apple.

Thank you to all of those who have supported and kept me going lately. I know some of you will continue to do so, come what may. Love you all – so much. You are not getting rid of me just yet! 😛

Positivity rules! Onwards and upwards…..

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

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4 thoughts on “Cyberbullies & Trolls.

  1. So long as people understand what a troll is. People get called trolls simply for holding a different view to someone else and sticking to it. This is why e-mail forums vanished, because the deaf areas operated ‘closed shops’ and labelled anyone who didn’t hold their viewpoint a troll, there were wholesale bans and name calling on many forums for no other reason. The real enemies of freedom of speech are these ‘clique’s’ who use the mob mentality to suggest opposition viewpoints are just the work of trolls.

  2. Not to forget the fact that some people have one rule for themselves and another for others. Some people would not tolerate being personally attacked yet they will go and use their personal social space to publically (using another form of online abuse) attack a forum / persons or person. Doing this outside the safety perimeters of the FB Tree House group where bullying will not be tolerated will result in clarification and potentially action to protect the Tree House and its members.
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/a_to_c/communications_sent_via_social_media/
    http://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/news-and-events/blogs/dispute-resolution-law-blog/anti-social-media-how-the-law-can-tackle-online-abuse-and-harassment
    http://www.bullyonline.org/

  3. Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward
    to new updates.

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