I find it funny when some refer to me or groups of atheists as "those atheist people" as if we're of a different breed of human. We are no less mortal than they for our lack of belief in something intangible, existing only because it was a solace that was one -needed-. If I wanted to take my argument further, or to go to an extreme, I would point out that us "atheist people" more wholeheartedly cherish our one, sole, life here on Earth, for we know that this is our only chance to make the most of the fantastic, tangible, thing that is life. I would never dare imply that we are more human than them, either, so for those of you who will see this and immediately think negatively, please keep that in mind. My parents broke from their religion because they could not stop themselves from wondering at the questions that always arose. They were baptized, however, so they'd technically travel to Heaven, whereas me and my sisters will not. Oh well. It's an inside joke now.
RianBennett RianBennett
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15 Responses Aug 19, 2014

Why are you trolling this girl?

Wow.

Ok

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What is cyberbullying, exactly?

"Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.

It isn't when adult are trying to lure children into offline meetings, that is called sexual exploitation or luring by a sexual predator. But sometimes when a minor starts a cyberbullying campaign it involves sexual predators who are intrigued by the sexual harassment or even ads posted by the cyberbullying offering up the victim for sex.

The methods used are limited only by the child's imagination and access to technology. And the cyberbully one moment may become the victim the next. The kids often change roles, going from victim to bully and back again.

Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyberbullying incident.

Cyberbullying is usually not a one time communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.

Cyberbullying may rise to the level of a misdemeanor cyberharassment charge, or if the child is young enough may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency. Most of the time the cyberbullying does not go that far, although parents often try and pursue criminal charges. It typically can result in a child losing their ISP or IM accounts as a terms of service violation. And in some cases, if hacking or password and identity theft is involved, can be a serious criminal matter under state and federal law.

When schools try and get involved by disciplining the student for cyberbullying actions that took place off-campus and outside of school hours, they are often sued for exceeding their authority and violating the student's free speech right. They also, often lose. Schools can be very effective brokers in working with the parents to stop and remedy cyberbullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyberethics and the law. If schools are creative, they can sometimes avoid the claim that their actions exceeded their legal authority for off-campus cyberbullying actions. We recommend that a provision is added to the school's acceptable use policy reserving the right to discipline the student for actions taken off-campus if they are intended to have an effect on a student or they adversely affect the safety and well-being of student while in school. This makes it a contractual, not a constitutional, issue.

This has no relevance

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This is amazinggod here. Is this what you all do is sit here and bash people on here because they called you out on something. Is that all you do is make fun of people's learning disability. You are telling me that I am forteen year old and three old acting like this, but you are making posts about me tehat is not right and you are making fun of me. You are making fun of my learning disability and that is not right. You are bullying me because I see you trying to humiliate me in here by posting about me and making me look bad. I would never say I hate gays. I would never bash anybody on here. The urls are put down about me and I didn't want to see them anymore. You people are truly cool, when you know I got kicked off here and you are trash talking me while I am seeing this all on here and that is true cruel to do someone. I am get banned.

candyia is just one more alias of amazinggod.

Rian, Olipha is an ant-atheist religious fanatic troll. This person has been running amuck for the last several days through the atheist threads, using over a dozen accounts. EP has not banned the IP despite numerous complaints.

I suppose it's at least partially my fault. This person was flying under the radar, had 200 plus Friends, and was doing the will of the Lord when I outed her (him?) by starting a thread about her spamming 20 atheist threads with the same cut and paste religious messages.

My story was taken down in a couple days, but it kind of lit her up. Sorry.

Oh, no need to apologize. If she wants to do exactly that which she outlines as cyber bullying, then whatever. Anyone who deals with her has more of a basis for filing a complaint against her than she does for us. She's targeting us atheists, as she says is a quality of this "bullying."

So.. You, Olipha, are commencing in cyber bullying then?
[1] I am not harassing people, I am not harassing in a repeated or hostile manner. What I have said, yes, was deliberate, yet was not harassment. I stayed within the confines of this Atheist page.. Thing. You and anyone else who are here do so on your own accord, and so have no proper, logical, or moral basis for being offended, or whatever you are, for that which I have said.
[2] I did not personally identify victims. I personally identified my issue as I have experienced and witnessed by unnamed aggressors. See, even though I am the one attacked, I strive to remain courteous and protect identities. I am not being humiliating in any form.
[3] I am a teenager who has not been cyberbullied, because I have not allowed myself to be subject to those who would look upon me as such a target.
[4] I will not and have not subjected people to suicide. In fact, I have prevented it countless times, I have sacrificed my own health and sleep to prevent it.

[1 b] I am not cyberstalking. Individually, or otherwise. Nor am I falsely accusing, defaming, or slandering anyone... Except those who I have seen with direct experience.
[2 b] There is no stalking whatsoever on my part
[3 b] I have no desire to control, intimidate, or influence anyone, victim or otherwise
[4 b] Again, I only refer to personal experience, not the whims of emotional accusations.

In conclusion, I have no idea what you are implying, or what your intentions are, by stating this information, but if you are insinuating that I am somehow cyber bullying a group when I merely refer to those i have experienced, and even those others know if in their experience, then I want to say that you, madam, are worse than me.

I have to say you people have better things do the just bash Christians here. You mocked me for saying when Christians turn away from Christ they act like Atheists. Then you bash Christian Atheism. Christian Atheism is Christian that loves God by denies Christianity. Then you say I bash gays. Get a life. Stop bashing people. You are so evil in here.

I am not bashing anyone. I am bringing to the forefront of people's minds the fact that there are those who deal with this sort of thing and that I have dealt with this. I am not referring to everyone, saying that everyone does this. I am saying that I have experienced this.

Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization.[1] It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten or harass.

Cyberstalking is often accompanied by realtime or offline stalking.[2] Both are criminal offenses.[3] Both are motivated by a desire to control, intimidate or influence a victim.[4] A stalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. He may be anonymous and solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target.

Cyberstalking is a criminal offense under various state anti-stalking, slander, and harassment laws. A conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.

It's funny how people see others pain and how we treat others poorly and still think that they are right.

Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.[1] According to U.S. Legal Definitions, Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.[2]

With the increase in use of these technologies, cyberbullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers.[3] Awareness has also risen, due in part to high-profile cases like the suicide of Tyler Clementi.[4]

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Once needed.