Bullies are nothing new in this world. They’ve been around harassing people for years. The main reason that people bully is lack of self esteem. There’s something very wrong inside of them, so they pick on others in a variety of ways. In any way that makes them feel good and feel good about themselves.
One of the types of bullies that surprises me the most, although it shouldn’t, is cyber bullies. Yes, they’ve been around for years now too. These are the people that hide behind their computer screen and harass people by being totally anonymous because they’re afraid of getting their butts kicked in real life. No, they can’t walk up to people in person and say things to their face because they know they’d get their faces bashed in. Therefore, they get on the computer and harass people and snoop around getting into people’s business.
I’ve recently been a victim of one of these types of bullies. I posted some Disney games to share with people. These are family games. Something I make in hopes of bringing family game night back. It’s all about the kids….and nothing else. I don’t make a thing from these games. However, upon sharing these games, it was brought to my attention that it might be breaking copyright of Disney to make and share them. I checked with people that have been making games much longer than I have and how use the graphics themselves. Then I searched the internet for not only the usual sites that I use to get the graphics, but other sites that use Disney graphics. There’s so many sites out there that it’s not even funny. I couldn’t even begin to count them. These aren’t just new sites that pop-up either. I’m talking sites that have existed for years.
My whole theory is that if it’s so illegal to use these graphics, Disney would go after those sites. Not just some peon like me that only has 3, yes THREE, games posted. I never claimed the graphics, nor do I want to. They’re something that kids of all ages love through the years. They’re images that kids can relate to and it makes them feel good. I’ve always made it clear that no profit is made for the items I create and that they’re for educational and personal use only. However, some internet snoop and bully decided to take aim at me.
They took it upon themselves to threaten me in a comment that I’d be reported if I didn’t remove my games. No, they don’t say it’s them that will report me. It’s pretty clear that they will though, otherwise the comment wouldn’t even be made. There’s just no need to say it unless they have some sort of evil plan. And yes, it’s an evil plan. They probably don’t even know me….in fact since they’re in OR, I’m positive that they don’t. Yet they’re going to act like internet police and report me for my family games. Little do they know that they’re not really internet police. They’re nothing more than cyber bullies. They could go about and mind their own business, but they choose not to. They want to threaten and make things hard for a person that they don’t even know. Why?? Who knows!! Maybe they were bullied themselves. Maybe they’re just plain mean. Whatever the reason, a bully is a bully, no matter how or why.
For that, I’ve created a special award for this person. Whoever CGG (who will from now on be refered to as “the bully”) is and why they choose to hide behind their computer and bother people that they don’t know and interfere in things that aren’t their business, is beside the point. They have earned my newest award….the “CYBER BULLY AWARD”. With that said, I present CGG with this….
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. They come from all walks of life. Maybe one day in some dream world we won’t have bullies of any type. I didn’t create this award out of anger, resentment or anything like what caused this bully to leave the comment and threat to report me. I created to let them know that one day, they’ll get what they have coming to them. I’m not the judge or the jury. But they will meet the judge and jury one day and have to answer for things that they’ve done. There’s nothing extreme or nasty about the comment they left, but it was NOT necessary. I truly believe I wasn’t hurting anyone and if I was, I’ll find that out when I meet the same judge and jury that the bully will. I removed my games not because this bully forced me to, but because my blog means alot to me. It’s my contact with family, friends, and my way of sharing my life experiences with others. It’s also one of my outlets for sharing the things that I create. The bully can be proud of what they’ve done, but they should note that they’ve in NO way, shape, or form won. I’ll prevail as I always do and in some way probably better than before!! So bully, pat yourself on the back if you choose, but you haven’t really accomplished anything except looking bad in many eyes. You can live with and deal with what you’ve done and I’ll just move on, so enjoy your award. You earned it!!
Have you, my readers, ever experienced a cyber bully?? How did you handle it?? Should you ever experience a cyber bully in the future (or even one from the past) and you’d like to present this “Cyber Bully Award” to them, please leave me a comment and I’ll share my award/code with you.