This post is less for the kids than it is for the adults. I keep getting people emailing me about how to handle internet trolls. People who are rude and …
If someone is behaving badly, you don’t have to join them. Hate is a very difficult emotion to feel and it’s a very difficult emotion to carry. If you want to be happy in life, and I hope you do, learn how to deal with difficult people, with love, joy and compassion. It will drive the haters mad.
When someone is behaving in a way we don’t like, we can choose our response. The way to get a bully to stop is to stop rewarding them. And we do that, through compassionate non-compliance. And I realize that is a big word. It just means, nicely … don’t give them what they want.
You should not be afraid of this. Cyberbullying is actually easier to deal with than in person bullying. Here’s why.