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I have loved coming onto this webpage. It is my sanity break, meal inspiration,gift ideas, my ” oh my god it has been raining for a week what to I do with her” saviour.

It is pretty rare I bother with the whole facebook thing – mainly when it is fire season for CFA updates.

Today I happened to see a MoM post on Facebook, where a Mum has asked about an Ipody thingy for her child. I started to read the answers, as I am not very up on modern technology, and thought I might get an idea as to whether it might be something I should look at for my child.

To say I was disgusted would be an understatement.

Some of the most awful, derogatory and rude comments were being posted at a rapid rate of knots.

I was ashamed to think I was a part of the community who were tormenting this poor person.

I thought we were a lovely group of Mums working together to help each other out, not a pack of schoolyard bullies.

In fact, some of the things being said took me straight back to memories of feeling terribly helpess and distressed at the hands of bullies, so I can only imagine what the poor mother who posted this innocent question is going through.

One comment from a member’s husband brought up a very valid point. Could you imagine the impact this could have on someone already depressed? We see in the news articles on people suiciding as the result of bullying.

How dreadful would it be if one of this community were to take such drastic action?

I am not going to leave this community, as I feel it has so much to offer, and I hope I have something to offer in return.

I would strongly hope if you are reading this, and if you were responsible for any of these terrible comments, you will feel ashamed at your actions and will moderate your behaviour in future.


Posted by katelt, 26th December 2013


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  • There is no point being nasty what so ever!

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  • Keyboard bullies are everywhere. FB is a great medium and I have been most impressed with it. Personally I use it to update friends and relatives of whatever may be happening in our lives. I have also made my fb account really private and secure. I had a friend who’s wife was dying of cancer and he did such a beautiful job of keeping everyone informed via FB about her condition. It saved them having to inform friends and family of her condition individually which would take a lot of time and may hurt some if they were not informed. Via FB, we found out how she was going, sent our messages and love which she could read in her own time, found out when whe was was too tired for visitors etc. Like everything, FB can be very helpful but it can also be very bad if people are affected by the cyber bullies. Report or just block those bullies; do not give them any of your time.

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  • Facebook is certainly no place to be if you’re at all sensitive, and it’s a shame. So many people feel they can say whatever they like because no one can hurt them. I doubt most of them would say it to a person’s face. I deleted my first Facebook account for that reason, it was depressing. I made another with limited friends I know in person, and others who share common interests that I’ll probably never meet. I don’t get swept up in any nastiness with people I know, and usually don’t visit opinionated pages/groups. I didn’t realise the MoM page was like that as I use this site for MoM stuff, not Facebook. Very disappointing.

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  • Wow, I don’t do the whole Facebook thing much either do this is news to me. I too am shocked to hear other MoMs were being so horrid! Wouldn’t you think MoMs would gave some kind of quality control on this sort of stuff and delete it?

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  • i like reading these stories

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  • Unfortunately some people only have negatives to offer. These comments are best ignored. I have had some nasty comments when I have posted something quite neutral and I just shake it off and don’t bother with them. People learn from constructive feedback; but not from negative ones! I don’t feed them; they do fade away!

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  • Sadly there are bullies all over ace book. I try to keep my comments neutral or positive but helpful. There is nothing worse than a bully attacking you.. I say ignore their comments as they don’t know what your life is really like.

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  • People think there an anonymous because it’s facebook…

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  • Karma will get these people. Kindness unfortunately is becoming a rare quality

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  • Unfortunately a lot of people seem to let their meanness thrive in an anonymous environment.

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  • faceless people hiding behind a computer screen.
    My question is if the person who asked such an innocent question was standing in front of you in the shops, would you really say the things that you would easily post on facebook or any other networking site?
    Most of those people who bother to answer honestly would say no. Why? Because it’s just plain rude.
    We hide ourselves behind the anonymity of the internet and some people decide that they can judge another person without consequences. It’s an open forum, freedom of speech and all that.
    What would they do if it was their child being cyber bullied? Their friend? Their parents?
    People need to stop and think BEFORE posting negative, nasty and hastily posted comments.

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  • Wow, I cant say i read that fb post but I am glad I didnt. I dont understand why people feel the need to be so horrible, its disgusting. Rest assured tht their are many people who are not so horrible in the world although sometimes it is hard to believe. I hope you and your family had an amazing Christmas xo

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