It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.
On Sunday night a 14-year-old girl became the subject of a WORLDWIDE trending topic after a lewd video was posted to the popular social networking website, Twitter.
I’ll refrain from identifying the girl or the trending topics because of her age (yes, if you watched the video it’s kiddie porn), but I’m appalled at how viciously people attacked this girl.
The video allegedly showed the teen girl performing a sex act on a 14-year-old boy – outside what appear to be school doors. While another boy sat beside them and watched and yet another boy filmed the ordeal. The girl did not seem to know that she was being filmed.
What angers me about this situation is the fact that ADULTS used Twitter to verbally attack a CHILD. Many of the comments I witnessed were implications that she should have “know better,” or “she got what she deserved.”
What about the young men who taped the girl…without her apparent consent?
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person.
It’s also the reason that we’ve seen so many youth suicides in the news lately.
The girl tried to capitalize on her fame in the beginning by creating an account and tweeting popular celebs, but eventually the ridicule took a toll on her.
She posted –
“Look who my role models are? @kimkardashian @nickiminaj @lilkim and Trina. i dont have anyone else to look up to.”
“Everyone thinks my mother & father is around you have no idea my life and no write to judge me” and “I never bragged or boasted about the video that was put on the internet so why am I a hoe?”
She then started talking about being depressed and suicide. Why didn’t the majority of the adults who participated in this unwarranted humuliaton of a young girl try to help her? Why weren’t the young men held responsible for their actions?
I’m hoping that this young lady will be able to get the help she need from counseling and an excellent mentor.
Let’s become more aware of the influence we have on these social networks and stand for something.
We’ve got to do better.
For more information on cyber bullying please visit Stop Cyber Bullying’s website