Let's see how a serious topic is handled in PL. It's been all over the media outlets lately about bullying in schools, on the Internet, and in day-to-day situations. People have been so tortured that they feel the only escape is to take their lives.
Have you or someone you've known ever suffered from abuse, whether it be physical or emotional/mental? Was the damage able to be overcome?
Is there a way to put an end to this that is effective?
Any other comments on the topic are welcome.
There is not a person that I know that hasn't been bullied or harassed in some form or fashion in their life. It is not a new phenomenon. It's just that the existence of the internet has made the bullying more extreme and intrusive.
You can't end bullying, there are always going to be shitty kids with shitty parents that don't teach their kids about how to treat other people. I would stick to the tried and true method of not giving a fuck. Bullies only harass people to get a rise out of them, don't give them that rise and it goes away. It's a skill that will be very useful later in life too.