Online Behaviour

Dear World

What is our Online Behaviour?

How are we behaving Online?

Have we become good at giving abuse online?
Have we become victims of online behaviour?

How much effort do we put into our online behaviour?
How much abuse are we getting away with these days?

Do we become something we know we are not, when it comes to our online behaviour?

Do we Regret what we do online?
Do we Blame others but never take responsibility for our own contribution to online behaviour?

Do we give ourselves the licence to abuse others with intent because we know we can Get Away with It?

Do we behave online for one purpose – to get what we want?

Do we use our online behaviour because we seek revenge as someone did something to us and this is pay back?

Do we have online behaviour that is full of hate towards others and we tell ourselves we are entitled to ruin their lives?

Do we use our online behaviour to hide the fact that we are deeply hurt and just need an outlet to vent our anger?

Do we ever admit that our online behaviour is Not Consistent with how we present ourselves in everyday life?

Do we lead a Double Life as our online behaviour is nothing like our behaviour in real life, which is offline?

Do we have online behaviour full of Vices and Secrets as we know it is difficult to trace it back to us as individuals?

Do we use our online behaviour to fill the emptiness – the void we feel inside us every single day?

Do we worry about our kids’ online behaviour, when we see them turn into ugly characters that do not represent what we know them to be?

Do we see our teenagers sucked into the screen and caught up in online behaviour that is totally opposite to how they naturally are?

Do we as adults like to think we are Smart and savvy with our online behaviour but we know we are not, as we keep getting exposed?

Do we like the “no real rules and regulations” that police our online behaviour because it gives us the licence to Get Away with whatever we want to do?

Do we avoid the words Responsibility and Accountability when it comes to our everyday online behaviour?

WHY have we as a world not yet united to police online behaviour and put an end to all forms of abuse?

WHY is this virtual world operating with a dark net under world where online behaviour goes to another level of abuse?

What is the actual online behaviour of those that subscribe and are aligned to the dark net under world?

WHY do we have no transparency across the world when it comes to online behaviour?

In other words, we can go under fake names or even call ourselves anonymous, while we stalk or abuse another “Because We Can”.

WHY do so many of us have “Hiding” as our online behaviour, as it gives us the false feeling of safety behind a screen?

WHY are so many of us enjoying the comfort of not meeting up face to face and choosing online chits chats with strangers?

WHY do some of us reckon our online behaviour is bold but in Truth, we are lacking the confidence in Real life every day?

WHY have so many of us completely dismissed our common sense, when it comes to our online behaviour?

WHY do we ignore the moral compass we have inside us that just knows what is Truth and what is not?

WHY have we used our undealt with hurts to attack others online, because we feel it is our right to hurt others back?

WHY do we feel good in a given moment when we abuse in all sorts of ways online, even though it is way out of character?

WHY have some of us got such bad online behaviour that we dread waking up in case we get exposed?

WHY do we live with sleepless nights and high states of anxiety because of our online behaviour?

WHY do we have such self-fury when we see others making sensible choices with their online behaviour consistently?

Dear World

Have we ever considered that every Email we send and every message we post on Social Media, speaks volumes about our online behaviour?

What if our Online and Offline behaviour are ALL one and the same if we are to be Absolutely Honest?

Do we really and truly want to take Responsibility for ALL our Online Behaviour or do we like the wayward movements we make, as we see it as a game we can have fun with, even if it means harming others with a deliberate intent?

Next –

WHY are those that do take full Responsibility for their online and offline behaviour being targeted by trolls and are at the receiving end of cyber bullying?

WHY are those in authority that can do something to Change the whole direction of our online behaviour on the back foot?

WHY are the masses including teenagers increasingly making ill movements online that harm others beyond words?

WHY have we got to this point with our online behaviour and how did it happen?

Before we jump on the Blame game wagon, it would be wise to take a dose of Absolute Honesty and reflect on our own individual online contribution every day.

Or we can continue as we do because we can, conveniently forgetting that the Law of Correction is coming and we will have to balance our ledger book.

In other words, our Online Behaviour will be corrected one day and we may not like it.

How else do we learn that we do not have the right and we are not entitled to behave in ways that harm another, regardless of what has happened to us?





Comments 1

  1. The Guardian – 15 September 2023

    Study reveals shocking impact of online abuse on girls.

    Happiness among girls and young women in UK at lowest since 2009 as 37% report being sent upsetting content.

    The charity Childline is contacted 84 times a day, on average, by children and young people in distress. Many of the issues highlighted in the report by Girlguiding this week, especially those around online abuse, ring true with them.

    They said: “The number of contacts that we’re getting with regards to online sexual harassment, online sex work, exploitation, even online bullying is increasing. It’s something that is really kind of plaguing young girls at the moment.”

    According to Girlguiding, 37% of girls and young women aged 11-21 have been sent upsetting photos or content by people they know, up from 17% 10 years ago.

    For the parents and teachers, it is a snapshot of the online world that their daughters and pupils are having to deal with.

    A 21-year-old student from Southampton said: “You can’t tell girls not to be on social media, because that’s not the society we live in anymore. You can’t turn it off. If you’re on your phone, you’ll see it.”

    60% of 11-21-year-olds who responded to the Girlguiding survey said they worried about the negative impact that being online had on their mental health.

    The biggest ever UK survey into online violence against women was led by a law professor at the Open University.

    The study, conducted online by YouGov in February, heard from 4,000 women and girls.

    Eight in ten said that experiencing online violence – which includes abusive messages, intimate photos being shared without their consent, trolling and threats – had affected them negatively.

    For many women, being attacked online leads to them losing confidence, and withdrawing from posting or getting involved in debates. Instead, they become more passive consumers: 37% of women aged 16-24 said online violence had left them feeling less able to express themselves online.

    The study’s professor worries that this could lead to women’s voices being silenced in wider society and damage their job prospects.

    The rise of misogynistic influencers has increased pressure on parents and teachers to educate boys in how to respect girls and women.

    Nevertheless, the Girlguiding study suggests many girls and young women are feeling intense pressure to live up to the “perfected”, heteronormative visions of beauty they see across social media.

    One of the staff members at the Girlguiding headquarters in central London leads a Brownies group for seven-to ten-year-olds. She says many of them are being affected by the same pressures as teenagers.

    She said: “68% of girls in this survey said they want to lose weight. They want to lose weight because they’ve seen it online, and it’s completely unrealistic. Body ideals are changing all the time.”

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