Technology might change the way we communicate, perhaps for the worse, but it doesn't mean it's going away, and neither will Internet bully talk. You might have trouble believing this, but I myself was a "victim" of this "cyberbullying." I may have had Geocities instead of MySpace growing up, but it's all ones and zeroes. I vividly recall an anonymous friend creating a momma-joke-laden website basically directed toward me. All my friends saw it. They laughed at it. And I was so ashamed, I went and hung myself. They found me dead the next morning.
Okay, actually what I did is fought the fuck back. Remember, it's easier to retaliate on the Web because there's no physical interaction. The bullying website contained a link to a topless Carmen Electra, which was one of those clever "yo momma" jokes. And I knew that Geocities policy prohibited pornographic material or links. So I reported the page to Geocities admin, and the thing was taken down in a few days. I'd like to think I won, if not in the sense of "getting the page removed," then certainly in the game of life, realizing that mean words can't really harm you if you (a) lighten up and (b) stand up for yourself.
In a world where teenagers are over-sheltered at home, at school, and beyond, the Internet is probably the last frontier where they can actually get their feelings hurt, be glad it wasn't a purple nurple, and learn a valuable life lesson for when they enter the real world where business executives and customers are way crueler.
I'm not condoning cyberbullying. Because that implies I'm tolerating the practice while deciding it's not for me. No, I'm flat out advocating it. It's healthy for the ch'i. Maybe you folks at the NCPC could stand to get into it a little. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Your PSA's suck, and you suck too. Why are they so fucking horrible? Is it because your moms slept around and you're afraid you're a bastard child? I bet that's what it was. Nobody likes you. Just go away. Goddamn losers.