RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR THE TRUTH
No one really takes the ridiculous nonsense that happens on the internet constantly seriously. It has a pernicious effect on your life only if you allow it
ANYONE CAN POSE AS ANYONE ELSE ONLINE – SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU SEE SOMEONES NAME NEXT TO A POST DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT PERSON WROTE IT. SOME INDIVIDUALS HAVE ULTERIOR MOTIVES AND BY IMPERSONATING OTHERS THEY FEEL THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH THEIR RIDICULOUS GOAL.PEOPLE CAN NOT BE SO NAIVE TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT THEY ARE READING IS TRUE. KEEP AN OPEN MIND – NOT EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET IS TRUE. IT TAKES LESS THEN A MINUTE TO CREATE FAKE USER NAMES. IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. DONT JUDGE SOMEONE BY WHAT YOU READ ONLINE. I SHOULDNT HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING THIS – OTHERWISE THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM WITH OUR SOCIETY.. Unless someone has telekinetic abilities, where they are able to SEE THROUGH the computer at the EXACT time of the post, then its impossible to tell who wrote something. Making guesses and speculating is ludacris. I suppose some individuals know nothing about how the internet works. There is no argument about this. Can’t argue the facts, you can only twist them to suit your opinion and look like an idiot. Some people will convince themselves of anything to be able to sleep better at night.
Its impossible to tell who wrote what on the internet, unless you saw with your own eyes the person writing it. These days, it seems too many impetuous lies are written by vindictive, sanctimonious individuals that don’t have any facts and know nothing about situations they feel the need to interfere and comment on. It’s not only cowardly to attack strangers from behind a computer, its pathetic.This sort of machiavellian behavior is nafarious and incomprehensible.
It’s often the case, when strangers instigate the proliferation of abhorrent lies to make someone look unfavorable, that they themselves feel inadequate and ineffective in their own lives, so they need to try and over analyze other people who they feel inferior to. I live a convivial, sociable and vigorous life and for anyone to judge me by the virulent fiction they read online, would be naive , ignorant and incongruous.
I do not necessarily feel the need to redeem my reputation since the people that know me best will be more than happy to vouch for my honesty in conduct and I can provide many satisfied and loyal references if necessary. Once and for all I will set the record straight. Many hoax websites are created using my image and name, posing as me to seem more believable in respect to the type of audience these website have, I feel I don’t need to list them specifically but people need not be told, not to believe what they read and to take it as fact.
All such posts are by a select few people who perpetuate these false rumours in order to get my attention. If everyone can please do a quick google search of my name they will be directed towards the remaining of these false websites and they can have a chance to read the emotionally filled lies and see that there is no actual substance or fact in their statements or claims. I dont lower myself to the level of these degenerates and refuse to allow myself to be a target of a hate campaign.
I have no “obsession with the lime light” the reality is, I refuse to give interviews and I have turned down countless interviewers and media requests to appear.I have had many oppertunities, the thing is, it just is not that important to me and it does not interest me any longer.Having appeared in magazines/films years ago does not constitute an unhealthy obsession with the limelight. Most people who spend all their time online belittling others,probably have no life as is evident.
The reports are completely false and inaccurate starting from the very first horrendous accusation years ago, until now. Their reason to perpetuate such hate stems from a place that I am not familiar with since I have never given any reason for anyone to perceive me in such a way. Only a very select few people truly know me , everyone else just speculates. To carry on hate for the time span of 2006 until now with the agenda to slaughter my name and reputation takes a lot of negative and unhealthy mental work that I refuse participate in.
I do not feel the necessity to address the specific accusations made in the posts since they are so far from my character that responding to them will give them more credibility than they will ever hold. If the readers of these posts can look behind the storyline that has been created, they will see that there is no reference to a concrete transaction or event that has taken place with any specific person in which I have committed any illegal activity. Instead the posts are a series of “he said she said” rumours that are completely fabricated and circulated by specifically the person(s) who made these posts. Individuals with their own agenda who have way too much time on their hands, who feel the need to bad mouth others under the cloak of anonymity on the internet. It takes a specific type of mentality to attack others for years, ecentially cyber stalking their every move in order to cause emotional distress. Im sure everyone can relate to cowardly actions by individuals who they no longer wish to speak to. They try with all their might to cause mischief, in hopes it will make me go crawl under a rock, but in reality it only makes them look like fools committing criminal harassment. They feel as though they have power hiding behind anonymity. Attempting to antagonize someone in order to get them to respond is naive and ridiculous. It takes two people to argue and I refuse to engage in such childish nonsense. Everyone has skeletons in their closets.
I will not quit living my life, because of other peoples short comings. If they have failed at succeeding in living a healthy, happy and productive life, then that is a pitty, however I will not be intimidated to stop living mine. The fact remains, if you don’t like someone, or you don’t agree with their lifestyle of homosexuality/bisexuality or their views on society , simply ignore them, do not cyber stalk them and make malicious allegations against them in order to try and effect their happiness. Myself and people I love will not stoop to your level and participate in vindictive internet wars. I could care less who hates me. The only people that matter to me are my family and a select few individuals I am privileged to call friends, everyone elses opinions of me do not count nor do they matter and they hold no merit. Believing what you read on the internet is like believing everything you read in the national enquirer, its ridiculous to judge someone you have never met, or you do not know any longer. Some people refuse to acknowledge that I dont want anything to do with them and they are in denial.
For the person(s) who wrote these posts, I hope the best for your selves and your family, thank you for taking the next step and posting slander, libel and defamation under a false identity that is not yours on the internet, anyone with a brain can see through these malicious lies after doing a bit of research. Since every one of your online actions and submissions place you on the wrong side of the legal fence, these posts have only worked towards my benefit. It is actually the beauty of irony that you commit punishable and illegal criminal acts by law including and not limited to; intellectual property infringement, copyright infringement, slander, defamation, libel, fraudulent identity and identity theft in order to fabricate completely false accusations of fraud against me. No matter what happens in my life, no matter how many idiots spread lies about me, I continue to lead my life with integrity and love. These are desperate sad people who have shallow, sad lives circulating lies in order to make themselves feel better. Like parasites, they have to find somebody with a better life then themselves to latch onto. You may be familiar with the old saying “Brand or be branded” , this website was created in order for people to have an alternate to internet nonsense/lies and for me to be able to speak for myself. Anything read off this site , I have no control over and take no responsibility for.
Consider the source when obtaining your information and believing what you read.
“I care about a lot of things, what others think of me isn’t one of them.”
Usually when others spend their lives and time criticising you, its a strong indication that their lives are lacking happiness and they are not fulfilled. This behavior of stalking someone on the internet, is not only creepy, its potentially a very dangerous indicator that the stalkers will soon escalate their behavior and their online actions will manifest into an extremely unhealthy situation for the victim offline. Victims of cyber stalkers should seek help immediately. Stalking is stalking, weather it is online or in person, their are strict laws to protect the victims.
Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.
No one knows anybody else’s reality, nobody knows what another person is going through in their life, so having said that what may seem right for you may be completely wrong for another person. So reserve your advise and criticism for people who ask for it instead of giving it to people you dont know and dont want it.
If a group of people start attacking you, then you have to realize, … they may have the numbers, cause there might be thousands of them. Remember though, you have more dignity, integrity and a good heart then all of them put together as one person. Nobody should stand by and allow someone to be picked on and bullied and tormented , let alone join in on the bullying. Only cowards bully other people, they have such low self esteem that they have to go around criticising and belittling others to elevate their self worth. Ignore them and live your life to the fullest.
You can not let somebody else tell you how to feel about yourself
You will have critics your entire life, dont take it personally , ignore them, these people have miserable lives. Dont read anything about you and ignore it all.
Stalking is a term commonly used to refer to unwanted, obsessive attention by individuals (and sometimes groups of people) to others. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation The word “stalking” is used, with some differing meanings, in psychology and psychiatry and also in some legal jurisdictions as a term for a criminal offence. It may also be used to refer to criminal offences or civil wrongs that include conduct which some people consider to be stalking, such as those described in law as “harassment” or similar terms.
What is cyberbullying, exactly?
“Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.
It isn’t when adult are trying to lure children into offline meetings, that is called sexual exploitation or luring by a sexual predator. But sometimes when a minor starts a cyberbullying campaign it involves sexual predators who are intrigued by the sexual harassment or even ads posted by the cyberbullying offering up the victim for sex.
The methods used are limited only by the child’s imagination and access to technology. And the cyberbully one moment may become the victim the next. The kids often change roles, going from victim to bully and back again.
Children have killed each other and committed suicide after having been involved in a cyberbullying incident.
Cyberbullying is usually not a one time communication, unless it involves a death threat or a credible threat of serious bodily harm. Kids usually know it when they see it, while parents may be more worried about the lewd language used by the kids than the hurtful effect of rude and embarrassing posts.
Cyberbullying may rise to the level of a misdemeanor cyberharassment charge, or if the child is young enough may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency. Most of the time the cyberbullying does not go that far, although parents often try and pursue criminal charges. It typically can result in a child losing their ISP or IM accounts as a terms of service violation. And in some cases, if hacking or password and identity theft is involved, can be a serious criminal matter under state and federal law.
When schools try and get involved by disciplining the student for cyberbullying actions that took place off-campus and outside of school hours, they are often sued for exceeding their authority and violating the student’s free speech right. They also, often lose. Schools can be very effective brokers in working with the parents to stop and remedy cyberbullying situations. They can also educate the students on cyberethics and the law. If schools are creative, they can sometimes avoid the claim that their actions exceeded their legal authority for off-campus cyberbullying actions. We recommend that a provision is added to the school’s acceptable use policy reserving the right to discipline the student for actions taken off-campus if they are intended to have an effect on a student or they adversely affect the safety and well-being of student while in school. This makes it a contractual, not a constitutional, issue.
COURAGE IS BECOMMING THE PERSON YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE. TAKING RISKS, LIVING YOUR VISION AND MAKING IT HAPPEN AND INSPIRING OTHERS. THATS POWER.
DANGER of VIGILANTISM
The potential dangers of vigilantism are often the result of perceived perceptions of what ‘vigilantism’ actually means. There is a marked difference between being ‘vigilant’ and becoming a member of a ‘vigilante group’. Unfortunately, while most of us would be able to clearly define the former, it’s highly likely that you’d get a vast range of different definitions to the latter, and that’s often where the danger lies.
The majority of us would define being vigilant as being watchful and attentive to certain things that might be going around us. When it comes to groups like Neighborhood Watch Schemes, for example, the local community police officer, who would be helping us to run the scheme successfully, would always encourage us all to be vigilant. That means, paying more attention than perhaps we might otherwise have done to what is going on within our immediate neighbourhood.
It’s by being vigilant that we’re able to look at things from a slightly different angle. Where we might once have ‘turned a blind eye’ to, or even failed to notice certain kinds of unusual activity going on around us before, being more vigilant means we’re far more likely to notice and note any suspicious activities that might be going on within our neighbourhood, and to share that information with both our neighbours and the police.
Simply put, a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is like being part of a ‘vigilant’ group, which is very different from how people might consider a ‘vigilante’ group to be.
Here’s where the waters become muddied. Because of stories we’ve previously read about in the press or seen on TV, the definition of a vigilante group can be perceived very differently from one person to the next. For example, if you asked 100 people to define a vigilante group, it’s most likely that the majority of responses would include the phrase, “it’s where people gather together in numbers to address issues which, to them, have not been dealt with sufficiently by the proper authorities, so they take the law into their own hands and sort out the problem themselves to gain justice”.
They might not use those exact words but many people would include those kinds of sentiments in their response. If you also asked them if they thought the word ‘vigilante’ instilled a sense of ‘fear’, most would respond ‘Yes’. Therein lies the problem.
Dangers of Vigilantism
If a local community feels that a certain issue hasn’t been dealt with appropriately by the police, or that laws are openly being flouted by a certain individual or group of people, then, by becoming part of a vigilante group, they might decide to tackle the matter themselves. As part of a group anyway, they’ll be more likely to perceive themselves as being safer and more able to act upon any grievance they might share. An example is the best way of demonstrating this and will also highlight the dangers.
A 15 year old girl holds hands with her 1 year old son. People call her a “slut”, no one knows she was raped at age 14. People call another guy “fat”, no one knows he has a serious disease causing him to be overweight. People call a guy “evil” but nobody knows the horrible things that messed his mind up. People call an old man “ugly”, no one knows he experienced a serious injury to his face while fighting for our country in the war. Re-post this if you are against bullying and stereotyping.
STOP WORRYING – 90% of the things your worrying about NEVER happen!
AMERICAN and CANADIAN
Forms of CyberbBullying
Insulting: Posting or spreading false information about a person that will cause harm to that person or that person’s reputation.
Targeting: Singling someone out and inviting others to attack or make fun of her or him.
Identity theft: Pretending to be someone else to make it look like that other person said things he or she doesn’t believe or that aren’t true about him or her.
Uploading: Sharing images of a person, particularly in an embarrassing situation, without her or his permission, or sharing emails without the writer’s permission.
Excluding: Pressuring others to exclude someone from a community (either online or offline).
Harassment: Repeatedly sending someone nasty, mean and insulting messages.
How the Law Addresses Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying can be addressed under civil law or criminal law, based on the situation. Anonymity is a matter of life and death when it comes to individuals who are victims of cyber stalking. Anyone who discloses the whereabouts of victims, or their address needs to be held accountable. There is zero reason the victim needs to be re-victimized by having their address disclosed. Anonymity is not a crime.
Civil law: This is the branch of law that deals with property rights, personal dignity and freedom from injury. Under civil law, there are three approaches to cyberbullying:
- A cyberbully may be engaged in defamation. This is when the bully causes harm to someone’s reputation by spreading false information about that person. In general, defamation that appears temporarily (as unrecorded speech or in a live broadcast) is called slander, and defamation that appears permanently (in a book or on a Web site) is calledlibel.
To be libellous a statement must: do harm to someone’s reputation, have a clear and obvious target, and be seen by people other than the person making the statement and the target.
In libel cases, the target can lay a suit against the person making the statement. If the suit is successful, the person making the statement will have to paydamages (money) to the target.
A person accused of libel may defend himself or herself by saying that the statement was true, that it was a fair comment (a genuine criticism, not a personal attack), or that he or she innocently reproduced the statement without knowing what it was.
- A perpetrator may be creating an unsafe environment by making the target feel that she or he cannot go to school without facing violence, teasing or exclusion. Schools and workplaces are required to provide a safe environment for their students or employees, and must take any appropriate action to do so. A school, therefore, might punish a student for online behaviour that is making it hard for other students to learn in a safe environment. In Ontario, the Safe Schools Act has been changed to specifically include online behaviour: students can now be suspended or expelled for cyberbullying, even if it is done outside the school.
A school or workplace that does not do everything it can to provide a safe environment can be sued by the target(s). Even if a statement is not libellous, spreading it around might still create an unsafe environment.
- Finally, a person is responsible for any consequences that he or she might reasonably have guessed would happen. Therefore, a perpetrator who suggests that a depressed student should kill herself would be liable if the student actually did kill herself, as long as the perpetrator had reason to believe it was a likely result.
Criminal law: This branch of law determines which actions are crimes against the state. In criminal law, there are two approaches to cyberbullying:
- Harassment is a crime under the Criminal Code. Harassment is when something a person says or does makes someone fear for his or her safety, or for the safety of others. Even if the perpetrator did not intend to frighten someone, she or he can be charged with harassment if the target feels threatened. Criminal harassment is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
- Defamatory libel is a crime under the Criminal Code. It is most often treated as a crime if the libellous statement is directed against a person in authority and could seriously harm his or her reputation. Defamatory libel is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees freedom of expression. However, this right is guaranteed “subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society” and, in the case of cyberbullying, must be weighed against Section 7. The latter section guarantees “the right to life, liberty and security of the person.” In general, Section 2 of the Charter has not been accepted as a defence in civil or criminal bullying cases.