The Internet and Depression

Face it: the Internet can cause more emotional harm than good.

The Internet is a forum for others to speak their minds without a filter. Sure, you can exercise discretion when browsing the Internet, but sooner or later you’re going to come upon something disturbing.

Many of my peers have been harassed and taunted on the Internet. Some have been so affected by this cyberbullying that they committed suicide.

For those people who are already emotionally fragile, a single hurtful comment can have serious repercussions.

Here’s my 2¢: Those who are predisposed to any sort of depression should exercise caution when putting themselves on/browsing the Internet. Heck, everyone should exercise caution when putting yourself out there on the net. It can be nasty out there.
In addition, I believe that others should help prevent cyberbullying. It’s as easy as refraining from making negative comments or standing up for the victim of hurtful remarks.

The Internet is Earth’s new society. It’s a place where people can truly be themselves-for better or for worse.

Don’t allow one person to ruin this freedom of expression for someone else.

Let’s stop cyber hate.

-A

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