Forward by: MSM Staff
The National Crime Prevention Council defines cyber-bullying as “the process of using the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.” Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them. Cyber bullying refers to any harassment that occurs via the internet, cell phones or other devices. Communication technology is used to intentionally harm others through hostile behavior such as sending text messages and posting ugly comments on the internet. We urge all internet users to use caution and good decisions when posting about anyone ELSE on the internet. Laws are becoming more and more strict as it relates to online bullies posting information about others. If you have been a victim of cyber-bullying, or cyber-stalking, we urge you to contact the appropriate officials.
Every day I see girls wearing the infamously overpriced Hollister Co. t-shirts, rocking their blinged out Victoria’s Secrets’ ‘Pink’ line sweats and flaunting their perfectly bedazzled college logo across their butt.
Rarely, however, do I see military spouses representing the branch they are affiliated with anymore…ever.
For some weird reason or another it has become taboo for the spouse of a service member to wear a unit sweatshirt or drive a car with a ‘Proud (blank)’ decal on the back. We, as a community, are the first ones to complain that ‘a man with a helmet defending his country should make more money than a man with a helmet defending a football’ but we aren’t even willing to publicly show our pride for them… We are so hypocritical that we actually are more likely to wear a piece of clothing that supports our football teams success over a shirt that shows love for those very same heroes we are so quick to defend to strangers.
Online MilSpouse bashing sites have become the new fad, and social media has become every PT-shirt-wearing MilSpouse’s worst nightmare. These bullies have actually made it a rule that we can’t have key chains or purses that reflect our military affiliation without being subjected to public humiliation, bashing, and ridicule.
In other words, we are back in the hallways of middle school, wearing our Payless brand sneakers and Wal-Mart sweater vests.
Last night I posted a video to my Facebook of my daughter and I dancing around our living room like fools. It was such a sweet video but I actually hesitated before posting it because *GASP* I was wearing an Army PT shirt in it. Immediately the comments started coming in about how I should be careful of haters because of what I was wearing. How ridiculous is that? I have to be worried about posting a precious video of candid time with my almost two-year-old because my shirt might cause people to make fun of me?