Surviving the Incivility of Online Trolls

Anyone is capable of troll behavior, according to recent research from Stanford University and Cornell University. Wake-up on the wrong of bed, having a bad day or simply become irate over an online discussion and your fingers may go flying before your brain kicks in...

The Rise of Shame Nation In the Marines

Online abuse, harassment, stalking, revenge porn and hate is not only becoming the new norm, we are now watching it seep into places where we expect better from people – The U.S. Military (Marines).   In 2013 I wrote about Adult Bullying: Harassment By...

Could You Be A Troll?

In today‚Äôs online climate, we are witnessing friends unfollowing or actually unfriending each other, while people are boldly insulting each other with their offensive opinions, thoughts and comments.   Research from Stanford and Cornell University suggests that...

Stand Up Against Online Hate and Cyberbullying

With the headlines screaming of horrific acts of bullying and cyberbullying that can push kids to their death, then we see celebrities and professional athletes taking a stand against this hate, I applaud them and feel some relief.   These public figures are...

How Online Abuse Has Spiraled Out of Control

We are living in a time that it’s not only online abuse, it’s actual hate that is destroying the cyber-culture.   Ashley Judd brilliantly described how women have been treated online, especially how she has been digitally tortured, in her TED Talk,...