Cyberbullying has recently been a concern for many people. However, a lot of the blame seems to be getting thrown on Twitter. While a lot of cyberbullying does go on with Twitter, it is unfair to blame the micro-blogging social media platform for this phenomenon. The fact of the matter is that bullies are bullies no matter what the platform is. Without internet and cyberbullying, there was bullying in person. There was also bullying over the phone. One thing that can be said about anything is that if there is a will, there is a way. Cyberbullying was in effect long before social media platforms became the norm.
For one thing, there were forums. Forums had a lot of flame wars. But when it comes to social media, there are efforts being made to get rid of cyberbullying. However, it should not be expected of Twitter and Facebook to abolish that. It is addressing some of the issues in ways that could reduce it. Among the ways they are considering is getting rid of faceless communication. However, even that could backfire because bullies are going to bully no matter what. One thing that could be said about the ability to hide behind anonymity can make bullies a little more bold.
While the problem is happening with Twitter, the steps taken to solve it should be intended for all platforms of online interaction. This way, people could be even safer. After all, social media does want to make sure that people are communicating and interacting in a safe environment. For one thing, this could attract more users to the communities. Social media is meant to connect people with each other and help them find ways to solve problems together as an online community. There is hope that the professionals will come up with ways to take care of the cyberbullying phenomenon. One thing that is needed is for there to be a more active enforcement of rules.