CYBER BULLING IS A SERIOUS CRIME
CHILDREN OF GOD, let us understand and take serious these words I speak to you here today when Isay, “CYBER BULLING IS A SERIOUS CRIME,” and indeed it is punishable by law. However, there are too many people that are using the internet and other technology as though it is no big deal, and feel if though they are invisible and can suffer no punishment because they have done nothing wrong to harm anyone, yet our Children are taking their own lives because a bully is hiding in Cyber Space and committing Crimes against our Children as well as against us.
This is very serious and we must take it serious or in the end we all will suffer the consequences. Cyber Bullying can seem so innocent because it can range from embarrassing to cruel online posts, to threats, harassment, negative comments, to stalking through emails and online websites. Therefore, many of us are not taking it serious and the bully continues to use the internet as a bunker that is going to keep them safe and allow them to do anything they may desire.
In my oath as an Ordained Minister I am called upon to speak truth to power. The truth is in these words as each one of you knows them, and the power is in each one of our hands to bring about a change. Although bullying may not have happen to you are your child, it affects all of us in one way are another when the bully is usually hiding behind false identity, spreading lies, posting pictures, using your name and identity to create post and make threats, telling you to kill yourself because you don’t’ deserve to live in their space. They do all of this to force the other person to do something totally against their will.
The greatest harm in our society however is to our Children. When a 9, 10, 11 or 12 year old child is being bullied by some other child and even sometimes adults, then find themselves caught up in a position where the bully seems to be getting the best of them and the only avenue they have left is to kill themselves, that is a serious crime.
More and more we are learning that this is happening to our Children and not enough of us are taking it serious enough, listening with a patient spirit to our Children, believing the truth of what our Children are saying, and not reporting it to the authorities. In the past some of the people that were in authority and especially the school officials did not take it serious enough. Our Children are our most precious resource, and if this situation is not brought under control and stopped we as a society will be the losers.
I personally have been the victim of such a crime and it continues even today. The difference between myself and a young child is that my mind is centered in the Lord and He orders my steps and directs my path providing me with self-control my mind and over the situation. But that does not make it any less serious especially when it is been done by someone who claims to be a Christian themselves and then hides behind a false identity and uses your own identity to spread lies, smear your name, and try to destroy you anyway they can. So I truly do understand just how a very young mind may feel and be completely venerable to these and so many other type of threats that are affecting their lives and ability to cope with this difficult situation that they did not create and had absolutely nothing to do with.
This is the first in a series of articles that I will be writing continuously on this subject, and I encourage many of you to do the same. Knowledge is Power, and when we know the truth we can stand on it because it will never fail us. God is truth and He knows our hearts, the devil is the evil one who is the bully because He has no power over God. So he uses our Children to try and destroy God’s Kingdom. Now let us all stand strong against the evil works of the devil and say, “devil get behind me,” enough is enough.
Now let me leave you with God’s word on this important subject, it says, “Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.
But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.
This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).
For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices. (James 3:13-16 AMP)
May the Peace and Blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with each one of you as you work to help change hearts and minds to show the love and live the love as Jesus has taught us.
- Beating the bullies! (rebeccarocca.wordpress.com)
- Is bullying always bad for our kids? (aei-ideas.org)
- Study Looks to Kids for Ways to Prevent and Recover from Bulllying (mukeshbalani.wordpress.com)
- Study Finds Parents Underestimate The Frequency of Cyber Bullying (counselheal.com)
- Technology misuse (spencerzysset.wordpress.com)
- 5 Ways Bullies Are Created (bidnessetc.wordpress.com)
- Cyber -bullying (jmicae85.wordpress.com)
- Real Anti-Bullying (targhyl.wordpress.com)