Did you know that BlogHer has decided to official make this day, March 30th – Stop Cyberbullying Day”? This has come about in response to a woman, Kathy Sierra, who is being cyberbullied.
She’s been getting death threats on her blog and others, apparently A List bloggers have joined in and have posted her personal information in various places on the net. Information such as her address, social security number and so on.
I read Kathy’s blog the other day and she doesn’t know if these threats are real or if it’s just bullying. Either way, it’s changed the way that she blogs- her comments are turned off now, and how she lives too. She’s canceled speaking engagements and other plans in favor of staying home where she’s safe. She may not even blog again. That’s how deeply this cyberbullying has affected her.
This is just disgusting. I can’t believe that people would do something like that to another blogger.
I know how I feel when someone has left a nasty comment on one of my sites. This has been very rare, but it happens. It probably happens to just about everyone at some point. However, to have nasty images and posts spread across the net, and threatening comments left on her blog takes it to a new level. It’s terrible.