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Jun 10th '16

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Way to go NC. Shy

user banned TTC since Nov 2015; 1 angel baby; Somewhere in, FL, United States 595 posts
Jun 10th '16

I believe that any law that dictates what an individual can or cannot say (apart from threatening bodily harm) is unconstitutional. We either have free speech or we don't.

user banned 2 kids; United States 2022 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting ⭐️MarsBaby⭐️:
I believe that any law that dictates what an individual can or cannot say (apart from threatening bodily harm) is unconstitutional. We either have free speech or we don't.


I think this law could have been revised to make sure we still have free speech. Saying things like your fat or unloved, you're a loser, that's just being mean. When it crosses that line it's still free speech in NC now. Threatening bodily harm is communicating threats but you've seen those movies where girls will pick on a person until it affects the victim and they do something regretable, that's now covered as free speech. 

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting ⭐️MarsBaby⭐️:
I believe that any law that dictates what an individual can or cannot say (apart from threatening bodily harm) is unconstitutional. We either have free speech or we don't.


But as an adult you can file harassment if someone uses hurtful words and won't leave you alone. This would have helped minors.

mommeof2 2 kids; United States 1664 posts
Jun 10th '16

I fully believe in freedom of speech. BUT I think the law should be some how enforced more on minor's. Just because they are so vulnerable as far as self esteem and self worth if that makes any sense. Like how now as an adult I understand how my words effect people more then I did when I was 15.

Kizi United States 427 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting Headbanging biscuit maker:

I think this law could have been revised to make sure we still have free speech. Saying things like your fat or unloved, you're a loser, that's just being mean. When it crosses that line it's still free speech in NC now. Threatening bodily harm is communicating threats but you've seen those movies where girls will pick on a person until it affects the victim and they do something regretable, that's now covered as free speech. 


Threatening bodily harm has alway been illegal, I thought? Isnt it considered menacing?

As far as acting like an ass online, I dont think it should be illegal to call someone names. Its not nice, but it gets very dangerous when the government steps in and says "you cant say that", when there is no actual threat to do bodily harm.

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting Kizi:

Threatening bodily harm has alway been illegal, I thought? Isnt it considered menacing?

As far as acting like an ass online, I dont think it should be illegal to call someone names. Its not nice, but it gets very dangerous when the government steps in and says "you cant say that", when there is no actual threat to do bodily harm.


If the law was revised though and talked about something like targeting an individual. Like the girl who posts 'you're such an ugly loser' daily for no reason vs. the person who just calls someone a loser once during an argument (regarding minors, not adults). Something like that could be really beneficial because I think in the world of social media things get taken to far.

Kizi United States 427 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting ♥Jessie♥:

If the law was revised though and talked about something like targeting an individual. Like the girl who posts 'you're such an ugly loser' daily for no reason vs. the person who just calls someone a loser once during an argument (regarding minors, not adults). Something like that could be really beneficial because I think in the world of social media things get taken to far.


I understand. But I also think that no ones feelings are anyone elses responsibility and this bleeding hearts thing has gotten out of control. To base laws off people having hurt feelings, restricting what people can say, is not a good idea. You cant teach empathy with laws. You cant make people self-aware with laws. It wont stop bullying and it wont stop people from having hurt feelings. Itll just censor the public, which is wrong. As much as I disagree with being a d**k.
I dont think calling someone names is okay.. but we shouldnt combat bullying with laws to prevent it, imo. Unless someone is physically hurting or threatening to hurt someone. Or harassing someone.. which is already illegal. Kwim? I just think we're treading dangerous water by saying thats okay.



user banned TTC since Nov 2015; 1 angel baby; Somewhere in, FL, United States 595 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting ♥Jessie♥:

But as an adult you can file harassment if someone uses hurtful words and won't leave you alone. This would have helped minors.


IMO, that should be the parent's responsibility, not the government's. I'm a little-govt-as-possible type of person. 

user banned TTC since Nov 2015; 1 angel baby; Somewhere in, FL, United States 595 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting Headbanging biscuit maker:

I think this law could have been revised to make sure we still have free speech. Saying things like your fat or unloved, you're a loser, that's just being mean. When it crosses that line it's still free speech in NC now. Threatening bodily harm is communicating threats but you've seen those movies where girls will pick on a person until it affects the victim and they do something regretable, that's now covered as free speech. 


I just don't agree with mandating speech on the off chance someone might hurt themselves, as upsetting as it is when something like that does happen. 

user banned 2 kids; United States 2022 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting ♥Jessie♥:

If the law was revised though and talked about something like targeting an individual. Like the girl who posts 'you're such an ugly loser' daily for no reason vs. the person who just calls someone a loser once during an argument (regarding minors, not adults). Something like that could be really beneficial because I think in the world of social media things get taken to far.


There was a movie a while back targeting this topic. A group of girls got together and harassed a girl on a daily basis even made fake accounts to do it. It got so bad the girl ended up committing suicide. Because there were no cyberbully laws at that time all they got was harassment. I think the mother pushed for cyberbully laws after that happened. Young girls are so vulnerable and people can only take so much.

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Jun 10th '16

Quoting Headbanging biscuit maker:

There was a movie a while back targeting this topic. A group of girls got together and harassed a girl on a daily basis even made fake accounts to do it. It got so bad the girl ended up committing suicide. Because there were no cyberbully laws at that time all they got was harassment. I think the mother pushed for cyberbully laws after that happened. Young girls are so vulnerable and people can only take so much.


I just read an article five minutes ago about a girl who killed herself because of people who were cyberbullying her. The last straw was them filming her showering naked at school and sharing it on snapchat.