maybe she should take the piss out of them i mean i know its not right to rise to their level but it does feel good to give them a taste of their own medicine and art is one persons view on a style you cant say if its good or bad, hope this helped i doubt it though :s
Block and ignore. It's only the internet. They don't know you, and can't physically hurt you. They're just stupid, childish creatures, that lack any common sense, and'll probably end up in the gutter some day.
Well... the only way to get rid of that kind of people is having some sense of self worth, even though it's faked (as long as the bullies don't know, it's fine). People like that get off on other people crying of getting desperate, because they're just a miserable excuse of an human being. They're doing it for the response. So no matter what you do, ignoring is the best way. They'll eventually get bored and search another victim.
Some advice I can offer is to block/avoid all contact with these horrible people. And, as she is 14, some guidance should help too. Try showing her a bunch of artistic inspirational quotes that you think she will really take to heart. I think the best you can do for a young artist is to inspire them and help them grow. I'm not a teacher myself, but the one I had was the best this planet has ever had, and she did this for me.
Don't let her give up!
Also, show her the nice comments here. This may help her see that some people on the internet can be sincere and willing to help. Not all people on the web are trolls.
Now, that's proper cyber bullying. Anyone saying "ohhhh she can just turn off the computer didn't take into account she'll see these people in a place where she can't just turn off the screen. I'd say she should stop caring what other people think about her. It's not always easy, but she can always give it a go.
"She put all her art in storage and is afraid to show her art anymore."? Does that mean she's a deviant as well? I heard about a fellow deviant who got teased by her several friends in real life last few months. Just wanna make sure if that was her. Well, anyway, I've been through the worse as well. Perhaps, the best thing she can do is to stay out of these bullies, or else, go meet new friends she can rely on. I know it's not gonna be easy. My best friend is a girl and got teased by my other classmates. She had to find some new friends (one of them being me). And, don't let it into you when things like this came up. That's all I can answer I guess. If you know her, do whatever it takes to stop her from hurting herself (like self-mutilation or even suicide). Good luck in life.
Unfortunately, every site will have people like that, just some more than others. I'm 21 and I have mostly moved on from that kind of crap too. I also had serious self esteem issues as a 14 year old, and I honestly don't remember ever having to deal with that 8 years ago. It's gotten so much worse today and it's scary! What I did when I had that problem on DeviantArt earlier this year was report the person (which honestly they didn't do anything to stop them because I kept getting harassed), so I just simply shut down my account and came back to my old one, which I use now. Haven't had a problem since! I think what people have to realize about cyberbullies is that 99% of the time, they wouldn't actually say that stuff to your face. Just because some lowlife kid said something nasty doesn't mean there is any validity to it at all.
AuroriazFeatured By OwnerNov 25, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
"Hate" is unavoidable online, there are so many idiots out there. When you post something, or say something, you become a target for trolls and stupid people. But I think that the good people out-weight the bad overall. Creating a new account is what I did when I had some friendship dramas in the past. Or blocking/reporting them. Everyone goes through some type of bullying, online and off. Online is easier for people to target others, since most people won't know the real identities of the bullies, and they feel more powerful i guess, like they cannot get caught for it or something. And when people are discussing or debating a topic, especially a touchy one like religion or politics or science or something, some people act totally immature and stupid! I just hide or disable comments when I want to minimize online drama, and those people should go away and target someone else...but when you know those people...What is the young girl's account on here? Maybe I could send her a quick note...
I agree DA really does need to crack down on cyber bullying maybe we could get a petition of people who are on DA to bring this to mods? because it's really not right, how cyber bullying is allowed on DA or it's not enforced enough.
Go into the suggestion, and on the second page there is a "da neesd to crack down on bullying" If you can add really good reasons, that should help back you up because most of the people there are saying things that aren't really helping to victims of cyber bullying.
I know this is a hard concept for 14 year-olds to grasp, but she should just not care. If these people are making an effort to be insulting and hurtful with no constructive purpose behind it, everything they say automatically becomes garbage. Honestly, once you understand that, very rarely will you get your feelings hurt.
Also, I know this isn't very sympathetic of me to say, but that's the risk you take when you spend a good deal of time on a community based website. If you're not able to handle it, it's best to leave. It's shitty, but until they invent a way to punch people through the internet, it's the only thing you can do.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about cyber-bullying because it is anonymous (most of the time) and many people will be hostile because they can. Running away seems easy, but eventually it will catch up with you. You may stand up and face it, yet, it is very hard for many to back down once agitated. The best advice I can give is to take the moral high-ground. I debate politics a lot and when I have someone attack me constantly with a bully-demeanor, I take the moral high-ground and most of the time they back off or settle down.
I apologize if I am not much help, but I do have empathy for the situation and hope the best for you.
Oh wow you got a new account three times? I had advised her to do so and she didn't want to because she told me she got a premium and had finally changed her name to something she loved. I dunno, I would have done so to keep them from finding me but whatever you know. =_=
I did. First because I stood up for someone who was being cyber bullied and they went and ruined my poor stories. So I pretty much changed accounts and went 'I frankly don't care." Then I got into an argument with someone in a group and they sent their annoying freaks after me. Then I broke up with my girlfriend and she sent all her friends to send me death threats.
So here I am. No one knows me.
I can see why. Premium looks like fun. Never had one.