Social media can be a wonderful tool for informing, encouraging, educating, and so on. It can also be a tool of destruction. Far too often stories which have no basis in reality or truth are posted and the emotional response of those who read the posting spread it like wildfire and the damage to an individual’s reputation or a company’s brand is immeasurable and permanent.
Look at this report card. Are you really that stupid?”
“As much money as we’ve spent on your eyes you better never take those glasses off.”
“Stop being a sissy. Fight back when someone pushes you.”
“I wish you’d never been born.”
“We are paying for you to learn classic piano stop playing that n—-r music. What is wrong with you?”
And the list goes on and on. Each word spoken from what should have been a nurturing parent instead acted as a sword piercing deeply into the heart of a small boy.