I am always glad when some mental health professionals are willing to say it as it really is. Internet trolls, are something Dr Phil’s states he hates.
I’ve been trolled over the last 2 years, by sociopaths, paedophiles – been told to go kill myself, had hater pages set up about me, and had continual abuse from very unhealthy people and I am tired of it. One of several reasons I am no longer running my Facebook community page.
There are deep psychological reasons why people becomes trolls, but they still know what they are doing is wrong….. because they do it under fake and anonymous profiles.
And the harm they cause is terrible, far too often resulting in suicide, severe depression etc.
Online abuse, trolling, is severe abuse……. not just ‘bullying’ which really minimizes what it really is.
It is sociopathic abuse, ‘planned intent’ to cause harm and suffering to another human being.
Glad to see some people willing to say how horrific this is, and not pussy foot around people and make excuses for them.
Way too many people are dying at the hands of abusers……… and abuse of every kind is increasing – child abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, internet abuse etc……. all increasing.