Due to the daily stress and anxiety of having to deal with unnecessary, abusive comments and trolls, I had to deal with on my page, I closed it a week ago. I don’t need, or deserve the added stress and anxiety it brings.
There are far too many people on the internet who feel absolutely entitled to be nasty, twist what you write, get abusive, make accusations, name call, vomit up their anger and darkness – onto others. Disordered and dysfunctional people – make social media their playgrounds for trolling and venting/projecting their own issues onto others.
After more than two years of this and some serious cyber bullying/abuse, I’m really fed up with such behaviours and worrying about these comments affecting other community members – who may be very fragile and possibly suicidal.
The internet is not a safe place. And I’ve noticed even celebrities are stating the same – for all social media platforms.
So until Facebook bring in a function to disable comments, I may not re-activate my page.
Which is a shame, because my page was the largest on Facebook dealing with complex trauma/Complex PTSD. It did help many and was a way of reaching more people, writing for those who are not trolls/abusive, and sharing blogs posts – that do help people.
But the cost, was too great.
I realise Facebook is about communication, but for pages there should be a read only facility.
I have to admit, I definitely don’t miss the anxiety and stress of dealing with the trolls/abusive commenters.
I realise my own self care, has to be a priority.