Don’t Let the HATERS Get You or Your Kids at #DadChat Thursday

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The Haters are coming! The Haters are coming! Sadly, they are already here and “they” can affect us all. One wrong step (in their eyes) and they go for the jugular. We’ve seen it happen in the public sphere when a politician or “star” says something off-color or simply makes a mistake. Boom – let’s get him! BUT, it can and does happen to our kids in the micro world of their lives. We’ve all read about the girls who have committed suicide due to HATERS in their Social Media World. #DadChat will TAKE THEM ON this Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

Social Media Do's and Don'ts

  • jack43

    Sadly, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between bullying and the truth. That is, when someone can’t think of any other way of responding to an honest opinion or a simple statement of fact, they curl up in the virtual form of the fetal position and cry “bully”…

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Oh, you’re talking about the Democrats aren’t you, @jack43:disqus ???

      • Ric the Magnificent

        I’m sure there are a few Republicans in there that are guilty of same. Haha!

    • Bill Draeger

      On-line haters often launch attacks on a person or their business because they don’t like something they said or did that go way beyond a discussion of what they think is the truth. I think it’s easy to tell the difference. BTW, welcome back Bruce.

      • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

        @billdraeger:disqus – so true and all I can say is that Thank God they didn’t destroy my livelihood, they just damaged my #SocialMedia activities! We are now living in Park City – come visit!

  • Mei

    I’d try to make it! Swamped with work but will remember to join! I still don’t know about haters, guess I never involve that much into SoMe and I point blank ignore comments on my blog or delete them lol Life is too short to be hated.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Please try @disqus_mAYzV8PM6A:disqus – we won’t be able to “come back” without your support!

  • Ric the Magnificent

    “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” This applies everywhere regardless of the social significance applied to the individual affected.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @ricthemagnificent:disqus – but #SocialMedia allows anonymity! They (the HATERS) pretty much killed #DadChat, but we’re coming back so I hope you’ll come and support us this Thursday!?

  • http://thoughts-of-pink.blogspot.com BarbaraDuke

    We all know that those who hate others are typically women or men (or children) who lack self esteem and do not feel worthy of their own success. Their attempts to
    make others look less successful than they are is like kindergartener’s making
    fun of 6th graders..
    I see it on social media each day. You see, the BULLY goes after what you love
    the most. The best way to stop a BULLY is to question and report to
    the proper authorities.

    I am a Professional Encourager and at all times try to focus on the good in life and business. “If there is a choice, choose kindness” is one of my favorite sayings.

    Actually, what they are
    doing is stalking. There are laws against that.

    BLOCK and Report!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      I fear that (the law) does nothing (most of the time) @BarbaraDuke:disqus so we have to teach our kids to fend for themselves and learn “self-defense” in life – whether it be physical or via Social Media!