Every playground has one, that kid that, it''s not so much you don't like, but you just don't like how they act. They might be bigger and stronger and physically violent, or they might be emotionally harmful. It doesn't matter how old you are, where you are from, or even how much money you have . . . there is always one of these people around, these so often labelled "bullies". The sad thruth of it is, that Whyville is no different.
Typically you can expect boys to be rough and girls to be down right vicious. But bullying doesn't stop for some children and teens even when they are at home. Places like Myspace, MSN, online forums, and even Whyville are filled with these people who seem to have nothing better to do than pick on someone else.
This degrading abusive behavoir is not new, it's as old as the Internet itself. Some people are fine to sit and harass their peers, or even strangers, through online chat. Some take it to another level creating whole slanderous websites about individuals. It is honestly the most cowardly form of bullying there is, think about it. You're in your room or even a den or where it happens that your computer is; they could be three doors down or halfway across the world . . . they are hiding behind psuedonyms and their screen to personally attack you. What for? No reason . . . they were bored, or someone they know doesn't like you, or they don't like you. They could gang up on you with a group of friends or attack you single handedly, and what can you do? The obvious answer is block them, or get offline.