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If you have experienced cyber bullying I need your input...

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problemsolver
Hi everyone! I am new and Im truly honored to be a part of this community of fighters.
I am currently working to solve the issue of cyber bullying and I have a possible solution but I need your input whether it is likely to work or not.

My Solution: Since Facebook is one of the main platforms in which a bully targets a victim, I have come up with a blocking option called "mirror blocking", what this does is once you add a bully name to this list, your profile will turn into their mirror. In other words, if the bully visits your page, instead of your profile image, they will see theirs (this may already prompt them to for a lack of a better word, back off) if they proceed to type the hateful message, the message will post on their page instead of the victims. So it would be shown as the bully writing that about himself.

I know what you might be thinking, "why not just block the bully and get it over with". Fair point, however, hear me out on this one. The point of this blocking feature is to try and permanently stop the bully from cyber attacking someone by introducing the idea of empathy. Since empathy cannot be taught, it is most likely to work only if the person experiences the humiliation themselves.

now my question to you is this....if there is a feature like this out there would you use it? If yes, why, and if no, why not?

Thank you so very much in advance to those who share their opinions with me. Stay strong my friends. :)
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Jules92
This is a very interesting concept. I would probably use it if it was available in some circumstances. But I would be cautious if someone was really upset/emotional, I wouldn't want to feel responsible if they did something silly.

Not sure if Facebook would go for it though.
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problemsolver

In reply to Jules92

Thank you for your input. I appreciate it! Do you mind elaborating on this " But I would be cautious if someone was really upset/emotional, I wouldn't want to feel responsible if they did something silly."
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Jules92
I understand that a lot of bullying behaviour is down to learned behaviour or environmental/domestic situations. That is to say, some bullies are a product of what has been done to them in the past which not only causes them to behave in this way- because it is all they know, but also indicates an emotional vulnerability. Personally, I would probably use something like this because I think it would work, to a degree. Facebook would probably not go for it as there would be a risk of triggering someone with emotional problems that could cause them to become depressed, self-harm or worse. I suppose what I am saying is an 'eye for an eye' approach means a lot of people could end up blind!
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problemsolver

In reply to Jules92

Thank you so much Jules for taking the time to share your opinion. It means a lot to me. I appreciate it!