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PACER Center National Bullying Prevention GamerGate Charity

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October 17, 2014

Sam Biddle has apologised for his cruel and insensitive remarks. Good enough for me. We'll see if his future behavior improves.  See more

BENEFITING: Pacer Center, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Lo

John Bain

THE STORY:

"I think we all need to look at ourselves and ask a question. "Have we bullied someone?". The immediate answer may be "of course not, I would never do that!" but think a little harder, are you absolutely sure? Bullying is far broader than shoving a kid into a gym locker, bullying is about abusing your power to subjugate another individual and the key component of that is to break down the victim psychologically. "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me" is perhaps one of the most incorrect and harmful things you can try to drill into a child. Words have power. Bruises of the body heal but bruises of the mind can endure for life and shape you as a person, often for the worse. So, have you bullied someone? I know I have. I was bullied at school and yet when I gained a modicum of power online, I used it against people I disagreed with. Sometimes it was justified, but sometimes it could be considered bullying. Did I really need to wield my influence as a cudgel to beat some random dude on the internet with?

No, I didn't. As my audience has grown my awareness of the power of social media and my influence has with it and I realised, I have done some really terrible things in the past and I need to try not to do those things anymore. Sadly some people don't realise that. They wield their followings as a weapon against people they disagree with. These fully grown adults that should know better, excuse themselves by saying "pfft, it's only twitter" or "pfft, it's the only the internet", not realising the crushing hypocrisy of doing so while simultaneously condemning online harassment. I'd call on everyone to take a little time to reflect on your own actions. Stopping harassment starts with you. It's probably too late for our generation but perhaps with proper education, future generations will eventually end up being more excellent to one another. I hope so. As it stands, all we can really do is try to suck just a little less today as people. Thanks for reading." - John Bain.

"Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students."

Raising awareness and aid to benefit the National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying continues to be a serious issue among children and teens. In recent years, bullying has spread from the realm of playgrounds and classrooms to Facebook and chatrooms. In our youth, many of us turned to video games coping mechanism to escape from those feelings upon coming home. However, we recognize that the solution isn't hiding from the issue in a land of fantasy, but addressing the problem head-on.

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Lo Ping

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John Bain

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Donor Comments

Henrik Larsson

Henrik Larsson

DONATION: $25

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Jerod256

Jerod256

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Symon Goro

Symon Goro

DONATION: $10

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Mattias Åkesson

Mattias Åkesson

DONATION: $15

The mainstream media narrative on GamerGate is horrible. I support GamerGate, I'm a gamer, we're not dead and I promote inclusiveness in this industry! 4 years ago

Voight_Kampff_4

Voight_Kampff_4

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#GamerGate 4 years ago

Poldaran

Poldaran

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Gamergate does not support bullying, doxxing or threats. Here's me putting a bit of money where my mouth is. 4 years ago

Andyman

Andyman

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All for the common good! 4 years ago

Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley

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