Another Brick In THE WALL

Mar
2014
02

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WallIf you are from my generation Another Brick in the Wall brings back memories of one of the best classic rock songs by Pink Floyd.

Today we can use it as an analogy.

We have our Facebook wall (or timeline), we have streams on Twitter and Instagram and other social networking apps that we enjoy mingling with friends on.

If you are like me, you don’t like waking up to rude comments posted on your social networking sites.  As we know some people go too far and it extends into peer cruelty.

This is at all ages, I am not only speaking about kids, since I know firsthand adults are guilty of online gossip and harassment.  This needs to stop – and should stop with us.

Let’s think of each others wall as individual bricks — and each brick can either build a person or break them down.

It is really that simple – words matter, keystrokes count and you have the ability to use them or abuse them.

How will you design your brick wall?  Bricks are a strong stone – like the Internet – it can leave a permanent scar and emotionally damage the well-being of people’s mental health.

Brick walls can be beautiful too.  It is completely up to you.  How you decide to use your words.

In reality — I am not talking about brick walls, I am talking about social networking.  #iCANHELP Campaign created a fantastic message “The Wall” as reminder to everyone that your words do matter.

Follow them on Twitter and join them on Facebook.

Learn to Stop It and STACK IT!

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