You might be an online bully if…

online bully pic…if these statements ring true:

  • I often frame my political opinions in terms of good vs. evil.
  • I tend to only read and share articles from specific media outlets.  I’m not really interested in the other side.
  • When I comment on (or about) others’ posts, I use words and phrases like: idiot, crock, farce, TOTALLY disagree, stupid, ____-wing agenda, fool/foolish/fooled, shame on you, and stop-just-stop.
  • My online comments have a harsher tone than my in-person conversations.
  • When people disagree with me, I tell them off and set them straight!

If you are an online bully, spend some time reflecting on why.  And then look for my thoughts about possible reasons why–in an upcoming post.

Nathaniel is CEO of AidChild.org. He holds a Master's Degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University where he was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and winner of the 2010 Harvard HDP Marshal Award. He also holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego where he was the Dammeyer Fellow in Global Education Leadership, and a Cordes Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration. Nathaniel is author of "We Are Not Mahogany: Three stories about the male African life." Prior to his move to Uganda in 2000, Nathaniel was Deputy Director of the Office of the Governor of Arizona, and Director of Education at Leadership, Inc.

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