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Cheerleader Takes On Facebook Cyberbullying

February 11, 2013

Kaitlyn Collins

Former Green Bay Packers cheerleader Kaitlyn Collins has shown the world that you don’t have to sit down and take cyberbullying on the chin. The comments shared on the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page were both downright degrading and insulting, going to the other end of the spectrum of being supportive to her and disgusted by their co-fans comments.

On Monday night, that page ran a photo of Collins with the caption “Like If You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!”

Kaitlyn Collins is an inspiration to people who are and have been the target of cyberbullies. Her Youtube video against her attackers is a must watch. There is a lot of truth with the saying, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’.

Facebook apparently didn’t agree that the post met its definition of cyberbullying, and so did not take the post down. But as the comments on the post softened and even chastised the very idea of such a cheap shot, the Fan Page decided to take down the post on its own. “We did not see all the posts to take down the Cheerleader pic until today,” the administrators of the page wrote on Thursday afternoon. “We get hundreds of messages per day and are not always on here. The issue has been resolved. Please respect one another and do not bully on this page.”

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Collins for taking such a stance and getting a positive result. It’s also uplifting to see that the administrators of the Bears Fans page took the appropriate action of taking down the photo. But no congratulations to Facebook for keeping the post on their site when it should have been taken down immediately.


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Christopher is an IT specialist with 30 years of experience in developing technology working with corporates and SME’s. Chris is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, as well as numerous certificate based qualifications in technology and application development. Christopher is the CEO of internetSOS - A project to help people learn how to protect themselves online.

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