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Words hurt, just like sticks and stones.

This is The Honest Factor’s world-wide request to delete your http://www.formspring.me account and never look back. Cyber bullies have no logic or sympathy and you are their target. With the internet being such a major part in how people, especially young adults, chat, bullying has escalated to another level that the law just doesn’t regulate yet.

Above is Alexis Pilkington, a 17 year old Long Island teenager who took her life this past Sunday following vicious posts made on her formspring account. What is so shocking is that even after her announced death, the posts continued. Anonymity is a funny thing and people continue to believe they can hide their faces behind a computer screen and post whatever they want without any repercussions. This superman feeling of being able to do whatever you want needs to stop and it needs to stop now.

I am disgusted to know how cruel people can be behind a computer. Words hurt, whether they are typed or spoken, and young adults need to realize that while the words are not out loud, they are calculated by the brain the same way.  Those responsible, and you know who you are, should be ashamed of yourselves. You will now have to live with a death on your shoulders and although you didn’t pull a trigger or commit a physical crime, your verbal actions drove a human being to the edge.

This is a plea to the government to start regulating cyber-bulling the way you would verbal assault. Teenagers, young adults and adults cannot go on believing the internet is a safe way to hide from the law and their actions need a punishment.

We ask that you sign the petition below to get the law changed to help protect those affected by cyber-bullying!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PETITION

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FACEBOOK PAGE IN MEMORIAM

What are you feelings about this? How honest can you be and what is your HONEST FACTOR?

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  1. March 25, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    So sad that a life was lost because people don't know when to just shut up!

  2. March 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You are absolutely correct Honest Factor. We need to stop this behavior by asking our congressman for legislation to make Cyber Bulling a crime. Bulling is wrong in our neighborhoods, schools and certainly on the internet. No matter how you cut it, it hurts. Thank you honestfactor.com for bringing these issues to light without the control of media. It is our Honest Factor.

  3. March 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    It's so sad. She is beautiful. Thank you Honest Factor

  4. March 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Way to go Honest Factor! Who are You? Your are always so spot on. I only wish that someone who can really change the law sees things the way you (and I) do. So very sad. Hopefully, the law will change soon.

  5. April 3, 2010 at 12:08 am

    The last place we should be asking help from is the Government. Like Ronald Reagan once said " The scariest words in the English language are We are from the government and we are here to help. What these cyber bullies needed was a swift kick in there asses from there momma, but because we need two parents to work to make ends meet this is no longer possible. The Government can help all of us raise our children if the just stopped taxing our asses to death.

  6. April 8, 2010 at 12:54 am

    after reading this i will now delete my formspring accoun even tho people didnt right mean things, i don't want to give them ay chance to write bad things. thank you honest factor

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