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Tmnt: Greatest Loss: Chapter 16"My sons, wake up."Tmnt: Greatest Loss: Chapter 16 by peacedudete
"Huh... oh what's going on sensei?" Leonardo asked as he woke up.
"We are at the lair, my son. I am going to wake your brothers. I want you to get a few things that we will need. Shredder knows where our lair is so we need to hurry." Splinter explained. Leo nodded and moved his baby brothers legs off his own and leaned Donnie on the wall. Once Leonardo was getting supplies, Splinter woke up his other sons. "Raphael, Donatello, wake up." Splinter said as he shook Donatello's shoulder.
"Master Splinter, are... are we home?" Donnie asked.
"Yes, we are. Shredder knows where the lair is and he's probably planning to attack soon so we must hurry. April, Casey and your brothers are going to gather up all the supplies we need. You and I need to cast Michelangelo's leg. After that we are leaving." Splinter told Donatello as he stood up.
"Ok, I need to prepare a few things for Mikey." Donnie said then left to his lab. Splinter picked his youngest son u
Cyber bullying is, without question, a growing problem in today's social networking society, and quite literally, a silent killer. It is our feeling, as deviants, that more action should be taken by the DeviantART staff to prevent this.
According to DeviantART's etiquette, cyber bullying would fall under “discouraged commentary”, being known as having “the potential to escalate into an aggressive or abusive situation...we discourage public accusations and other similar situations.” It is clear that the DeviantART staff does work to keep the peace on DeviantART, and make it a positive experience for all of it's users. They discourage harassment and exploitation of other users and heated public disputes and encourage users to report acts of such nature; however, discouraging is still tolerating, and we do not believe that bullying should be tolerated on DeviantART.
It is important to understand, however, that cyber bullying does not include things such as a mutual argument between two or more people. Cyber bullying is deliberate and personal attacks intended to intimidate, threaten, humiliate, degrade and/or disgrace an individual on the internet, whether or not they are posted publicly or sent privately. This behavior is quite different than two or more people engaging in a personal argument and thus, should be handled differently. Cyber bullying should be considered “Prohibited Commentary”, punishable by banishment. It is a concern of many that simply discouraging such behavior by removing the offending deviations is ineffective in preventing bullying because it allows the bullies to continue their behavior and encourages them to then resort to harassing via private communication.
We understand that there is always more than one side to every conflict and sometimes it can be difficult to define a behavior as “bullying”, because some conflicts are made to look one-sided, but might be a mutual argument. This is why, to be fair, we believe that anyone accused of bullying should be given an opportunity to plead their case before being banished.
Therefore, we as DeviantART users believe that cyber bullying should be treated and handled with more severity than a 'discouraged commentary', and should be treated as an offense that is punishable by banishment.
Please sign and re-post this petition if you agree. (taken from spectra615)