One of the issues with being a netizen is that you have the power to be heard by a wide audience while behind a computer screen.
Many people online have abused this privilege and are quick to judge others who they don’t really know. Some have even become cyber-bullies or trolls – cowardly people who find amusement in mocking others.
They’re quick to point out very insignificant mistakes and thus make laughing stocks out of complete strangers.
Netizen Sales Isagani harmlessly wanted to share how his day was going on Facebook. While his post became a viral hit, it was for the wrong reasons.
Isagani posted two photos of him enjoying two packs of biscuits and what appeared to be some milk. He captioned this post with “Breakfast muna guys bago matulog.”
When he uploaded his innocent post, some netizens were quick to judge him for ironically using words “breakfast” and “tulog” in the same sentence.
Many reacted unkindly to the photos and shared his post with the intention of mocking him. These netizens were practically bullying Isagani because of one simple sentence.
What these people didn’t realize was that Isagani is actually a security guard who worked the night shift. Naturally, that meant he had to sleep during the day after eating breakfast.
Fortunately for Isagani, other mature and reasonable netizens came to his defense. They emphasized that there are people who work night shifts and that they shouldn’t judge anyone too quickly.
Specifically, a Facebook user called JD Ros offered a supportive hand to the security guard. He questioned the intelligence of some of the commenters on Isagani’s post.
He even went the extra mile and shared Isagani’s post with this caption:
“Tawa ng tawa mga tao sakanya, di mawari kung kahapon lang ba sila pinanganak.
Di nyo ba alam ung night shift ha? Tanga alangan namang mag hapunan sya sa umaga , eh kung umaga tapos ng shift nya edi breakfast nga kakainin nya bago ung pagtulog nya.“
This should serve as a reminder to anyone using the internet to stop having such a narrow-minded view on things. If you don’t know the whole story then don’t comment like a know-it-all. There’s always more to people than what we can see on social media.
Remember that the next time you think about making fun of your fellow netizen.
Let us know what you think of cyber bullies and those who fight them in the comments section!