Relationship Between Aspergers and Cyber-Bullying
I have a disability called Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests, so I am bullied a lot. The bullying started in Kindergarten and it is continuing in the present day. It was just teasing and name-calling, and the expression "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me" is wrong. Words do hurt a lot, some may even kill. But one day, this incident changed my life forever.
One day, I was on MySpace and some guy I didn't even know said very mean things to me. He called me a b!@#$ and said he was going to f!@# me up. The Next Day, he wrote other mean stuff, saying f!@# my dad and calling him Mr. Clean since he shaved his hair years ago. We reported the incident to the school, and they said they were going to investigate it, but about a week later, we didn't hear anything about the incident. We decided to report it to the Police, but they said that I should sign up for self defense classes. The underlying attitude was that it was my fault that I was getting bullied. Now, I am afraid that next time my parents report bullying, they'll say,"Your son's a little different and it bothers other people, so he brings this on himself because of who he is." Since I have Asperger Syndrome, I was bullied because I was different from other kids. Today, I heard nothing from the investigation, and I still get bullied today.