Thanks for reading. I think the relative anonymity of the internet doesn’t help. For some people, being able to hide behind a nickname allows them to vent their frustrations on people who they’ll never have to look in the eyes.
I read a book called Extreme Mean — she talks about putting internet bullies into the same room as their victims to see what would happen. It was fascinating. One of them kept saying he’s sorry, and that he didn’t really think of her as a “real” person. Kind of boggled my mind a little.