Social media is such a useful tool, you can get instant responses from all sorts of groups and organisation.
For most of the time the ‘conversation’ is helpful and supportive, but all too often posts will attract some vile and discrediting comments, and before you know where you are, the keyboard warriors, who hide behind anonymous names, gather others around them to target certain groups.
In the world of Parental/Grandparent Alienation, Domestic abuse, or true equality, the keyboard warriors are just ready to pounce.
If we are trying to raise awareness of these issues, we have to be open to listen and hear different points of view, we may not always agree but that doesn’t mean that we have to stoop to level of others.
To engage with those who have only one aim, to discredit or to derail our purpose, is pointless and a total waste of energy.
Personally, my only aim is to raise awareness of the life long damage that is done to children/grandchildren as a result of estrangement/alienation.
This is not a competition, this is not about who is the ‘head’ of a group or organisation, it is only about the rights of children/grandchildren.
It is true to say, that the closer you get to the problem, the more you open the wound, the more criticism you can expect.
The keyboard warrior, doesn’t like it when we are near the truth, they become defensive and argumentative.
All that shows is that these people never put the children first, they put their own issues with another adult above everything else, they convince themselves that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
Before you think I have been a target, I haven’t, not lately anyway. It is others who have been on the receiving end of this hostility, but we are all working together to expose this emotional abuse against a generation of children who are hurting, so we need to speak up for one another and be united.