1. The Internet makes it easier for people to be mean.
Howard’s right! A lot of online bullies only feel confident enough to post mean-spirited things because they don’t have to reveal their identities. It’s easy to act tough behind a screen, but most trolls are probably insecure about their own lives.
Instead of letting a faceless bully get the better of you, remember that the commenter is a person who most likely wouldn’t have the courage — or would even want — to say hurtful things to your face.