Block her. Delete her. Unfollow her.
You are in control of the negativity you consume, especially online.
I followed a mean girl for awhile. She was a loud female voice in the sea of mostly male educators on Twitter.
I unfollowed her after I saw her bash teachers (including her own children’s) who didn’t use much technology as she thought they should.
I silenced her in my world and moved on.
But too many of my friends still hear her. You wouldn’t believe how many have shared stories about someone being mean online. When I ask, It’s always the same mean girl!
Ladies, even if someone is sharing something useful, you do not have expose yourself to negativity to receive it.
There are so many—often quieter—knowledgeable and kind educators sharing online. Find and follow them instead.
Have you had a mean girl experience on Twitter? Insta? Are you still following her? No names of course.
I'm a teacher, mama, and mentor. I created the You Before School e-course and more. I'm here to encourage and share self-efficacy skills for women.