It’s really easy to be mean over the internet. Something about sitting in front of a screen seems to make people able to say really awful things they probably would never dream of saying in real life.
When I started gaming where it’s normal for everyone to insult each other, it was really easy to get sucked into that too without even realising it. Eventually though, I decided I didn’t want to be that kind of person.
But, being so easily tempted I knew I needed really solid gaming friends around me who also wanted to make the gaming world a friendlier place. When I failed (and got all nasty again) they helped me get back on track.
Is there something you need good, solid friends to keep you from being sucked into?