I don't read that stuff, and I don't know any details, but what I can tell you is that every sort of abusive behaviour out there is going through the roof, and that this is one of the key areas where God-fearing Jews really have to stand up and be counted.
What ALL abusers have in common is that they treat other people like rubbish, destroy their self-respect and human dignity, and make them feel worthless.
And guess what? ALL forms of abuse contain some form of emotional abuse, whatever else is going on. Emotional abuse is defined like this:
Emotional abuse happens when someone uses words or actions to control, frighten or isolate someone, or to take away their self-respect.
And guess what? This is happening all around us in 2016 - even on 'respectable' orthodox Jewish websites and publications, and even in 'respectable' orthodox Jewish homes and institutions.
Every time we indulge ourselves in a bit of 'emotional abuse', (especially with our own loved ones, God-forbid) we are hurting their souls and their self-esteem, and we are making it so much easier for an abusive someone else to come along and hurt them even more, because when someone is used to having their soul crushed, and being pushed around and treated like rubbish, they become a magnet for other abusive people.
Trouble is, emotional abuse, especially online, has become such a 'standard' thing that most of us have even forgotten it's a problem. BUT IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM! Whoever is emotionally-abusing other people online is also doing that in their 'real life', too!
Part of the reason God is showing us all these huge abuse scandals so close to home is so that WE take a long, hard look at how we may be contributing to an overall atmosphere that says it's 'OK' to abuse other people if it's 'only' our kids, or 'only' online, or if it's 'only' in the comments section, or on Facebook, or if we're doing it anonymously.
To that end, I've put together an infographic that spells out what abusive behaviour actually is, and you can also read more about it in this article, over on spiritualselfhelp.org:
It's bad enough this stuff is happening in the secular world. That it's also occurring - a lot - in the orthodox Jewish world is a massive chillul Hashem. But we CAN do something to start turning the tide, and that something - as always - begins with us.