Special comments

In response to tragedies and catastrophic events around the world, Sunfull sponsors the posting of special messages for the people whose lives are impacted by those tragedies or catastrophic events.

Sunfull Benefits

The posting of positive and thoughtful messages by Sunfull’s participants:

  • Gives hope to those who are being harassed. Sunfull members post positive messages that counter-balance the malicious, negative messages.
  • Shows bullies positive comments in action, which can encourage them to change their posting habits.
  • Provides students the experience of posting positive messages, which reduces the potential for those students to harass others in the future.

Sunfull special comments pages foster an awareness of how their positive comments can help people in other countries.

Special comments overview

In addition to encouraging people, especially students, to post positive and meaningful comments to countering bullying and the hateful messages that are posted on the Internet, we also create special comment pages on our website where messages related to tragic or catastrophic events around the world can be posted.

The first special comments page was established in February 2008 in response to the school shooting at Northern Illinois University that resulted in the deaths of five people. That first page was followed by a second page for the people of China following the Sichuan earthquake in May of 2008.

The comments for those first two special comments pages were posted in Korean. In response to the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we established a method, working with LiveRe, for Korean and other non-English speaking people to choose a comment from a list of pre-written suggestions.

Current special comments programs

Currently, there is no active special comments programs.

Past special comments programs

Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 2012 - On Friday, December 14, 2012, twenty children and six faculty members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.A. were shot and killed by a gunman who had earlier that day killed his own mother and took his own life at the end of his rampage.

This incident has aroused a great grief all around the world. Sunfull extended an invitation to anyone who was moved by this tragedy to post a message of condolence for the families, friends, and neighbors of the victims who were going through unimaginably sorrowful to provide a token of comfort.

From December 26, 2012 to February 28, 2013, visitors to the Sunfull site posted over 5,000 messages of condolences. Those messages were bound into a book that was presented to Ambassador Sung Kim, the U.S. Ambassador to Korea on March 5, 2013 - Sandy Hook Condolence page.

Sichuan earthquake, May 2008 - Following the magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan, China in May of 2008, which resulted the deaths of an estimated 68,000 people, many countries, including Japan and Korea sent teams of experts to help with the rescue effort.

Following postings of derogatory comments about China by people in Korea, some Chinese people started posting negative comments about the efforts of the Korean rescue team, while other Chinese people were posting positive comments about the efforts of the Japanese rescue team.

Sunfull, in response to the tragedy and to the negative comments by the Korean netizens, set up a special condolence page where Sunfull members could post messages of condolence for the Chinese people affected by the tragedy.

Northern Illinois University school shooting, February 2008 - On the afternoon of February 14, 2008, a former student of Northern Illinois University in the United States, armed with multiple firearms, entered a lecture hall and opened fire on the students and the instructor. Before the gunman turned the gun on himself, committing suicide, he had shot 21 other people, killing 5 and injuring 16 people. This was the fourth-deadliest university shooting in United States history up to that time.