Is the UK too heavy handed with Internet trolls? A thoughtful piece for our younger viewers http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/19269353
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- Shaun L+1Very well said,. It seems that some adolescents these days are unable to understand the consequences of their trolling behaviour.
The article above is just another case of media hype. Pity the tabloid journalists are unwilling to look at things from the victims' point-of-view for a change :/Aug 20, 2012
- I agree with you to an extent however the "block" button is never really an answer. If you were a Troll then chances are the 'Block' button is more of an achievement of 'winning' in their eyes. It can be useful at times however is not the solution to a wider issue.
One person blocks a troll and they move on to the next person they can find its the very definition of a troll. Where I feel that there should be some form of legal proceedings is when the troll is doing nothing more than harrasing, homophobic, racist in a clearly malicious manner etc. Some things may be deemed as unpleasant by one but cause extreme mental distress in others.
A film I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone using any 'social' media would be Cyberbully - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberbully_(film)
the media have always been praying on the 'big stories' and this is very clear by the original article piece. What I hate to see is that the media doesn't care about the cause until after the effect has already happened.
For people who may think that it is ok to bully (even in the smallest way) may like to see these statistics from bullying statistics
although the statistics may be dated by one or two years it shows a clear issue with bullying as a whole. To which many of these so called Trolls will undoubtedly have an effect on, since children and adolescents communicate as much in social media as they do in 'real world' communication. They also view their online status just as much as their offline status.Aug 20, 2012
- Lets not forget the victims, one troll has many many victims, just one undeserved negative post can be depressing, it is basically mass bullying. Yes there is freedom of speech, but what about the many victims of the one troll who have in effect lost their freedom because of it. I think prison is a bit too far, I dont want to waste my tax money on someone who has trolled me, could there not be more responsibility on ISP's to fire warning shots at the connection owner, they should drop their connection rate or limit their access on complaints, im sure the prospect of making their online gaming unplayable would be a good deterrent.Aug 20, 2012
- Kee Lo+2I might be old fashioned, but I think these sorts should be made to do some half graft for their sins. Too many people now, and lets not just blame the young, as it's people in their 30s and 40s doing this too; pick on people and think nothing of it. There's an old saying "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" but sometimes the victim just doesn't feel able to respond. The other problem is I find most of these people have nothing to do in their lives and no intensives to do better in life, they're just left there in their own homes to do nothing and given everything they want.Aug 20, 2012
- I want to live in a civilisation of positive thinkers adding value to each others' life. There's no time or space for such negativity... deportation to an unconnected island.Aug 20, 2012
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