[LINK] Oh, that evil Internet!

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Jul 24 11:58:06 AEST 2009

On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 at 17:15:39 +0800 Crispin Harris wrote:
> ... I think that this is more of an education/coping-skills exercise
> in most cases. Specifically the skill/knowledge to walk away from an online
> conversation that is getting nasty.
> And all of us know how hard THAT can be - even with the wisdom and
> experience of our years.
> ...
True, but there's a lesson to be taught on the other side: how serious 
an offence bullying can be. As it stands, the guilty rarely feel that way.

For mine, driving someone to suicide is potentially manslaughter, if not 
murder. With the usual caveats about youthful inexperience, the 
punishment should fit the crime. Not all of the bullies have youth as an 
excuse: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Megan_Meier>.
David Boxall                         | ignorance more frequently
                                     | begets confidence than does
http://david.boxall.name             | knowledge
                                     | --Charles Darwin (introduction
                                     |  to 'The Descent of Man' 1871)

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