[LINK] Oh, that evil Internet!
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Jul 24 13:38:30 AEST 2009
While we're on the subject:
> Facebook, MSN Messenger, MySpace, Twitter, email and SMS are merely
> conduits for the bullying that is happening everywhere: the
> schoolyard, the workplace and on the street.
> There's a family on Sydney's Northern Beaches who have been targeted
> by bullies for two generations.
> The local council built a barricade in front of their home to stop the
> tyres, cars and trailers which would regularly smash through the door.
> In this case, daddy bullies taught their sons how to intimidate people
> to make themselves feel superior.
> "Ah, Grasshopper, watch and you will learn. I might be a middle-aged
> drunk with no job and no prospects but when I terrorise people I
> become a giant!"
> Bullies use any method at their disposal. So cyber-bullying is a bit
> like throwing rotten eggs at someone's house, picking on a weaker kid
> at school or harassing a colleague at work.
> "There's been a 60 per cent increase in cyber-bullying in the past two
> years, but the amount of bullying, overall, remains the same,"
> according to Judith Barr from the charity Youth Insearch.
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