[LINK] Oh, that evil Internet!

David Boxall 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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