[LINK] itNews: Tas Police fed up with Social Media

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Mon Jul 16 13:48:20 AEST 2012

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 11:03:34AM +1000, Jim Birch wrote:
> This is an example of the popular intuition that the Internet is
> somehow official or something so higher standards apply and the
> government is responsible, when in fact the opposite - it's down to
> you baby - more often applies.

i thought it was because schoolkids today are taught to be gutless
dobbers rather than to stand up and defend themselves. in fact, they get
punished for defending themselves (verbally or otherwise) - it seems as
if it's a worse "crime" than the initial bullying.

the "innocence of childhood" is bullshit and children are nasty vicious
amoral self-centred thugs - what bullies learn when their victim runs
and dobs rather than defend themself is that they are, in fact, a victim
and can be targetted again in future.

even worse, they learn that a *very* effective bullying technique is to
accuse their victim of bullying, thus engaging the allegedly responsible
adults around them to do the bullying and victimisation for them.

it's not only 'computer hackers' who perform social-engineering attacks
on rule systems. kids test boundaries to find the limits and the
available exploits.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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