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Trolls, Fanboys and Lurkers: Improving Online Commenting Culture

"Do you call that a haircut? I hope you didn't pay for it." "Oh please this is rubbish, you're a disgrace to yourself and your profession." These are just two examples of comments that have followed articles I have written in my career. While they may seem benign compared with the sort of violent and [...]

School, Not Online, Most Likely Place For Bullying

Children are twice as likely to suffer bullying at school as opposed to online or at work, according to a new study. The survey of 1000 young people aged 14-25 also found that 23 per cent of respondents had been bullied in the past 12 months, but only half had sought help. Bullying ranged from [...]

Don’t Feed The Trolls Is Really Good Advice – Here’s Why

Darren Woodward/Shutterstock Images Almost half the population of the planet now has access to the internet, with about one in three of those people regularly active on social media. But this increased opportunity to socialise and communicate in a virtual environment has offered new avenues for antisocial behaviour. The problem of cyberbullying has [...]