By: Alastair Reid | Journalism.co.uk
The topic of online abuse has been coming under scrutiny in recent weeks as society explores ways to apply the same social norms and repercussions of anti-social behaviour from real life to social interaction on the internet. In social media, the police are being consulted with regards to escalating threats of violence against women in the media on Twitter – from assault, to rape and, most recently, bomb threats – while Mary Beard is dealing with trolls by threatening to tell the offender’s mother.
Finally somebody is writing about a real problem with online comments. Clearly, if you want you web site to be read, you have to remove the bullies and the abusers. If not, they will be the only ones reading your site.
Online comments need adult supervision