There are a number of abusive behaviours that I’ve noticed are much too frequently swept under the rug and accepted in society as the normal. They are often seen as nothing more than ‘a bit of banter’ or ‘joke’, but are in fact extremely harming. Cyber Abuse is one of them.
Social Media is a platform where I often see abuse occur more often than actual socialising. Daily a scenario plays out where I will be scrolling through my Facebook or Twitter news feeds and in a number of minutes come across a post attacking or ‘having a go’ at another, or a thread of comments where 3, 4 or even more people are arguing back and forth using vile language I can never quite picture escaping from their lips. Conversations can easily get out of hand, with comments quickly turning threatening and/or slanderous, e.g.
Over the last week, the Internet in schools around my town has been shut off. Why? Pornography.
A teacher in my school caught some children (aged 13) in her class looking at pornography during lessons, and it was realised that there were pornographic websites that had not been filtered/blocked on the school’s Wi-Fi. So they shut everything down, and did a large number of security checks.
I know for a fact, that this will not end the issue.
Pornography is everywhere -
All of the blogs on From Our Eyes have been written by young people. They are about the kind of issues and problems teenagers face on a constant basis, as well as worldwide epidemics that not only youth, but EVERYONE experiences day to day.