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Thoughts on Social Media Abuse

So last evening, along with most of the population, the national team had just gone one goal down and we all held our breath. The phone broke the silence in the room as it gave its familiar indication that someone wanted to share a thought or two.

On this occasion it was from the moderator of a group we have been invited to join on Facebook. Apparently there had been a reaction to a recent post which had been put up early by us which she described as ‘horrific’. Three other members of this group had taken a dislike to our post and had a discussion on the contents which included the suggestion ‘ drown the lot of them’.

The moderator once alerted to the problem removed the comments and placed a comment asking for members to act in accordance with the guidelines of the group.