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Female Journalist Strikes Back At Online Bullies, See How!

The online world has become like a bubble that stays largely isolated from the real world. Because of that, many people's behaviours online is quite unacceptable brash and rude, because they know that their actions online can't harm or effect them in the real world. 
Australian journalist, Alanah Pearce, regularly faces rape threats online, for probably the same reason - that these bullies think they can do anything online and get away with it. That's why, Ms Pearce strikes back by giving these bullies something to worry about.

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Female Journalist Strikes Back At Online Bullies, See How!

Female Journalist Strikes Back At Online Bullies, See How!

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Alanah Pearce

Alanah Pearce

Australian journalist, Alanah Pearce, receives an average of one rape threat every week online.

Sources of abuse

Sources of abuse

She receives most of these abusing threats on Facebook, and also on Youtube. She has noticed that a large portion of these rape threats that she receives is from young boys.

Striking back

Striking back

She bans and ignores online trolls and abusers. But, she also informs authority figures such as parents in case of young boys.

Surprising amount of threats

Surprising amount of threats

The 22-year-old is baffled by the surprising amount of threats and abuses that she faces online.

At school too...

At school too...

She has faced bullies at school too, and the best advice she ever got is to ignore such people.

But ,she begs to differ

But ,she begs to differ

She feels that these bullies should be given something to fear. It is important to give them real-world ocnsequences for their online actions.

One piece of advice

One piece of advice

She says that victims of online threats and bullies should never respond to the offenders directly, espacially online.

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