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IN People ON 31 Jan, 2016
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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Australian journalist, Alanah Pearce, receives an average of one rape threat every week online.
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.
She bans and ignores online trolls and abusers. But, she also informs authority figures such as parents in case of young boys.
The 22-year-old is baffled by the surprising amount of threats and abuses that she faces online.
She has faced bullies at school too, and the best advice she ever got is to ignore such people.
She feels that these bullies should be given something to fear. It is important to give them real-world ocnsequences for their online actions.
She says that victims of online threats and bullies should never respond to the offenders directly, espacially online.