12 Mar '17, 9pm

Victims of cyber bullying 'easily turn into tormentors'

Joyce (not her real name) was not your typical meek or reserved cyber-bullying victim. She was a leader in university and often took part in committees and dialogues with the school management. Five years ago, there was public concern regarding certain activities taking place on campus. She was one of the student representatives who met school officials to discuss the matter and come up with boundaries for such activities. To her surprise, undergraduates who were dissatisfied with the new rules went online and took their frustration out on her. "It was an organised effort as at least 50 people went to the student group's Facebook page to post negative comments, my personal Facebook page was also flooded," said Joyce, 25, now a public servant working in a statutory board. "They blamed and mocked me as an ineffectual leader and called me names. When I tried to remove those c...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/victims-of-cyber-bu...

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