Extreme Mean Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
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From one of Canada's foremost and popular investigative journalists, a groundbreaking expose on cyberbullying and the toll it is taking on both children and adults. "I have nobody, I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd." Not long after she wrote this online, 16-year-old Amanda Todd killed herself, a victim of hateful and nonstop cyberbullying that followed her wherever she went. When Paula Todd (no relation) saw this, she decided to put her formidable investigative and legal skills to work and uncover what is at the dark heart of a phenomenom that is unfortunately making headlines all over the world. Using exclusive personal stories of cyberbullying, the author paints a very distressing view of online culture and interaction: kids are dying, communities are being divided, public funds are being over-expended, and freedom of expression is being strangled. The good news is that the internet can itself be used to redirect the fingers of the mean and dangerous. We may never eliminate online maligning, blackmailing, and corruption, but the author argues that we can understand it sufficiently to carve out a blueprint for its antidote. Paula Todd has made a career of breaking the biggest stories, and with Extreme Mean she's exposed one of society's most pervasive and insidious crimes.
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