Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online

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Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online

Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online By Paula Todd Extreme Mean Trolls Bullies and Predators Online From one of Canada s foremost investigative writers a groundbreaking expos on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse tormenting trolling harassment cyberbullying stalking and sexual exto

  • Title: Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
  • Author: Paula Todd
  • ISBN: 9780771084034
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online By Paula Todd From one of Canada s foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking expos on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world It seems as if each week our news broadcasts, newspaper headlines, Twitter feeds, and FacFrom one of Canada s foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking expos on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world It seems as if each week our news broadcasts, newspaper headlines, Twitter feeds, and Facebook timelines are dominated by stories of cyberbullying and other digital abuse This isn t the playground teasing and name calling of generations before the Internet This new abuse s unique characteristics anonymity, permanence, and viral audience can relentlessly exacerbate the humiliation, pain, and danger of its victims Ugly rumours that once snaked through school hallways and around the office water cooler are now delivered at lightning speed to the world, while sexual extortion and revenge porn sites target those who ve shared intimate images or had them stolen by hackers Cyberstalkers who target adults destroy reputations and careers And the splendid connectivity of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, also makes us vulnerable to interpersonal terrorism, while apps that promise privacy and rapid deletion are ridden with loopholes With vivid reportage, Paula Todd goes deep into the world of extreme mean, uncovering the people who use the Internet to undermine lives rather than improve them Through exclusive personal stories of online abuse from around the world, including the suicide of Amanda Todd and the untold costs of Rebecca Black s experience as the most hated girl on the Internet, as well as interviews with troll tormentors, accidental abusers, victimized kids, and adults, Extreme Mean explores the often surprising roots of online abuse, challenges current academic thinking, and offers new ways of understanding the nasty and the nefarious who erode humanity and threaten Internet freedom Provocative, astute and compelling, Extreme Mean is a shocking yet inspiring illustration of behaviour that affects all of us It s a call to arms for change, and a search for ways to turn a moral panic into a moral possibility.
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    1. Kyle on said:

      I wish I could say that I enjoyed this book, I didn t, but it is not a book that is meant to be enjoyed It is meant to inform Blatantly and fiercely And also, maybe it is meant as a mirror for readers to take a long, hard look into.I think this should be mandatory reading for teachers or other professionals who work with youth since they are on the frontline of this struggle Also, I think parents would value a lot of the information provided in this book, especially the small glossary of interne [...]

    2. Faye on said:

      Despite inspiring a kind of queasy anxious gut feeling examples of how horrible we can be online are just so ugly it was easy to keep turning the pages of this book Lots of thought provoking points.

    3. Linda on said:

      This is a truly important and eye opening book that everyone who spends any time online should read It s especially important reading for parents.

    4. Lauren on said:

      This was very much a research read for me, given that I do linguistic research on language, gender, and the Internet This book was a litany of case studies of online bullying, predatory behavior, and stalking, all enabled by technology The primary focus of the book was young people who don t know what they re getting into being harassed online and the myriad ways that their harassers tormented and abused them I did not come away from this book with any hope for humanity, to be honest It seems li [...]

    5. Georgie on said:

      Very interesting and topical I liked how the author didn t jump on the teh Interwebs is eeeeeeeeevil and will destroy us all bandwagon but made the point that it s how people use the Internet , as well as it s speed and omniscience, which makes it so scary and dangerous The stories she reveals of both adult and teenage or pre teen victims, cyber abusers and bystanders were fascinating, heartbreaking and terrifying Anyone who uses social networking etc or has kids who do should read it It says a [...]

    6. Chandra Rooney on said:

      This is a good introductory text, but I was hoping for something a little advanced Extreme Mean felt scattered, like a series of case studies than a cohesive narrative about the topic However, a tip of the hat to Paula Todd for doing her best and taking the risks associated with writing about the groups she mentions in her book I sincerely wish, however, that one day the conversation about hateful acts won t rely so heavily on mental illness as a cause Even when it is an underlying factor to a [...]

    7. Mrs. M. on said:

      Page 86 While only the Germans have a word for it, schadenfreude feeling joy when another person stumbles or fails, especially if we already envy them, is an ancient human impulse Kyll suomen kielest l ytyy sana vahingonilo Eik oikeastaan pelkk sana, vaan my s sanonta vahingonilo on paras ilo.Estreme Mean Trolls, bullies and predators online on hyv kirja eritt in t rke st aiheesta.

    8. Lauren on said:

      This was a really great read with good insight into what goes into the making of a cyberbully I found Todd s points reassuring, and they ve given me some new insight in how to react to the various diatribes and hate filled cyber missives I come across on a daily basis.I thought some of the book was a bit repetitive, but it doesn t detract too much from the book overall.

    9. Oma Edoja on said:

      I recommend this book for anyone who uses the internet, is a parent or carer of young children or who works with or safeguards children It features some shocking case studies, alarming facts, tips for staying safe online and a lot of thought provoking You ll be the wiser for reading it

    10. Amy on said:

      I m really interested in the topic, and the book covered a few interesting studies and stories, but the bigger picture was really lacking I didn t leave with any greater understanding.

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