The Trolls Are Attacking the Castle; What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

The Trolls Are Attacking the Castle; What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

You can almost find everything imaginable online – if you cannot find something it’s because it hasn’t been invented yet. The Internet is a landscape ripe for creativity and sharing, but it also has a dirty little not-so-secret secret – the Internet can also be a mean place. We’ve even come up with a name for these people – trolls. These are not the cute rainbow colored hair dolls of our youth and the recent movie, but keyboard tough guys and gals. If you have spent any time online you know what I am talking about. Clarify your position “once” if what you posted wasn’t clear and left room for misinterpretation. Do not try to engage every single person as you will never win and you will drive yourself mad trying to convince everyone of your position. Once you’ve stated your case or corrected what you were trying to say the first time, go silent. The Internet is great for trolls but even better for those who like to rally around the “harassed”. As stated above, you can’t take on the trolls by yourself.

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The Internet is a fantastic and simultaneously overwhelming place. The internet is full of useful information, companies, and e-commerce possibilities. You can almost find everything imaginable online – if you cannot find something it’s because it hasn’t been invented yet.

This is a place where families share pictures and recipes and plan activities. Even our parents are online. The Internet is a landscape ripe for creativity and sharing, but it also has a dirty little not-so-secret secret – the Internet can also be a mean place.

There are many people that relish the opportunity to make someone’s life miserable and pounce on a person’s social posts. We’ve even come up with a name for these people – trolls. These are not the cute rainbow colored hair dolls of our youth and the recent movie, but keyboard tough guys and gals. If you have spent any time online you know what I am talking about. This happens to celebrities, politicians, and even everyday people when…

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