Securely masked behind their usernames, internet users are boldened to post any angry, salacious, inflammatory words that come to mind – the modern equivalent of the prank anonymous phone calls of yesteryear. Technology has taken that joy away from telephone users (via caller identification), but has given it back in a different shape: social media. “Cyberbullying” has become a major issue with teens, with a growing list of fatalities. The phenomena is so common it has been given a clinical name – “Online Disinhibition Effect”....

Read this article at Don's blog, Our American Faith.

March 17, 2014

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