She is smart, passionate and very savvy.
She could have allowed them to scare her. She could have replied to them with abuse. She could have called the police. She could have ignored it.
She did none of these things.
But what she did do scared the pants of those teens in a way that none of those things ever could.
Alanah Pearce dobbed on them to their mums.
That’s right. Determined to show the teens that there were consequences for violently threatening people online, Alanah tracked down the mothers of her abusers, and showed them the threats.
BOOM. GAME OVER.
So far she’s received one response from a mother who was nothing short of furious.
“She responded in almost exactly the way I wanted her to,” Alanah told the Guardian. “The fact she called him a little sh*t I found funny as well because I thought that but I wasn’t going to say anything.”