@harry to @melgreigradio: MURDERER.
That was said to me over and over again for two years and that was at the ‘nicer’ end of the scale of abuse.
So what does go through the mind of someone that takes the time to write abuse to a complete stranger? I wanted to find out so I went one-on-one with a troll and within three minutes I realised it wasn’t what I had expected.
A year ago I created ‘Troll Free Day’ a day of awareness to help combat cyber-bullying and it runs on the National Day of Awareness Against Bullying and Violence which is today Friday, March 17.
Listen: Trolling of Melania Trump continues. Enough, says Monique Bowley.
Half of cyber-bullying victims won’t tell anyone, adults are embarrassed and children are fearful that parents will shut down their social media pages. So who are they telling and how are they doing mentally? Suicide is the biggest killer of our young people. We need to talk. They need to know they’re supported.
Harry the Troll was angry after the prank call. He needed me to know that I had “killed” the nurse involved in the prank. He was angry. He didn’t think about my feelings or if I was a real person.
He looked me up on Facebook and wrote “MURDERER”. Did he think that I would see it?
No. He told me that he thought it was a fake account. It was real and I’m real.