posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 07:02 PM
Saw this on Sky News earlier, bullies can now be tracked down by a free "troll hunter" service....
The UK's first cyber-bullying charity is offering victims a free "troll hunting" service. The Cybersmile Foundation will work with a team of
covert investigators to track down and expose online bullies.
The service will be helped by a team of global forensic analysts. When trolls are identified the charity will contact internet service providers,
social network corporations and web hosting companies.
It has been set up by Scott Freeman whose 13-year-old daughter Poppy was targeted by internet bullies. He said: "With the team of experts we have put
together from around the world, and the determination I have to make a difference, the war is on.
Charity Launches Online Troll-Hunter Service
I do like this idea, and as a dad of two girls who have both had thier fair share of being bullied, it is nice to know that bullies will no longer be
I do wonder how others here feel about it though? Do you think there is a risk for this to be turned into some online vigilante group? Do you think
there is potential for details of bullies being passed onto those who shouldn't have them?
For example, if someone was bullying your kid, and this troll hunter service found out who it was, do you think they would take a back hander to
reveal a few more details?
I'm sure there are enough computer savvy people online who would do that for you anyway, and this charity would stay as professional as it can. It's
just a thought.