Posted: 29 November, 2014
Aussie Gamer Outsmarts Trolls by Telling Mums!
Strikes back at bullies, becomes our hero. Win-win.
The world of gaming can be pretty petty, especially when it comes to judging the people who write reviews for websites, radio and TV. No-one knew this better than Digital TV and community radio reviewer Alanah Pearce, who receives plenty of (often sexist and threatening) ‘feedback’ from ‘enthusiastic’ readers and listeners on her Facebook page.
So, she decided to tell their mums.
She told the Guardian that she realised most of the threats weren’t coming from grown men, but from teenaged boys, and that their mothers might benefit from knowing what their bundles of joy get up to online. So far she has only had one response, but it’s a great example of what you can do if you think creatively and rise above the haters!
Check out the [Very NSFW, trigger warning] uncensored tweet and follow Alanah on Twitter here.