Don’t ruin your life with a threatening text, email or Facebook message


Technological advances have brought about a lot of good for people, but it has also lead to its share of issues. It is so easy to interact with people we like and don’t like. For the most part, we are one click away from getting ourselves in trouble.

In the past, when young people sent harsh comments, emails and messages to one another it was rarely faced with tough punishments. Now with the school systems and police departments more aware of the detrimental effects that hazing and bullying can have, these messages are now treated as serious threats. Some may think that this is an overreaction to the recent deaths connected to bullying, while others believe more needs to be done. Either way, the situation is that quicker action is being taken against any acts of bullying, hazing or threats.

Seeing that there is so much attention on this area, it is important that young people refrain from stating anything that resembles a threat. With these messages being sent through the computer or phone, it also makes it much easier for the police to gather evidence. In the end, if you think it may be perceived as a threat, it is unwise to write the statement.

Aside from facing potential punishment from schools, the suspected offender who wrote the threat may face criminal consequences. A criminal record for a young person may be detrimental for the person being accepted to college, getting a job and his or her life. So think twice before writing a threatening message to anyone.

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  1. Hi there,

    I found your paper quite interesting and really appreciate your efforts in raising awareness which is applicable to the daily routine of people in the 21st century. You have picked a strong point here by showing how this digital age can have negative repercussion in the long run – ruin life and unemployment as you have mentioned. There is sometimes a proliferation of good comment while other can be humiliating which can sometimes create racial conflicts. Actually all these draconian laws have been enforced in order to minimise conflicts between parties and the most traumatic is creating a racial war.

    Actually you are right that all message or posts being sent from computer/phone are being filtered, and in Mauritius the Cyber Crime deals with comments that can humiliate d’autrui. As we are aware, facebook has been the self-control killers whereby it has created an online village or the worst scenarios, affect an individual self esteem, while business have use this power to focus on monetization. Matter fact young generation sometimes misinterprets both online and offline world whereby private information is voiced out which can violates the right of civil laws.

    Actually your topic can be a direct reference as mine which revolves around how social networking sites, mainly facebook has affected the life of people.

    So you can check out my blog: http://yanish3387.wordpress.com/narrating-my-personal-interest/


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