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Cyberbullying expert comments on "tackling the trolls"
Dr. Wanda Cassidy, SFU Education professor and noted cyberbullying expert, commented in a recent thestar.com article "Tackling the trolls: How people are fighting back against online harassment."
"Cassidy says that society as a whole needs to be more proactive, communicating to perpetrators that their behavior is unacceptable. Laws also need to keep pace with technology, she adds.
'In other words, the onus shouldn’t only fall to the victims to try to stop the behaviour. Many are too traumatized to fight back or to know what to do,' she says."