Sunday, May 10, 2015

Community Safety Cyber Bullying Covert Bullying Anti-Social Vigilantism Defamation Facebook Social Media “A man who took an innocent selfie at Westfield Knox has his image splashed all over Facebook by a mum who thought he took photos of her children” Knox Leader May 07, 2015 2:10PM Hyper-Vigilantism Social Exclusion Appropriate Attitudes towards Men Sexism Gender Equality Rule of Law Due Process Gender-Equal Application of the Law Respect of One Person for Another



"The victim was relatively fortunate in that someone bothered to tell him what was being said about him, 
such is the low regard we have for victims assuming that they deserve their fate and "musta done something" 
and the high regard we have for cyber bullies and covert bulllies."


Pete Dowe


Detective Acting Inspector Allan Price said it was a timely reminder of the perils of social media.

“We would encourage anyone in a similar situation to contact police and report the matter as opposed to turning to social media,” he said.

“Members of the public must not believe everything they read on personal social media pages and refer to reliable sources for their information such as the Victoria Police Facebook page or Victoria Police News.”
  

It would appear that this woman's vigilantism committed the crime of cyber-bullying. If we are to take the issue of cyber-bullying seriously and to "encourage anyone in a similar situation to contact police and report the matter as opposed to turning to social media” this woman ought be charged with the crime of cyber-bullying

Pete Dowe


A man who took an innocent selfie at Westfield Knox has his image splashed all over Facebook by a mum who thought he took photos of her children


A MAN who innocently took a selfie at Westfield Knox has found himself labelled a creep by people on Facebook.
The man had been in the Target store yesterday and took a selfie near some Star Wars merchandise located in the children’s section.
A Knox woman mistakenly believed he was taking photos of her children and took her complaint to security before snapping a picture of the man and then sharing it on her Facebook page.
Her post was shared several hundred times.
However inquires to Knox Police by the Leader revealed that the alleged incident was a misunderstanding and the man had been wrongly labelled a “creep” and a “pedo” by Facebook users.
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Facebookers responded swiftly to a post from Knox Leader to tell them the man was innocent, when it was shared more than 400 times in an hour.
“Lesson learnt. Deleted straight away. Apologies to the man himself,” wrote one woman.
Another woman wrote: “and this is how people are wrongly accused and get a label for something they genuinely haven’t done …”.
Police said the man contacted them after he became aware of the post, to clear his name and explain the circumstances around his selfie.

Detective Acting Inspector Allan Price said it was a timely reminder of the perils of social media.
“We would encourage anyone in a similar situation to contact police and report the matter as opposed to turning to social media,” he said.
“Members of the public must not believe everything they read on personal social media pages and refer to reliable sources for their information such as the Victoria Police Facebook page or Victoria Police News.”
 
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