“Like it or not, most of us play by the rules and have a “trusting bias.” That is, we expect others to play by the rules and to deal with us honestly (research on deception shows that even when subjects are told that they will hear 50% truths and 50% lies, they tend to believe that the majority of what they hear is truthful).
Psychology Today Nov 20th 2015 • Make it clear to your friends that you won’t be involved in bullying behaviour • Never stand by and watch or encourage bullying behaviour • Do not harass, tease or spread gossip about others, this includes on social networking sites like Facebook • Never forward on or respond to messages or photos that may be offensive or upsetting • Support the person who is being bullied to ask for help e.g. go with them to a place they can get help or provide them with information about where to go for help • Report it to someone in authority or someone you trust e.g. at school to a teacher, or a school counsellor; at work to a manager; if the bullying is serious, report it to the police; if the bullying occurs on Facebook, report it to Facebook.
Reach Out and Australian Human Rights Commission 2011
Samuel Lapp: I would only kill the bad man.
#cyberbullying is a serious crime with a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment.
How about stopping #cyberbullying? Dob in a #cyberbully
"With the growing data indicating that, for both boys and girls,
covert forms of bullying are likely to ‘cause the greatest amount of suffering,
while they have a greater chance of going unnoticed by teachers’ ,
it is clear that the old saying
‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me’
is not only inaccurate, but is also dangerous
in that it has marginalised the importance of covert bullying
in the context of school bullying policy and teacher awareness.”
Edith Cowan University 2009
"...may have had an isogenic effect, forcing students to find more covert forms of bullying .
Borkqvist  used the term the ‘effect-to-danger ratio’
to suggest that in inflicting harm on another person or group of people,
individuals look for forms of bullying that will have the greatest effect
while minimising their risk of being caught or placed in danger."
Edith Cowan University 2009
But rumour spread is not recognised as covert bullying and female aggression and I have had enough of being #defamed.
Citizens must be made aware that photos NOT put online by #victoriapolice but by members of the public implying that someone is a "social undesirable" are put online by criminal #cyberbullies.
VicPol deals In facts and evidence not rumours and when they do speak to someone they are interested in ascertaining the truth using proper and lawful processes and ask an individual for their side of the story.
Criminal cyberbullies and #covertbullies simply denounce people not caring whether they have wrongfully accused someone.
"Just the facts ma'am just the facts"
#vigilantism may be an entry-level contribution but it is not a contribution to #communitysafety.
In fact it is just the opposite making the community less safe.