Today I talk about two items that have been in the news recently that can lead to a better Twitter experience for everyone.
Item 1: Twitter Harassment
Twitter announced recently on it's blog that it making a much needed addition to the process of reporting harassment. Twitter will now offer a document containing the information of reported tweets of threats and harassment directly to the reportee that can be given to police for investigative purposes.
For anyone that has ever gone through the process of trying to report this type of situation, there is an onus on you to document the information which can be onerous to say the least.
Now, with the click of an option, Twitter will email you your report that can be given to police!
To start the process, all you have to do is report the offending tweet (screen shot) of the reporting function:
The team at The Canadian Safe Schools Network have taken a very popular comedy piece by Jimmy Kimmel and added a serious twist. Instead of celebrities reading mean tweets from their audience, kids are reading mean tweets from their haters.
The concept follows right along the Kimmel model and then the laugh track quiets and you get a punch in the gut when it dawns on you that this in no laughing matter and this is what many kids actually endure on a daily basis.
First I talk about it, then I call out parents to take some responsibility for the darling little abusers. Oh, you're a parent and you don't know your teenager is a bully? There's no excuse for that other than you are a disconnected parent that doesn't want to know what's going on in their kids lives. (Yeah that's harsh, but "I didn't know" in a situation like this is not an excuse that holds any wieght with me.)