Web trolls preying on children

As many as one in ten young people carry out trolling attacks, with a third of youngsters the subject of online abuse. Youth Charity vInspired has today launched a new campaign to tackle the problem.

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Youth charity: Internet trolling is 'potentially deadly'

A youth charity is today launching a campaign to combat online bullying, something which they say is "potentially deadly".

The charity is calling for a safer use of the internet, as a third of teenagers aged 14 to 18 have been subject to trolling abuse.

We have all heard of cases where youngsters have harmed themselves due to troll attacks - so writing a trolling message isn't harmless fun, it's potentially deadly.

Our aim isn't to attack the trolls, but instead to get young people to do something positive and pledge not to be a troll themselves, abiding by the 'netiquette' guide we have created.

– Terry Ryall, chief executive of vInspired

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