Ben wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Thread cleaned up. Please keep on topic and without personal insults and profanities.
I'm sick and tired of the racism, and sick and tired of the harassment and trolling from Nort and\ HiTouch which despite him being banned for two weeks continues today. I've even received another PM from him with harassment/trolling.
Disagreeing with peoples opinions or views, arguing you're right their wrong is one thing, but these guys are going to far continuously. And nothing is being done.
Well here you go, since you think it's all a big joke and aren't taking it seriously. You reading Howie?
https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-info ... yber-abuse
What is cyber abuse?
Cyber abuse is online behaviour which is
reasonably likely to have a seriously threatening, intimidating, harassing
or humiliating effect on a person. It is behaviour that threatens to hurt a person socially, psychologically or even physically.
It can take place in various online spaces, like chat rooms, on social networking sites, through emails, messaging apps or on message boards.
Cyber abuse can also involve a range of behaviours, some of which are described as:
cyber racism and online hate speech
What are some examples of cyber abuse?
sharing intimate or sexual photos or videos online without consent—either to humiliate or shame someone, or for the ‘entertainment’ of others (this is also known as image-based abuse)
targeted and persistent personal attacks aimed at ridiculing, insulting, damaging or humiliating a person—this might relate to a range of things, like someone’s physical appearance, religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation and/or political beliefs
encouraging vulnerable people to self-harm and/or suicide
seriously offensive and shocking material—depending on the context and severity, it can include posting inflammatory comments on memorial and tribute pages or posting images of deceased people with intent to upset family members or others
repeatedly sending obscene messages to a person or their family, friends or work colleagues
posting digitally manipulated explicit images of a person online, for example on social media or on pornographic websites
posting someone’s personal information on social media or elsewhere online along with offensive and/or sexual comments—resulting in calls and visits from strangers
threatening violence or inciting others to do the same—such as threats of death and sexual assault that might lead to real life contact
stalking a person online
and hacking into their accounts—such as social media, banking, email accounts
What can I do?
Remove their power:
report the person being abusive to the website or social media administrators
—if they reappear under a different name, report them again
don’t respond to their comments—it can be hard, but try to ignore them
use all the tools available to block or mute them
—if they reappear under a different name, block or mute them again
back each other up online—support anyone who is the target of online abuse, without directly engaging with the person being abusive
minimise exposure—if possible, try to switch off at certain times of the day and/or create safe havens, for example keep your device out of your bedroom at night
What else can I do?
tell us what is happening to you by reporting it here
visit our image-based abuse page—we provide strategies and steps you can take when an intimate image of you has been shared without your consent
visit our eSafetyWomen site—it contains information on how to look out for signs of online abuse and cyber stalking and provides advice and tips on how to stay safe online
What about the law?
Many forms of cyber abuse could be considered to be illegal under state or federal legislation. For example under the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995 (‘the Act’) it is an offence to menace, harass or cause offence, using a ‘carriage service’.
It is also an offence under the Act to use a carriage service to make threats to kill or cause serious harm to a person, regardless of whether the person receiving the threat actually fears that the threat would be carried out. These provisions could capture instances of menacing, harassing or offensive conduct and threats carried out using landlines, mobile phones (e.g. MMS, SMS) and the internet, including emails and social media. For example, using a mobile phone to repeatedly send offensive images to someone.
Cyber-mobbing. That's an interesting one. I remember during the same sex marriage debate, which turned nasty, I had several people, North, Shuz, Ben(a site moderator), and others, all ganging up on me attacking me. Mono, another site moderator, basically said I don't care I'm going to let it continue. Nothing was done and it was condoned by the sites staff.
Still, to this day, Nort continues his harassment campaign against me. Nothing is being done. The only time something is done, is when I stand up for my self, and Ben(another one guilty of the cyber-mobbing and also a moderator) steps in to delete the posts and sweep it under the rug.
I have since received another PM from HiTouch, with his usual stalking/harassing behavior.
This forum's software does not work. I have blocked this troll, and yet I still receive notifications and he is still able to send me Private Messages.
Let's go further, with ACORN.
https://www.acorn.gov.au/learn-about-cy ... r-bullying
Cyber-bullying or stalking occurs when someone engages in offensive, menacing or harassing behaviour through the use of technology.
It can happen to people at any age, anytime, and often anonymously.
Examples of cyber-bullying include:
posting hurtful messages,
images or videos online
repeatedly sending unwanted messages online
sending abusive texts and emails
excluding or intimidating others online
creating fake social networking profiles or websites that are hurtful
nasty online gossip and chat, and
any other form of digital communication which is discriminatory, intimidating, intended to cause hurt or make someone fear for their safety.
Just like bullying in the offline world, not all online bullying is criminal. There are Australian laws which apply to serious online harassment and online bullying behaviour. Under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) it is an offence to use the internet, social media or a telephone to menace, harass or cause offence. The maximum penalty for this offence is three years imprisonment or a fine of more than $30,000.
I have repeatedly reported or raised the issue of GHS' racist comments directed towards Italian and Greek Australians. There's several people on this forum myself included, who are of Greek or Italian background. Nothing has been done, and it continues from time to time at any opportunity he has to make those comments.
I have reported HiTouch numerous times for his harassment and stalking, and have told him I have no interest in talking to him or having anything to do with him. He has been banned recently for his behavior which got out of hand. He continues the same behavior.
I have blocked him, but this sites software is poor and PM's still get through and notifications still get through.
Now, feel free to through any shit my way, and try and paint me as the bad guy and how it's all my fault and I deserve it (I know shuz will, either publicly or privately to others).
I've argued with many people on this site. Most people though are able to separate an argument or disagreement, from the rest.