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The News Minute| November 30, 2014| 15.25 pm IST

Cyber bullying, harassment and threats on social media to public figures including journalists is becoming a common phenomenon. While most tend to ignore it, or report it to social media site, this young lady has come with a novel way to arm-twist those who send her obscene and abusive messages.

Alanah Pearce is an Australian game reviewer working for a Digital TV show called Button Bash. Tired of receiving receiving rape threats, obscene comments, Pearce tried to deal with the individuals rationally. She also realised that most of these men whom she dealt with her young boys. Since rational discussions were ruled out, she decided to seek help from their mothers, reported AlterNet.

Tweeting about one such incident, Pearce writes, "Sometimes young boys on Facebook send me rape threats, so I’ve started telling their mother." She included the exchange she had with a mother. 

"Hi Anna, I Don’t know you but I was wondering if (name erased) is your son," she wrote to the mother on Facebook and explained the situation.

The mother instantly wrote back to her saying, "OMG little s***. IM SO SORRY. YES I WILL TALK TO HIM!!!”

This response was encouraging enough and since then, she has decided to approach mothers to deal with the issue.


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