Thoughts On Sticks/Stones by Cam
Australian Associated Press – on vacation and out of control, this is truly the hottest, sexiest, wildest news agency down under – reports an increase in violent criminal activity by nice young ladies:
Once upon a time the bullying defence was “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”.
But the once-feared sticks and stones have changed to mobile phones.
An epidemic of cyber-bullying among young females is on the rise around the world leading to suicides and self harm.
The preferred method of bullying is via mobile phones and website, with blow-by-blow videos of the fights often uploaded to social networking sites such as YouTube.
– Cyber-bullying among females rising, AAP, 23/9/09
So they haven’t replaced them at all, have they?
This is probably the worst journalistic crime committed since Peter Hitchener killed all those backpackers with a nailgun.