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Cyber bullying

Published on September 23, 2009 by in Internet

Bullying, whether cyber or real, whether adult, or child is unacceptable and a violation of human rights covered by the “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”(UN, 1948) and the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” (UN, 1990).  In the eyes of the law, where prosecution takes place it is usually in terms of harassment

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Thoughts on internet slang

Published on July 5, 2009 by in Internet

Literacy and linguistics are skills and like any skills that must be learned and practiced.  Increased incidents of “bad practice” are at the detriment of “good practice”. It is important to distinguish informal and formal language use.  The greater levels of acceptance of informality with society, is cause “spillage” of Internet idioms into spoken language.

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