The classic advice given to children is to “turn the other cheek” if someone is bothering them: Don’t give people the satisfaction of a reaction. But life online means abuse has found a home in people’s very own notifications and it soon becomes hard to ignore. Journalism especially invites a world of criticism and although social media gives journalists more exposure, it comes at a price.
I still remember sitting in my bedroom just staring at my computer screen. I was 21. I had been writing for The Tab, a national student paper, for two years, and there I was, watching as a torrent of insults gathered about me online. Of course, I wasn’t the first