“It’s not about shutting people up,” said Kami Huyse, a director for Civilnation [sic], a nonprofit that fights against cyberbullying. Instead, it’s about trying to find solutions.
CiviliNation is a proud supporter of the Cybercrime Enforcement Training Assistance Act (H.R. 4740), legislation introduced by Congresswoman Katherine Clark which gives local law enforcement the tools necessary to prevent and prosecute criminal online threats and harassment.
The erstwhile utopian vision of the Internet as a place where people can do as they wish without consideration for others and without repercussions died a painful death when the reality of the ugly way too many people actually behave online set it.
It’s time to change direction and create the Internet we want to have for the next one-hundred years.
We need a global movement that transforms the Internet from an insidious playground of harassment and hate to an online culture that embraces #RadicalCivility.
What is #RadicalCivility?
How do YOU define #RadicalCivility? Share your ideas on social media with the hashtag #RadicalCivility!
CiviliNation founder Andrea Weckerle is quoted in the Guardian story Internet trolls are ‘Machiavellian sadists and psychopaths’ – expert.