Alanah Pearce, an Australian gaming reviewer on the radio and on YouTube, has come up with a novel method of getting back at her online trolls and harassers.
In a Guardian article, she says that she discovered that many of her online bullies were young boys, not 40-year-old men.
“A while ago, I realised that a lot of the people who send disgusting or overly sexual comments to me over the internet aren’t adult males,” said Pearce from her company’s Brisbane base.”
So, she decided to take it to where it’ll hit them hardest – their mothers. Instead of blocking them or reporting them to the authorities, she told their mothers to have a good old word with them.
She posted one of her exchanges with a mother on Twitter, which has since received over 20,000 retweets.
Sometimes young boys on Facebook send me rape threats, so I’ve started telling their mothers. pic.twitter.com/0Cbs81eXiE
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) November 28, 2014