Facebook and backstabbing

Recently Leonie Smith, aka the Cybersafety Lady, wrote an excellent post about former friends and lovers backstabbing on Facebook. As she explains:

It used to be that when you had a disagreement or an argument with a friend, the worst that could happen is that they would “bad mouth” you behind your back…. With the advent of… social media, there are some very big changes to our personal and professional relationships occurring. Sustaining a long term healthy friendship or partnership whilst engaged online can be a minefield if you let good judgement be taken over by anger, impulsiveness, and the perceived power of the internet.

This post is well worth reading, not only for teenagers who may backstab their ‘frenemies’, but also for adults who are tempted to share their heartbreak or dissatisfaction about partners or friends online…

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