So, let’s just say a group of teenage girls lures an unsuspecting victim to a gathering wherein she is rapidly turned-upon and beaten unconscious in retaliation for some unscrupulous remarks she supposedly made on her MySpace page. Let’s also say that the girls perpetrating this crime intentionally video-taped it, with the intention of broadcasting it on YouTube.
Would it make sense, in your opinion, to attribute this crime to this existence of MySpace and YouTube?
I think about this often lately.
Does the web perpetuate violence and bad behavior….or does it merely make it transparent?
I survived middle school and high school in the eighties, and I can tell you that incidents like this one were not uncommon. However, no one video-taped them. No one intended to post them on You Tube. And? No one ever got caught.