From a UK-based forum of gamers, one of the most ridiculous claims from 2017 has to be about a university debate about roleplaying in schools.
This is the year of the school-aged boy, the year when the age of consent in England and Wales is 18, and a few months after a judge ruled that banning roleplaying at schools could be a “cruel” form of punishment.
It’s also the year in which, amid the wider debate about the dangers of online bullying, a new, controversial approach to online gaming has been introduced.
The idea that online gaming can lead to “sexual abuse” has been around for years, and the idea that roleplaying could be one of those potential causes of sexual abuse is a familiar one, but the debate over whether it’s really a legitimate cause of sexual violence has been a constant topic of discussion for some time.
While the idea of “sexual grooming” is often seen as an isolated, marginalised phenomenon, it’s worth noting that, in the UK, it is a huge issue.
More than half of women say they have been sexually assaulted or stalked online by someone they know, and more than 40 per cent of men have been stalked, and at least 15 per cent have been harassed online by a stranger.
The UK’s “Safe Schools” scheme, which aims to tackle the problem of cyberbullying and bullying, aims to prevent cyberharassment by encouraging schools to “examine, evaluate, and evaluate against an inclusive model of accountability and fairness”.
And while many parents may want to believe that a school is trying to address cyberbulling and cyberharnessings with a simple, one-size-fits-all approach, it turns out that there’s much more to it than that.
In some ways, the real issue is the way in which cyberbullies are groomed online.
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that happens in a very specific, specific, very dangerous way, and it can be very hard to stop it, and even harder to intervene if you have a partner or a parent who has a child.
In the UK in particular, the problem is particularly acute.
According to the Centre for Social Justice, one in five British men have experienced cyberbullied, and in the last 12 months, cyberbulled has been blamed for causing nearly 4,300 school closures in England.
The problem is not limited to the UK.
In November, a young girl in Germany was raped by an online acquaintance, and was also raped by another online acquaintance in the Czech Republic.
Both victims reported that they were groomed by the same person for months and were both told that they should be careful and avoid getting in the same room with the same people.
This kind of online grooming can be a form.
It can be something that the victim chooses to do, and that the groom chooses to accept.
But it can also be something the victim can’t choose to do.
What is cyberbullening?
Cyberbulling is the act of communicating online with an intent to hurt, intimidate, or abuse someone.
Cyber bullying can take many forms, but it is most often done by strangers online, where the target of the abuse is often someone who has already been cyber bullied by someone else.
Cyberbullying can be difficult to identify, and when people are harassed online, there’s often little to do to stop the attack.
In the UK and across Europe, cyber bullying has become increasingly common over the past few years, thanks to the rise of online dating, the growing number of cyber bullying cases in schools, and growing awareness of the problem.
According to the most recent figures from the National Crime Agency (NCA), the number of cases of cyberharassing has more than tripled over the last decade, from just over 200 cases in 2007 to 1,600 cases in 2016.
But it’s not just the rise in cyberbullaging cases that’s caused concern.
Research suggests that, for a variety of reasons, cyberharvesting may be even more prevalent than cyberbullishing.
One of the main ways cyberharbours are targeted is via “virtual” threats.
A cyberharbouring is defined as a person using a false identity, often to stalk, stalk, harass, or intimidate.
Cyberharbouring can involve the use of multiple identities, or the use or distribution of malicious or threatening material.
Cyberstalking involves the sharing of personal information about the victim.
It’s important to note that cyberharboring does not necessarily mean that the person making the cyberthreats is actually the person who has been cyberharmed.
For example, cyberstalking is not necessarily the person using the false identity that is the target.
Cyber stalkers use the same techniques to target victims as they do to stalk the people they target.
A survey of over 2,000 cyberstalkers conducted by the NCA in 2016