There are many reasons why people might troll online, and its different from one troll to the next. Dr Mark Griffiths, Professor of Behavioural Addiction at Nottingham Trent University said: “Most people troll others for either revenge, for attention seeking, for boredom, and for personal amusement.”
What is the purpose of trolling?
The goal of a troll is to engage their victims in an online argument – so the most effective way to deal with them is to ignore them. This may be harder than it sounds, particularly when someone has said something to make you angry.
How do you prevent trolling?
9 tips for handling trolls on social mediaEstablish a policy. Most social networks have community policies for being respectful. Ignore them. Respond with facts. Diffuse with humor. Block or ban them. Correct mistakes. Dont be baited. Dont delete their posts.More items •Feb 28, 2019
Is trolling a bad thing?
A troll can disrupt the discussion on a newsgroup or online forum, disseminate bad advice, and damage the feeling of trust in the online community. Furthermore, in a group that has become sensitized to trolling – where the rate of deception is high – many honestly naïve questions may be quickly rejected as trolling.
Is trolling an Offence?
Is trolling an offence? Persons engaging in Internet trolling are immediately committing an offence under the Malicious Communications Act. This includes mobile phones and the Internet (any form of electronic communication). The offence occurs whether those targeted actually receive the message or not.
How do you know you are a troll?
If you notice provoking comments like “Why are you getting so angry?” or “Calm down”, you know its a troll trying to dismiss your argument and annoy you further. Ignoring hard facts is another sign of a troll, since theyre not looking to draw any conclusions from their argument.