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There are different types of trolls, and they do it for different reasons, but in a nutshell, trolls are people who leave intentionally negative or offensive messages on social media, and they do it to get attention, upset someone, or to simply cause trouble.

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Internet trolls – Don’t feed them!


By Consortium- More Than Marketing

I’ve often heard it said that you know you’ve made it on social media when you get your first troll!

And I’m talking about internet trolls, not the kind that lives under bridges!

What is trolling?

There are different types of trolls, and they do it for different reasons, but in a nutshell, trolls are people who leave intentionally negative or offensive messages on social media, and they do it to get attention, upset someone, or to simply cause trouble.

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.” (BBC Bitesize)

How does it affect us?

Unsurprisingly, this can lead people to be reluctant about being visible online or on social media – but what I found helpful was understanding why it has such an impact, and how we can change our mindset around it.
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