A troll is someone who deliberately starts arguments by intentionally making rude, inflammatory or upsetting comments to encourage strong emotions in others or to steer the conversation off topic. This act is common on Twitter. Trolling can lead to devastating consequences for its victims.
Twitter is a very public site where users are encouraged to tweet about anything they like. Inappropriate language and swearing is allowed if it doesn’t violate the rules. As a result, your child could be exposed to inappropriate language and they could in turn copy what they see and read.
Twitter has been associated with fake profiles and fake news too. Both of which could be easily used to scam or take advantage of young people.
The use of hashtags originated with Twitter. If used properly they can be used to search for particular interests. They can also be misused with some users hashtagging under a particular hashtag with different intentions. This can lead to your child being exposed to inappropriate content.
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