When Gaming Goes Bad
Harassment, bigotry, discrimination – these are phenomenons that you will find in nearly every walk in life.
For many of us, gaming was first and foremost a pastime we picked up to escape these aspects in our lives. As time went on, it developed into an integral part of our lives – much more than simply a hobby, it became the one place we could escape the torment visited upon us by our peers.
But even in the online community, harassment is not unknown. In fact, it is an experience that has been receiving a good bit of attention lately – as it should. Bullying is no longer a playground phenomenon – it happens every day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other number of social media sites.
And it happens both online and offline in the gaming community – especially if you happen to be female.