NEW Zealand has launched a campaign to get everyone to calm down a bit.
The country has seen an increase in abuse and online antisocial behaviour, with more complaints in the last seven months than in the previous worst year on record.
That’s why posters have been popping up in cities telling people to think before they post a comment and to generally “dial it down a notch”.
Paul Hunt, from the The Human Rights Commission, which keeps a check on such things, says that stress from the pandemic is a main reason for the increase of abuse. He admits the ‘Dial it Down’ campaign won’t fix the problem, but hopes it will help in some way.
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