Experts in the Media

Nicole Jameson – Sound Telegraph

Digital Strategist | Director of Dark Horse Agency | CEO of The Social Kit

Rockingham councillor Kelly Middlecoat and her one-year-old daughter the target of vicious online trolling….

…Digital strategist and social media specialist Nicole Jameson has extensive experience in the local government space and is a parent with an online following.

She had some advice for the targets of harassment: pour a glass of wine, sit down, block and delete.

“It used to just be politicians and celebs up for grabs with trolling on social media, but now everyone is their own celebrity,” she said.

“It’s an indictment on our community that people are so brave to make comments about other people’s parenting and that children are seen as common property to be torn apart.

“If you put yourself out there, you have to be open to criticism but humanity has to win out.

“Don’t fight with crazy because they’ll drag you to their level and beat you with experience.”

Ms Jameson said in these cases understanding the troll’s motives and taking offline measures to make peace can be effective, particularly for public figures like politicians seeking to quell the flames…