Australian journalist, author and cyber abuse victim Tara Moss is the producer, writer and host of a new six-part series exploring cyber abuse. Cyber Hate seeks to put a spotlight on the issue and examine the science and impact behind the problem.
Moss noted, “[i]n 2017 we can’t continue to pretend this isn’t a major issue.”
The program begins with an image of Charlotte Dawson, a former judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, who was the victim of bullycide.
Australia’s “The Age” hailed the series as a “somber reminder of the carnage that can result from the insidious practice” and praises Moss as
[a] ferocious ambassador for human rights, [who] wastes no time in debunking the sentiment behind the playground chant, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Her opening statement makes clear that real people write the real words that impact on real people on the other side of the computer screen.
The trailer is below.