Lucy Kellaway puts it perfect in her column for the Irish Times: We need to educate our children on how to govern their online tongue, just as we do with them offline. We often tell our kids to "think before they speak"; And so, as George Monbiot has previously suggested, we need to "think before we tweet" and teach this social norm to our kids. As Lucy said:
"Most people do not relish being nasty in person: we have all been brought up to be polite to strangers, especially if we are breaking bread with them.And so, as Lucy has suggested, we need to make our children's internet upbringing existent.
By contrast, on the internet our upbringing is non-existent. No one seems to think there is anything wrong with being gratuitously horrible – so long as we cannot be seen."