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online death threats

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    What constitutes an online death threat?
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  3. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Someone been giving you a hard time? Well, tell them I said to knock it off.
     
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  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    What we do know about the threateners:

    They're as thick as pig excrement.
    They're vicious.
    They have too much time on their hands.
     
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  5. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I was just wondering if my 4½ yr old grand-daughter would like The Wizard Of Oz.
    No. She'd be s...-scared of The Wicked Witch Of The West, just like I was!
     
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  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Nizeman was taken out of the Wizard of Oz as a little child because he was so scared of the ww of the w!
     
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  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It was the flying monkeys that did for me at that age. My big sister was always encouraging me to watch things that scared me for months afterwards. Kat and Kanary was particularly bad.
     
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  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    My daughter cried and wanted to go home when I took her to Jack and the Beanstalk when she was about 3 but I made her stick it out to see the happy ending. Tough love.
     
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  9. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    That's nothing. What about the Child Catcher in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

    I was petrified aged 6!
     
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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Obviously giving my age away...



    My dad and I used to sing it as a duet (after my mother had gone to bed!)
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
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  11. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    My little brother hid under his seat when we went to see 101 Dalmatians. Cruella De Vil
     
  12. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    The film of Jane Eyre scared me to death when I was ten. Luckily, when I read it as a teenager I realised it was just a colossally dull book with a serious of ridiculous coincidences.

    And talking of coincidences, a lady called Jane Eyre enquired about joining our choir and I was so convinced that it was a wind up that I googled her and found out that it was her real name.
     
  13. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    My sister had nightmares for weeks when we went to see a film and there was a trailer for The Man in the Iron Mask.
     
  14. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    We seem to have gone off piste.
     
  15. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    have you been threatened @nizebaby ? Its something you should report to the police, not because its likely to be dangerous, but because no one should treat you like that and they shouldn't get away with it.
     
  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  17. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    No, honestly, it was really just a simple question about what online death threats actually are. Do death wishes count?

    If some sad loser did it to me, I'd shame, even if I couldn't name.

    You're very kind, dunnocks.
     
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  18. Mainwaring

    Mainwaring Lead commenter

    Some years back I received threats from a poster on the Teaching Overseas forum to the effect that he was an ex soldier, still had a gun, and had cleverly deduced exactly where I lived. When asked to prove the latter claim he replied 'Spain'. This reminded me of a Goon Show conversation:

    We've tracked him down?
    Where is he?
    Africa.
    Ah! So we've got him cornered!

    I have the sheet music to 'The Spaniard that blighted my life' but have never quite dared to sing it in public.
     
  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    How many times have I said "I could kill him for doing that" or "Got a death wish?" or "With any luck, karma is real and she'll drop dead? or "Hope he falls under a bus"?

    Apart from the bus, these things never happened because saying it's one easy thing, but making it happen is another altogether. Online death threats are 99.9% bluster under cover of anonymity.
     
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  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I get online death threats from the NHS all the time.

    Eat less cholesterol OR YOU WILL DIE!
    Get more exercise OR YOU WILL DIE!
    You are nearly 60 SO YOU WILL DIE OF HORIBLE ILLNESSES!

    Not to mention estate agents:

    WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE and it's worth £X so how about you sell it?

    Then there's bloody Michael Parkinson demanding money from me every week until I DIE, because somehow he knows I'm going to DIE. Since when did he join the Mafia? "Nice 'ouse thee's got there 'appen. Shame if someone took it t'pay for t'funeral. For £22 a week t'AXA family'll sithee right".

    We're surrounded by psycopathic nutters, and I'm running out of tinfoil for my helmets.
     

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