Posted on Ms Dorries's Blog
The news of the young girl’s death spread like wildfire via the medium of the internet and mobile phones. Each teenager’s thoughts were transferred into instant messages via the web, read, judged and responded to within seconds. Those who didn’t even know the young girl that well and weren’t in her friendship group, as my daughter wasn’t, comforted each other. Surely, this instant appraisal and response to spontaneous thought, works to create an artificial environment of communication.