So, the first week of year 13 has passed, and…I can say, it’s not too bad at all, and not too tiring, although there is some work to do.
There were no new students in my year. This means that the trolls are limited to girls that are already in my year, unless if they decided to continue the proxy campaign, or start a new one by instigating some sort of incidents where, eventually, year 12 or people in other years would be involved.
And…yesterday, I already saw a preview of what could come; when lunch finishes yesterday, as I entered my tutor room, people in my tutor (most likely the trolls) decided to mess with me; in a way that made me mad. The incident was relatively small, so I won’t go into detail, but it is a preview of what the trolls could do, under the right conditions, E.G in the common room with the presents of some year 12’s. The fact that the trolls might pick some random year 12 girls and state that I like her, even though they can’t prove it, is what I feared the most. In fact, as soon as I hit the publish button of this post, the trolls might do it straight away since they might be reading the post! I’m not sure why the trolls would want to do this, but…I guess, since it’s the last year, they might decide to go for the biggest possible attack…
Now, in terms of dealing with this…there’s no definite ways to crush rumors created by the trolls, without the involvement of teachers and/or parents, which I won’t let it happen. I could, try to be extra-repressive, and try to apply some sort of Stalinist-style of repression to forcefully crush the rumors, but…to what extent will this work is a question, as…the main challenge is to apply Stalinist-styled repression methods without using physical means is hard or impossible to do, and the present conditions wouldn’t allow such repression methods to be carried out efficiently, safely and effectively.
A more practicable option is…to continue what I already did; by saying ‘cares’ in response to false claims, which will make it impossible for the trolls to progress with their goals, no matter how hard they try.
Another possibility that just came up in my head is that, instead of picking year 10/11/12 girls, the trolls might go back to picking new girls that came last year that are still around as their next target, which, might be easier to manage, but will be equally bad.
Anyways, that’s it for now…let’s see what will happen next week…