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Aug 26, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

Really good, if heart-sinking piece Dan. Few things make me rage more than people whipping their phones out to record the suffering or mocking of others, and this is like that on a supercharged level for this poor woman. I feel so sorry for her eldest child dealing with this at school.

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Aug 27, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

Amazing story Dan; hopefully something good will come of her encounter with a thoughtful man such as yourself. What a great publication, the Sheffield tribune.

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Aug 27, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

What seems clear is the iniquity of TikTok. While I'm unable to endorse the sensationalism of the footage Brian put out, I've noticed that TikTok stories do accentuate and promote anything that causes or emphasises social breakdown and disorderliness in our society. It seems to have a "create havoc" algorithm.

I'm not on TikTok, and I'm surprised and alarmed that our people have taken to it, when it's run by China, an expansionist tyranny that bears us no goodwill, and which would be happy to see us collapse into disorder. I dare say TikTok is fun: but it won't do us any good, that's for sure. The phrase "selling ones birthright for a mess of pottage" comes to mind.

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Aug 26, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

Fascinating article but a very sad reflection on the misue of social media taking advantage of a person with real issues.

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Aug 26, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

Have you reached out to the various organisations and networks in Sheffield to find out what support is available for her and passed that information on?

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Aug 26, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

A difficult read, hopefully she is able to get long term help after the teenagers have moved on.

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A sad and sobering piece, her story is like the start of an episode of Black Mirror. I hope it ends well for her though. Thanks for the humanity and nuance in your writing.

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Sadly, this piece felt a bit like watching a TikTok video Dan, at least you're monetized. TikTok deserves more serious attention : https://youtu.be/t7STD2ESmWg?si=kEk0JZBUFX-P8Rwl

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Thanks for your enlightened piece about this vulnerable person. There are so many in our present day society who are struggling to keep their heads above water, some trying to cope with after effects of childhood trauma and mental illness. It's up to us to call out cruel behaviour that targets the most vulnerable and, if possible make financial contribution to charities eg The Archer project, if and when we can. They are well versed in how to help people like Keeley.

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Another brilliant and important piece, highlighting something that many of us were completely unaware was happening. Really grateful for your work!

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