Trolling in the 1800s

Vinegar Valentines

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Image courtesy of BBC News


Long before the internet, humiliation and hurtful comments were rife.  Vinegar Valentines were a way of sending taunts, hurtful messages and spiteful comments to people.  Just as internet trolls of today, these messages were anonymous and left the sender free to pick on people they didn’t like the look of or the things they did.

Read more about Vinegar Valentines on the BBC News

Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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