French anger at viral bullying of 11-year-olds


French education officials have condemned an online bullying trend targeting children born in 2010. The #Anti2010 trend has gained momentum over the past month on the video sharing app TikTok. Posts on the site have gained millions of views, with users encouraged to form an “anti-2010 police”. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer called the cyber-harassment campaign “completely stupid and against our values”. It has been causing particular alarm among parents because it is targeting 11-year-old children as they start secondary school. There have been reports of it moving offline and into the playground. Mr Blanquer warned that any pupil behind such bullying would be subject to punishment, and said families could report cases of harassment on an emergency hotline.(BBC)…[+]