Found this facebook group called “TAOEH, WE GUAILAN-ED GUAILANKIA!” For those who don’t know Hokkien, it’s literally translated as “Boss, we punk-ed the little punks!”
The group aggregated a few blogs started by a bunch of 13 to 14-year-old kids to profess their devotion to some sort of “brotherhood/gang” called “TIONGXIM” (literally translated as “loyal”).
They gave themselves nicknames like “TAOEH” (boss), “ZHONG” (supervisor) and “GINNA” (foot soldier). Familiar street gang lingo in the 80s.
The kids blogged about how they bullied people at school, smoke and engaged in other activities kids their age shouldn’t be doing.
Some of the kids’ blogs:
I find it an intriguing phenomenon that young kids are openly blogging about their wayward behaviour on PUBLIC blogs – as if in open defiant to their parents, schools or the relevant authorities.
It’s not a healthy trend. Maybe a term should be coined for this and a proper social study thesis done to equip parents and schools with better knowledge on dealing with this phenomenon – how about the term “cyber-defiance”?
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