Stomp launches campaign to ridicule young Singaporeans for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ on Facebook

Stomp's Don't be a Facebook Idiot campaignSingapore gossip site Stomp has launched a section devoted to highlighting “inappropriate behaviour” by young people on Facebook.

The Singapore Press Holdings-owned site, which encourages Singaporeans to snoop on their fellow citizens and make wrongdoing public, has introduced a campaign called “Don’t be a Facebook Idiot”.

The campaign calls on Singaporeans to highlight bad behaviour on the social network – such as smoking, damaging public property or posing for photos “in a state of undress” – by sending in content generated by young Facebookers they deem to be wrong.

The first video in the series features a secondary school pupil who is overheard calling his mother a “motherless dog” and wishing his entire family would die.

In a post to introduce the campaign, the site wrote:

Stomp has received many contributions about youths behaving like idiots on facebook. They commit various inappropriate acts on facebook like making racist comments, scolding their parents, smoking, posing for photos in a state of undress and damaging public property, just to name a few.

These youths do not realise that they might regret their actions later in life. Stomp will regularly highlight such errant behaviours in the hope that youths will refrain from making offensive postings on Facebook.

We feel that youths should exercise discipline and act responsibly on social media and be aware that there are always repercussions to their actions.

Stomp called on Singapore’s schools to punish young people who misbehave on Facebook.

“We also hope that schools will take the appropriate action against the facebook idiots,” the site wrote.

The first video in the series can be viewed here.


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