Backlash in France over bullying kids born in 2010

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021

PARIS: France’s education minister on Friday urged teachers to be vigilant after a bizarre cyber-harassment campaign erupted among school students targeting those born in 2010. The viral hashtag #anti2010 has alarmed parents because it involves 10- and 11-year-olds in sixth grade -- which marks the all-important entry into secondary school. The origins of the insults and online threats are unclear but appear to have emerged on the TikTok video sharing platform that is hugely popular with young people, possibly in response to video games.