No, its not a quote from Orwell’s 1984, but part of a quote from Chip Kimball, superintendent and chief information officer at the Lake Washington School District.
In full, on blogs:
‘€œI think that they range from petty typical kind of gossipy behaviour to some pretty serious threats where students are fearful because of who they’re hanging out with or race or religious affiliations…Whenever there’€™s an anonymous situation, students take that as free license to possibly say things they wouldn’€™t say face to face. And it’€™s that anonymity that can actually be destructive”.
In my day it as toilet walls and anonymous notes, but then again, it must be the blogs fault, personal responsibility isn’t a concept understood by the blog hating brethren.