Happy slapping is a craze in which people, often young people, slap a stranger who has no idea this is going to happen.
The attackers use a cell phone to film the attack. Then they pass the video from cell phone to cell phone, and sometimes even post it on the Internet.
Concern about this fad is rising because some of these attacks have been violent. Many people consider this a new kind of bullying and fear it will become a problem in schools.
Two BBC online articles discuss this phenomenon:
Does happy slapping exist?
Concern over spread of slap craze
Send your ideas.
- Why do you think some young people find it fun to assualt people in this way?
- How can this kind of bullying be prevented in school environments?