I was amazed to read on the blurb of this book that Hazel Edwards has written 131 books. That is a lot of books. I am sure I have probably read some of them, I just don’t remember them. Hazel’s Wikipedia entry says she has written 161. That is very productive. She also attended Traralgon High School for a part of her education according to Wikipedia.
Stalker was a light read. It gives an insight into the way radio works. It’s about a young volunteer radio announcer who receives a lot of unwelcome attention that ends in a conviction for the stalker. It’s an interesting topic in view of the information many put on the Internet now. How easy would it be for someone to collect enough information about a person to intimidate them?
I recently showed an Internet safety video to my students. The year 7’s took it more to heart than the year 9’s, who seemed to think they knew all there was to know about this sort of thing.
I saw ‘Everyone Knows Your Name’ on YouTube today. Whilst I don’t want people to live in fear of the Internet, I guess it’s important for all of us to think before we post, for lots of reasons. A good reminder.