Dental students have been banned from posting their sex lives online after an online backlash
Dental student Darlene Lee had been told she could not post her own sexual content on social media after she had been warned of an online campaign against her by her fellow students.
Ms Lee, 22, was the subject of a Twitter backlash after she posted an image of herself on a beach in the South West with a caption saying: ‘I’ve been bullied by my classmates.’
The image has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.
The social media backlash sparked a social media campaign by Ms Lee to try to end the bullying.
Her campaign sparked a Facebook page titled Dental Student Sexuality, which is now gaining more than 2,500 likes.
Ms Park, who was a dental student at University College Cork before graduating, said she was shocked when she saw the response to her photo on Twitter.’
I thought it was very funny and I thought it had a great message, but then I realised what people had said,’ she said.
Ms Parks’ mother, Susan Park, said the backlash was part of a wider campaign against dentists and students who are critical of their profession.’
This is the sort of thing that is getting really out of hand, and people who want to bully people out of their careers and their livelihoods are going to find themselves in this position,’ she told the ABC.’
What we need is for the whole profession to be able to be free of these sort of things.’
It’s just very sad.
People are very upset.’
Ms Park said the campaign was a ‘huge relief’.
She said the school had not been told to remove Ms Lee’s photos.’
The school is aware of the image and will take action if required,’ she added.’
But it’s the school that needs to do something about this, not the individual who is involved.’
Ms Lee said the issue with the social media campaigns was not that they are not professional but that they were ‘overly broad’.’
I was being treated very unfairly because I was a student and because of my profession, I was being bullied,’ she was quoted as saying.’
If this was just a one-off incident, I would feel fine, but it is not, and it really is causing a lot of problems for me and for the profession.”
I am worried for others’The University of Southern Queensland has also removed the school’s account.’
We have taken this issue very seriously and will continue to work with our student’s group and others who are affected to address this matter and provide support to all of our students and staff,’ a university spokesman told ABC News.’
However, as is common in such matters, the university has not been given an explanation for the behaviour and the school has taken steps to ensure it does not happen again.’
Ms Johnson, the Australian dentist, said social media was used to bully other dentists.’
In the case of Darlane Lee, she was bullied on social platforms,’ he said.’
Dental students are bullied by other dentistry students.
I don’t know of any other dentist or dentistry student that has been bullied on Facebook.’
You have to be very careful about what you say.
It is a form of bullying and I don, personally, think it is wrong.’
They will take it as a personal attack.’