|Portia (1887) Henry Woods|
|Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus (1851) William Homan Hunt|
|The Little Foot Page (1905) Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale|
|Alfred the Saxon King Disguised as a Minstrel... (1852) Daniel Maclise|
|How the Devil... (1907) Frank Cadogan Cowper|
I particularly like this picture as it seems very current and relevant to my opening remarks. I am reminded of an episode of a television programme called 'Catfish' where a girl had been welcomed into a group of online friends and had made it her fun to drive wedges between them by using fears and rumours. It seems a terrible shame when kindness extended to strangers can mean letting in someone whose purpose nefarious. However looking at the nuns in the image above, not everyone is driven to painful distraction by the tempting song. Some remember their strength, smile and move on.
|Girl with a Mask Henry Nelson O'Neil|
|Woman with a Mask (1908) Lovis Corinth|
|At the Masquerade Charles Hermans|
|Masked Figures William Orpen|
|Cupid at the Masked Ball Franz Stuck|
|Choosing a mask Charles Ricketts|
|I know a Maiden Fair to see, Take Care Charles Perugini|
- Be sure of whom you are friending online. Do they know your friends, does anyone know them in person, how complete is their Facebook page? These things are very important if you have had any trouble in the past.
- Google search their profile picture - sounds crazy but can give you an immediate idea if they are being untruthful. Right-click on their image, copy it and go to Google images. There should be a little camera icon in the search bar. Press that and paste in the image. A search with that will show you if their picture is already being used on line by anyone else.
- Do not be afraid to tell others if you are being bullied and don't be afraid to block. Most social networks have that option, you just need to look.