It’s Emerald versus Blackwater in social network memes such as this.
It’s Emerald versus Blackwater in social network memes such as this.

Memes webpage upsets Blackwater

"JUST a page about Blackwater and the people in it."

This is the innocent tagline description for a group created on Facebook by anonymous administrators, posting images and content about the town and its residents.

The Blackwater Memes page, created on September 2, has reached 542 members and continues to grow as people click, like and comment on the "devastating" content posted to the page.

Residents have reported the page to Facebook, spoken to the police and the local high school, and want the creators of the page to be held accountable.

"Facebook is meant to be a fun place. This page is downright bullying - blatantly attacking community members, students and teachers at school," a concerned resident said.

"It's definitely not funny when you read a post about a teacher, or see a photo of your child on there, and others are laughing at it.

"Something's got to be done… it's devastating."

It is believed high school students are behind the page.

"Parents need to step up to the plate and start realising what their children are up to," the resident said.

A Blackwater police spokesman advised residents to not encourage the page.

"Facebook takes on a life of its own. It's hard to control what people put on there, but once it's out there you can't get it back," the spokesman said.

"Police are investigating who the administrators of that page are."

Blackwater State High School has been hit hard by the content.

The Department of Education, Training and Employment is aware of the page and is working with the high school and Facebook to remove the inappropriate content posted about students, teachers and the school.


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