TikTok social media posts sexually vilify girls from specific schools by labelling them as sexually available. It labels the female students as “thot”, which means, according to the online Oxford dictionary as “a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.”

The media posts included references to girls from both private and public schools in Melbourne and voted on schools which “have literally the most thots”. Schools mentioned included same-sex girls’ schools such as Melbourne Girls Grammar, Star of the Sea in Brighton, Mount St Joseph Girls’ College in Altona, Ave Maria College in Aberfeldie, Marian College in Sunshine West and coeducational John Paul College in Frankston, Suzanne Cory High School, Keilor Downs College, Point Cook Senior Secondary College, Bentleigh Secondary College, Wyndham Senior Secondary, Box Hill High and Williamstown High, among others.

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The posts were widely shared by bot girls and boys.

Some girls hit back while others started posting their own list of “cutest boys” and “hottest boys”.

The posts were disrespectful at a time when a number of high-profile cases points to the targeting of women at work and the recent march4justice rally.

Data from the eSafety Commissioner shows 44 per cent of teens had a negative experience online last year.

Last month, Greek Australian campaigner Chanel Contos started a petition in NSW which contains testimonials from more than 3000 students about their sexual abuse by male peers, including the naming of dozens of Victorian schools.