I used the above video, Cyberbullying – Talent Show, from the Ad Council with my Yr 7 students today. What began as a bemused audience settled into uncomfortable silence as the 50 sec video panned out. It’s a really useful video to show – the message is delivered convincingly and with real impact. It sparked a lot of interesting discussion about the damage done to individuals from cyberbullying.
DK from Mediasnackers switched me on to the video below also about cyberbullying. This one, Let’s fight it together, was produced by Childnet (a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”) for the Department for children, schools and families in England (DCSF). It highlights the different ways that Cyberbullying can happen and the how the victim is affected by the bullying. The target is male and my students made some interesting observations about how differently boys react to victimisation compared to girls. Good discussion. Once again, it managed to pack a punch, far more than any information I could relay by simply talking about the issue. Make sure you watch both and think about using them in your classrooms. These are messages that need relaying.
9 Replies to “Cyberbullying – videos help convey message.”
Thanks for the hat-tip and great to see the video to promote discussion – keep in touch.
Great information – I’m going to pinch it for my weblog! 🙂
Of course, the irony is that a lot of librarians won’t be able to see it because their schools don’t allow access to YouTube because of… cyberbullying.
Thanks for the comments. It’s such an honour to have Phil Bradley post a comment. I’m a huge fan of your blog Phil!
Thanks for the vids Jenny. I played them at a committee meeting discussing bullying. The power of video to stimulate and engage never ceases to amaze me.
You can also view the video over at Childnet’s digital citizenship site – Digizen: http://www.digizen.org/cyberbullying/
Where you can find a bunch of other great support materials relating to the guidance Will & I produced for the DCSF 🙂
I just finished watching both videos and I am physically sick to my stomach. These are wonderful representations of just how bad cyberbullying can affect our students.