A youth-driven digital storytelling program to capture cyberbullying stories from our city and to develop open-source digital skill building activities to empower youth to prevent, navigate and intervene in electronic bullying.
How I define cyerbullying
Cyberbullying is when a person is threatened, tormented or harassed over the internet. For years it seemed to only affect children and teens, but as adults have adopted social media, it has now affected them too.
Where I've seen it happen
All over the internet
What I think happens leading up to, during, and after cyberbullying
Bullying is part of a larger problem. There was bullying when I was a student 12 years ago and there is bullying now. Whether it happens face-to-face or over the internet I think is not important. I think what is more important is what happens after. Where is the teacher of the Facebook school? There isn’t one. So the bullying when cyber can go on forever.
How can I create a safer space
If I saw a person get attacked on the street for no reason, I would intervene. I should do the same online.
What resources I use for cyberbullying in my community
We exist as people. Many of us know it happens. The greatest resource to stop it is people who know about it. We need to intervene and put a stop to it.
This project is supported by a grant from CIRA’s Community Investment Program. CIRA’s Community Investment Program gives back by supporting initiatives and programs that help build a better online Canada.