This film produced by the European Commission has been created to raise awareness of cyberbullying. It explores how young people’s online information can be copied and distorted and the impact this can have on victims. The film also guides young people to report if they have any issues and reminds them that bullying is wrong – wherever it is perpetrated, whether online or offline.
Anything anyone posts online remains there for an indefinite period and can be accessed by anyone. This can have serious consequences. Children and teenagers need to be made aware that they can control their online identity.
Some things last forever… others don’t
Sharing nudes that could hurt or embarrass others causes real harm, damages reputations and changes lives FOREVER.
It can also be a criminal offence.
For more information and support go to: http://watchyourspace.ie/forever
Bullying won’t go away if we do nothing! But it can if you do something. It’s up to all of us to create and shape the online spaces that we like to spend our time in. Standup to cyberbullying by visiting our site www.watchyourspace.ie and posting your response.
Molly Rainford and Harvey Cantwell have a discussion about reporting and blocking hateful or unkind content online.
Molly and Harvey are ambassadors for the Diana Award Anti-Bullying campaign and friends of the UK Safer Internet Centre.
The theme for the 10th Safer Internet Day will be online rights and responsibilities. The campaign will take place worldwide on Tuesday 5 February 2013.
Lesson 4, You’ve been framed, will help the students to reflect on their photo sharing practices. They will examine the characteristics of digital photographs; focusing on what makes them different from traditional photographs.