This video demonstrates how cyberbullying may occur within a school context and as an extension of bullying at school. It therefore exemplifies a particular case of cyberbullying. Given the prevalence of this type of cyberbullying in schools the video could be used as a useful resource to discuss cyberbullying with teenagers. It reflects various issues that are important when discussing cyberbullying. Firstly, the individual who starts cyberbullying might do so because they themselves have felt like they are victims of bullying. Secondly, responding to cyberbullying directly is not useful. Thirdly, many teenagers choose not to speak about it to adults. Fourthly few bystanders or witnesses will intervene thus leading to isolation of the victim. Finally, sometimes even when an adult realises there is a problem, they may not know how to help. The second link is of a similar video focused on sexting, once again it reflects a number of important issues. Firstly, the role of peer pressure. Secondly, the danger of sending photos even privately since they can easily be shared with a wider audience even if the recipient of the photo doesn’t necessarily mean to hurt the victim. Finally, the video shows that seeking support is important.
Childnet International (2021, February 10). Crossing the Line PSHE Toolkit: Cyberbullying – Gone too far.