27 October 2014

Another Inspiring Action Against Cyberbullying

Anti Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is defined as a type of bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology usually includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

In an attempt to help fight cyberbullying, a dance company called MusEffect partnered with poet, Azure Antoinette, to create a powerful message about the dangers of bullying. With the mission of the dance company being to encourage dialogue on social issues through our art, it was clear to them that October was the most effective month to face this topic head on.

The dance company's message was set in classroom that was turned into a stage and the whole production was centered in a school setting. Check that video below: