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Teens Respond to "I Care Because" Statement: Cyberbullying - Episode 18

Teens Respond to "I Care Because" Statement: Cyberbullying - Episode 18

The “I Care Because” section of our website features statements from individuals around the world, sharing why they care about bullying prevention. In this week’s episode of PACERTalks About Bullying, we had teens read and respond to one of these statements about cyberbullying, sharing their insight and advice. See you next week for another episode!

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 3:47 minutes
  • Date Posted: 1/16/2019

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 2

We are thrilled to return for another season with more videos featuring interviews, stories, and informational content. New this season will be the feature “Ask Us” in which we will respond to questions from students around the world.


>> Hey there, welcome back to PACERTalks about Bullying, I'm Bailey we're so glad you're here.

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One awesome section that we have on our website is called I Care Because where individuals from all over the world share their statements about why they care about bullying prevention. In this week's episode we had teens read and respond to a statement about cyberbullying. They have some really amazing insight to share, let's get into the episode.

>> Just imagine waking up in the morning you think you're going to have a happy day, soon this idea pops into your head. Was this just a dream?

>> You suddenly feel anxiety and stress, you're worried if it was real or not. You open up your devices and go through your social media, this really happened.

>> You've become more depressed and yet you still may think that you may have a good day. Throughout the day your social media are popping up and you soon begin to cry as you read them. Evie from Illinois. I mean social media does play a big part in our community and in the world. I mean anyone can like look up anything and find information on it but it's really sad that like people take advantage of the technology we have in our generation and abuse it almost to hurt other people. And that's really sad though because like nobody should have to feel sad or feel anxious because they feel like someone's going to upset them or say something mean to them.

>> Bullying pushes people to that point where it's just you don't want to go through it anymore and you feel like it's going to be your whole life so you just you don't -- you feel like you don't belong in the world. So I know how it feels to be bullied and it's something that you don't want to happen.

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I'm very protective of my friends now because I don't want, I can't imagine a day without them.

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Because if one of them gets hurt then I'm hurt too. So just think about that when you're bullying somebody because what I thought was just put yourself in their shoes, what if you were the person getting bullied how would you feel, what would you do?

>> Don't let social media like affect your day because that is your day. But you shouldn't let that affect your day because you know you're alive, you get to do what you want to do. Then you're going to go back home to your loving family, the ones that care about you. You're going to hang out with your friends and you're going to have a lovely day because that's all that matters.

>> The good thing about social media is you can block people or remove people. And I understand that's not like necessarily a way to cope with your problems and stuff but it is a start and it does get better eventually.

>> And that wraps up this week's episode of PACERTalks About Bullying. Thank you so much to all of the amazing teens in this episode who shared their insight. We'll see you right back here next week and remember together we can create a world without bullying. See ya.

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