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Cyberbullying - Student Perspective

Cyberbullying - Student Perspective

On today's episode, as we continue to talk about cyberbullying, we are going to hear from students about how they would define cyberbullying and their insights around the topic.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 3:43 minutes
  • Date Posted: 3/13/2020
  • Categories: Cyberbullying

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 3

We are thrilled to return for a third season of PACERTalks About Bullying with more interviews, stories, and tips on making the world a kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive place. New this season is the “60 second response,” in which students, adults, and PACER's NBPC staff help answer your most frequently asked questions about bullying prevention.


>> Hey, everyone. Welcome back to Pacer Talks about Bullying. I'm Bailey [assumed spelling], and we're so glad you're here. As you might know, this March, we're talking about all things cyber bullying. On last week's episode of Pacer Talks about Bullying, we shared five unique aspects of cyber bullying. Today, we're talking to students about how they define cyber bullying and what they think makes it unique. They have some awesome insight to share, so now that you know more about this week's episode, let's get into the video. How would you describe cyber bullying?

>> I would describe it like someone did something you didn't like. They posted something mean about you or someone else, and it made them feel bad.

>> I would describe it like it's not nice to do it. Like let's say you post a picture of your dog, and then someone like says something back, like "That dog I would never have. I would rather have something else." And that would not be really nice, and I don't think that's how you should act in this world.

>> Cyber bullying is when you're online, and someone posts a picture of someone, and they edit that photo, and posted it. And the whole world can see it, and it kind of makes the person -- makes them feel bad.

>> Somebody posting or texting somebody or the world, something that you don't want them to see, and you [inaudible].

>> Something about cyberbullying that's very different than bullying in real life, in person, is that cyberbullying can happen at any time. It doesn't just have to be at school or anything like that. Cyberbullying can happen anywhere at any time, like I said. And also with cyber bullying, people, they feel like they have a mask when they're behind a screen, and they have more of the audacity to say many different things that they usually wouldn't say in person. Also, there's evidence from the bullies that they did say that, from there being text messages that were saved, screenshots.

>> Do you think that what happens online still hurts in real life?

>> Yes.

>> How so?

>> Because it could affect someone, if you called them a mean name or say something about them that's not that kind.

>> Cyberbullying is a way to bully other people online. They could be saying stuff that you don't like. Like [inaudible]. Just keep in mind, other people can be there, too.

>> Cyberbullying is what you post a picture online, and someone edits it or makes fun of it, and puts a mean comment next to it.

>> I think what makes cyberbullying unique is that people who usually aren't so -- maybe, I don't want to say like -- they're just not the meanest person. They're hiding behind a screen, so they can be really mean and abrupt, without having to show their face, and what they're really like feeling, or if they get nervous, well, like confronting people, they can just do it behind a screen, so it's not full of as much like emotion.

>> And with that, that's a wrap on this week's episode of Pacer Talks about Bullying. Thank you so much to all of the amazing students in this week's episode. Make sure to join us right back here next week, as we continue the conversation about cyberbullying. We'll see you then, and remember, together, we can create a world without bullying. See you.

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