Impact: How to make a difference when you witness bullying online
We have created a series of posters for your classroom to reinforce how students can make effective decisions when responding to cyberbullying. These printable posters help kids to understand that they can make a difference when they witness cyberbullying. Each one highlights a different reason why they might be reluctant to intervene and provides tools and sample “scripts” they can use to make a difference.
- Poster 1: I want to say something, but I don’t know if anyone will listen to me.
- Poster 2: When people get involved in someone else’s drama, sometimes it can just keep an argument going.
- Poster 3: Sometimes when people tease each other they’re just joking around. I don’t want to over-react.
- Poster 4: I’m afraid that if I speak out, I’ll be next.
- Poster 5: I don’t know if it’s really serious. It’s just the Internet.
Cyberbullying is Still Bullying Campaign
A huge thank you goes out to photographer Philip Rostron of Instil Productions Inc and Ogilvy One for donating their time and energy to this great campaign.
React to Cyberbullying Campaign
How witnesses react is one of the biggest factors in how often cyberbullying happens and how much it hurts, but MediaSmarts’ research has found that youth are often reluctant to act when they see it.
These four public service ads, which can be shared on social media or printed as posters, use emoji to focus on how cyberbullying makes the people involved feel.
Each poster is connected to a tipsheet that includes social-norming messages showing that Canadian kids do intervene when they witness cyberbullying, self-talk questions to get over the reasons why they may not want to intervene, and practical tips for taking action without putting themselves at risk or making things worth.
Some reactions hurt more than you think
What starts as a joke can end up hurting someone
Not reacting to cyberbullying can hurt as much as cyberbullying
When you react the right way to cyberbullying you can turn things around
A huge thank you goes out to Ogilvy One for donating their time and energy to this great campaign.
These graphics and posters are freely available to share on social media and to print and hang in your schools, in libraries, or community centres.