Fastforward to 1:00 to hear Russell Crowe meme in my video
“A short video of Sean de la Wenham, a self-proclaimed Navy SEAL whom experiences cyber bullying and overcomes it with great advice from Kids Help Line. It features Russell Crowe’s manly alpha male voice but one must listen to the facts compiled by Kids Help Line to unlock it.”
*Please do not sue me Russell Crowe and management, its just banter*
Using new communication technology is a part of our daily lives. Mobile phones, emails, websites, Blogs, online games and social network sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can be a positive and fun tool to learn, express yourself and keep in touch with friends and family.
Regarding information with the lecture slides new communication technology is known to allow humankind to be more efficient with everyday actions, however within the media lots of stories about how technology can be used to hurt other people have been reported. You may have heard news reports about the impacts of cyberbullying and you may even have experienced cyberbullying yourself. From data recorded at Kids Helpline, cyberbullying is an ongoing issue within youth in society today.
Cyberbullying can be hurtful because the bullying tend to be public. Cruel messages left on a Facebook page are not just seen by the person being bullied but might also been seen by all their friends. Often the person being bullied can’t get away from it because the messages come through on their mobile phone, to their email account or on their Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter feed.
There are lots of reasons that young people bully others. Sometimes it’s about trying to become popular, or to intimidate or make someone afraid of them. Sometimes it’s a reaction to being bullied themselves or because they are jealous of the person they are bullying. Sean retold me his story of how he was constantly cyberbullied by a specific individual whom felt powerful over a computer screen but never face to face. He then realized that this individual was a “keyboard warrior” and decided to solve the problem himself being a Navy SEAL veteran. It reminded of Sherry Turtle’s work “Life on the screen” about multiple personas over the vast social networks of today’s new communication filled world.
Social Media Landscape 2008, fredcavazza, Flickr, viewed 14 October 2014, <https://www.flickr.com/photos/fredcavazza/2564571564/in/photolist-98eeXn-8U4xqA-7hDpFP-8U4zXb-7arjd6-7o3nrY-8TP4A7-4UC6M7-91St4V-7arjcT-br5x86-nyDvzG-8ddFEZ-8FSH1y-8VPUQK-8tftq9-4XdJxz-8onC9R-7arjd2-8FSH1A-98eeX6-5N8XQr-bEZxKF-9arafo-8d9dGt-7HV5gq-btpW68-bwU1uZ-cfbFQ1-8o2UHN-5sMyLr-8w6RQm-91St94-7arjcX-7Gcb5L-auABBQ-feLNtS-5StEXZ-auxXpX-bshvHA-mSCG8P-ndZFCj-9gXesF-bpU7SR-9aK8oJ-9aK8iU-68Dqy1-auABQh-e5wZ3t-jnjQrP>
Turkle, S 1995, Life on the Screen:Identity in the Age of Internet, Simon & Schuster, New York.