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High School Students Make Compelling Anti-Cyber Bullying Video

The students target the app Yik Yak, but speak out with strong images and words against all anonymous online bullying.

Three students are tied, chained and handcuffed to a stairway banister with nasty signs hung around their necks as their classmates walk by in droves, staring at them.

This is the image Glenbrook South High School students used to show the dangers of the app Yik Yak, which has been used to spread anonymous nastiness around school campuses. The app lets users post anonymous text messages to anyone within a certain radius.

The video says the app is being used at GBS.

Students in Scott Glass's media collage class created the video to highlight the dangers of platforms that let students anonymously bash each other online. In voice-overs, students point out the problems with apps like Yik Yak.

“Now that nobody knows it’s me, I can say whatever I want,” one says about users’ motivation.

“No one deserves to be trash talked like that, especially anonymously,” says another. “I’m sure half those people can’t say what they’re saving on Yik Yak in reality.”

The three-minute video, which you can watch above or here, ends with white words on a black screen that read: “Be responsible, be aware, and be accountable.”

alan donahue June 08, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Bridgette, if you are trying to ask me out on a date, you can just come right out and ask me. You don't have to pretend like it's some high school study session.
Stu Pidasso June 08, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Ha!!! Good one Alan!! I sense some sexual frustration in her posts¡!
Ken Fine June 09, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Well done kids. Bullying is a huge problem for young people all across the country. Yik Yak and other sites make it even easier. Kudos to you. Be an upstander if you hear someone bullying. If people started standing up for others, we could wipe this whole thing out!
Bridgette June 09, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Thank you Steve for sticking up for me since I was the target of the bullying. Stu and Alan I think you're past a class and although if love to see what you are like in person (because I'm sure you are only courageous behind your PC), I have better things to do that post things all day. I will not stoop down to your level. I feel bad for you both. I hope never to meet either of you and yet in my business, you'll probably end up with me in the end. Feel free to have your comments because I will block them and never see them. Best way to deal with bullies is ignore them.
Stu Pidasso June 09, 2014 at 12:35 PM
yeah ok Bridgette, whatever you say..... buh bye....

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