Harassing tweets are far more sinister for children


A YOUTH charity has released a video showing children reading mean tweets aimed at them to highlight the problem of cyber bullying.

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While these type of videos have been met with amusement when featuring famous celebrities or even the US president on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, this video (below) has a much more chilling effect.

Via its Indiegogo campaign page, the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) says it hopes to raise CAD$10,000 (£5,300) so that 10,000,000 people can see its message.

We wanted to use the 'Mean Tweets' model because in a way, those videos give the message that cyberbullying is ok - even funny.

But adult celebrities have the maturity and confidence to overcome these hurtful words. Children don't. For regular kids, words can cut like a knife. Cyberbullying is an epidemic that invades their lives and leaves many feeling like there's no way out.

- CSSN president Stu Auty, speaking to Global News


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