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Useful things for young people aged 11-14

02 November 2015

“Didn’t you audition for the musical? People told me you sounded like a dying pig.”

UPtv conducted a social experiment for its new anti-bullying PSA that questioned if anyone would actually stand up against bullying in an increasingly detached society.

With the help of three young actresses, the stage was set at a bus stop where one of the girls gets tormented by her two “schoolmates”.

Pedestrians who overheard the verbal attacks stood up for the teenager, while some invited the victim to get up and sit with them instead.

Watch the uplifting responses below and learn more about what you can do to put an end to bullying here.

16 October 2015

'Being bullied, getting spam or moving on from a relationship - there are many reasons to block people online.
Depending on the platform you're using, different things happen, but the general rule is that it stops that user from communicating with you.
But when you hit that block button on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp, it doesn't necessarily mean you are totally hidden from them.'

BBC's Newsbeat has clear guidance on each of the more popular socoalmedia apps.

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02 October 2015

'It’s never been more important to make sure you are helping to keep your child safe in the digital world. Our simple guide will help to put you in control and help you and your
children understand dangers of sexting and cyberbullying as they head back to school.'

Download the guide by Internet Matters here.

10 September 2015

Made in collaboration with Common Sense Media's partner Flocabulary, the experts in educational hip-hop, this animated music video raps about the hazards of oversharing online and emphasizes a thoughtful approach to digital footprints. Tweens, teens, and adults can laugh and learn about the ups and downs of communicating and connecting in the digital world.

Watch the video here

08 September 2015

Turning to celebs to look for role models is a tricky business, especially when it comes to admiring their appearance. For many actresses, athletes, and artists, keeping their bodies slim or muscular is part of their job. Plus they have personal trainers, private chefs, stylists, and makeup artists to keep them looking camera-ready whenever they're in the public eye.

 

 

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