#WordsHurt: Interactive cyberbullying awareness campaign from the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has just launched an new interactive video on their youtube channel where you can send a text (positive or negative) and see how the recipient reacts to it.

Here is the mean thing I said to her:

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Here is her reaction:

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Here is the nice (at least I thought it was) thing I said:

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And her reaction:

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I think this might be a useful tool to use in any digital citizenship workshop. One of the big issues of social media and youth is the disconnect – how it is easy to say mean things when there are no consequences. I am definitely going to add this to my roster!

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