It doesn’t matter who you are, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been bullied online at some point in your life. For the most part, I try to ignore online hate; I have too many other things to worry about, I’m tired in general and I’m just too old to allow myself to get sucked into the trap of a troll looking for attention.
I’m in my early 30’s, but it hasn’t been until the past several years that I’ve finally reached a zone where I feel comfortable and confident in who I am as a person to do things like take a verbal beating from an anonymous stranger online without it destroying my self esteem.
True. How many instances have you seen where Degrassi tackles bullying, the cast participates in anti-bullying campaigns, and then you see fans of the show still trashing each other?
Kindness and respect are so valuable, but one of the most important things you can do in life for yourself is to know your value. It took me a long time to figure it out, but you owe it to yourself to realize that you are important, regardless of what some dummy with a keyboard says.
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While you’re here…
Degrassi’s lifestyle channel The Dot TV also tackled the topic of online bullying…you can watch the video and read the piece I wrote about it here.
On the next episode of Degrassi TV…
Degrassi wants your opinions on Feminism! Details on how to submit your video are below, and on Degrassi’s Facebook page.
Are you a Feminist? What does the word Feminism mean to you? Why do you think it’s often seen negatively?
Goldi started a Feminist Club at Degrassi and next on DTV, we’re talking all things Feminism.
Send us a video with your thoughts and it could be in next week’s Degrassi TV!
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Please film your video HORIZONTALLY (phone sideways) and ensure videos are between 30 seconds and one minute in length.
The submission period begins June 8th, 2016 and ends June 12th, 2016.
You must be over 13 years old to submit a video.
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