The video we watched in class had a lot of interesting things going on, but the thing that stuck with me the most is cyber bullying and the effects it may have on fragile and sensitive teenagers. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we’ve all been mean or said something horrible online to someone that we would never say to their face.
This issue has gotten so out of hand that there are a large number of suicides worldwide because of this bullying and the harsh things teenagers say to one another. I found this song Nick Cannon remade of the original If I Die Young by The Band Perry. This song is a tribute to a couple teenagers who have committed suicide due to cyber bullying along with a manifold of different reasons. It all started because of a boy named Jamey Hubley who took his own life away after he was called gay and many people from the YouTube community would leave him harsh comments that messed with his self-esteem. Jamey’s videos are still up on youtube, I’m pretty sure if you search his name you’ll be able to find him.
Anyway, here’s the video of the song. Hopefully it’ll make you think twice before you say something horrible to someone.
And here’s the original song. They’re both pretty depressing, haha. I apologize.