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Is there a thread about cyberbully?

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cogitosum Thu 15-Jan-15 21:53:02

Watching now. I think it's pretty good

TheFirstOfHerName Thu 15-Jan-15 21:59:37

Have recorded it to watch tomorrow. DS1 (nearly 15) wants to watch it with me.

LittleMissChangeMyName Thu 15-Jan-15 22:00:17

Watching at the minute. Freaky!

Squigglypig Thu 15-Jan-15 22:05:37


Monroe Thu 15-Jan-15 22:09:22

Watching as well. Enjoying it if that's the right word

CundtBake Thu 15-Jan-15 22:17:58

Watching. Quite hard to watch but I think a lot of parents should watch this with their pre teens/teenagers. It's a really important message in today's society.

murasaki Thu 15-Jan-15 22:19:38

Thought it was excellent, very good performance from the girl who was on camera alone for nearly the whole thing.

Optimist1 Thu 15-Jan-15 22:20:42

Very powerful stuff. I agree that young teens would benefit from seeing it with their parents. The techie stuff was very scary, and I guess it's probably all possible.

cogitosum Thu 15-Jan-15 22:27:40

I thought very clever that she was a victim but actually a perpetrator. Loved the ending.

CundtBake Thu 15-Jan-15 22:43:11

It's all very possible, although such extreme cases are obviously rare. When I was a chat room obsessed pre teen I got speaking to someone who started making my Disc holder open and close. I nearly had a heart attack. Luckily nothing more came of it.

Really important for people to understand what a huge effect a simple anonymous bitchy comment can have.

llynnnn Thu 15-Jan-15 22:46:55

It was very powerful and scary as the parent of an 8 year old...can see aspects of that becoming our reality in the not so distant future and I don't feel ready and able to deal with it hmm

youbethemummylion Thu 15-Jan-15 22:47:25

I thought it was very good and if my kids were older I would get them to watch it. I thought the bit where she opened her bedroom door at the end was very powerful, its was to forget there is real life the other side of the door sometimes when you get too involved in the cyber world.

youbethemummylion Thu 15-Jan-15 22:48:20

Easy to forget

hildasmuriel Thu 15-Jan-15 22:51:55

Had me gripped. Fantastic performance by Maisie Williams but has freaked me out and now want to remove all Internet and phone devices from all family members.

Squtternutbaush Thu 15-Jan-15 22:52:56

Just finished watching.

Wow! Even as an adult it got me thinking how scary it must be to be the one sat in front of that screen. Very powerful.

piggychops Thu 15-Jan-15 22:53:02

They said it was based on real events. I think it should be shown to all teenagers.
The problem nowadays is that people post things without any thought to the future. Everything is so instant now, yet it remains as a permanent record.

gamerchick Thu 15-Jan-15 22:53:46

Maybe spoilers in the title? Husband wanted to watch batman so it's recorded.

Squtternutbaush Thu 15-Jan-15 22:54:32

And yes to Hildasmuriel I immediately thought the same! I was seriously considering getting DS a cheap smartphone for his 9th birthday because every other child here has one. After that not a bloody chance!

CundtBake Thu 15-Jan-15 23:01:04

Gamerchick why open the thread then? It's obvious what it's about confused

Optimist1 Thu 15-Jan-15 23:01:57

gamerchick - I thought spoilers were only when things are mentioned in advance of a programme being broadcast?

llynnnn Thu 15-Jan-15 23:06:09

My 8 year old has a tablet and watches YouTube videos (only downstairs in family rooms) and plays games (like moshi monsters/animal jam) on the laptop so she can send messages to her friends (only real life friends etc!) it's already hard enough at the moment making sure she's aware of the dangers of making friends with someone she doesn't know, or watching unknown random videos on YouTube, but with Facebook, Twitter etc in a few years time, no doubt, it's scary stuff!! Not to mention she'll want to disappear off to her bedroom to do it...!

gamerchick Thu 15-Jan-15 23:07:43

How could you put spoilers in something before you've watched it? hmm

It's just been on man.. at least wait till tomorrow before giving the ending away.

RJnomore Thu 15-Jan-15 23:10:36

My 15yo was somewhat unimpressed.

I did think it was a bit laboured. It felt to me like a feature length CEOPS film. Maisie was brilliant and I recognised aspects of well known cyber bullying stories in there, but overall I found it a bit sensationalised and I think it's more likely to turn teenagers off (finding it over egged) than otherwise.

And please, don't stop your children getting Internet access as the result of this. Monitor it and teach them to use it properly instead. Its very important.

PeterSpots Thu 15-Jan-15 23:10:54

I told my dd to watch it as I thought it would be good information. Stupid me there is a section showing self harm & she is facing challenges with that. Feel awful I even mentioned it was on. Seeing the self harm image made me feel sick. Hoping she won't download it tomorrow.

SummerSazz Thu 15-Jan-15 23:11:16

Would you say it was appropriate for a 'young' 8 year old?

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