What if this was your friend

What if
this was
your
friend?

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No Voice to Violence

None of us like to see someone getting hurt. And no one wants to add to their pain. Unfortunately, when fights are uploaded and shared online, it makes things worse and fuels more violence.

How does sharing and liking make it worse?

  • More people see what happened – which can be embarrassing.
  • Friends and family also see the fight.
  • It is a permanent reminder of the fight.
  • They are linked to the fight forever.
  • Some find it hard to go to school and concentrate in class.
  • Some are afraid they will be hurt again.
  • Some lose interest in socialising and having fun.
Fight video on a mobile phone

How sharing and liking fights fuels violence

How sharing and liking fights fuels violence

  • It gives violence a voice – giving it power.
  • It rewards those filming by giving them an audience.
  • It encourages those who bully to be violent.
  • It makes fighting seem normal and accepted.
  • It gives those fighting attention and status – which spurs them on.

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  • Five thousand people 'liked' a video of my friend getting beaten up at school.

  • My mate hasn't been the same since the fight. He doesn't want to hang out anymore and never seems happy.

  • I had no idea sharing a fight caused so much grief. Next time I'll just scroll past.

  • Why are we giving them an audience?

  • I'm scared they're going to do it again.

How should I deal with fight videos?

How should I deal with fight videos?

  • Scroll past them.
  • Don't share them with friends.
  • Report them as inappropriate.
  • Tell friends sharing is illegal.

Need someone to talk to?

Need someone to talk to?

If you find this topic upsetting or worrying and need someone to talk to, you can contact a number of confidential and supportive services.


Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

kidshelpline.com.au

Headspace

1800 650 890

headspace.org.au

 

If you see violent content and would like to report it or get help to remove it, you can contact: eSafety Commissioner

More information for parents

More information for parents

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