Monthly Archives: January 2015

In praise of Cyberbully

Maisie Williams as Casey Jacobs

Yes that is a deliberately misleading headline, I’m not in favour of the concept of cyber bullying at all of course, instead this is about a drama that aired on Channel 4 in the UK this week.

Starting Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones (Arya Stark), the drama showed a real situation for a teenage girl on the internet. Apparently based on real events, it showed this late 30s viewer how the internet is used by teenagers, and how what you post can backfire on you.

A gripping tale reminiscent of the film Phone Booth, I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I not only encourage you to watch it, but I would encourage schools to show it to students of mid-teenage years who may get caught in the same situation.

Rather than review it and give away a bunch of spoilers, watch it here while you can –