I challenge you to find one person between the ages of 10 and 22 who does not use Facebook. While I’m sure there are a few that exist, I think it is safe to say the vast majority of middle school, high school and college students are on Facebook.
As seen in many recent news stories, bullying can lead to some terrible outcomes, including suicide and cyber bullying in particular is harder to track and can be just as equally devastating as face to face bullying. Much of the digital bullying happens on Facebook. Many young people think online name calling, making fun or teasing is not as big of a deal as when you call some one a name to their face, but you can ask any person who has been the recipient of harsh online words and they will tell you differently.
Facebook is trying to tackle the problem through its own medium Facebook. As a LA publicist, I know the importance of trying to be the solution to a problem you may be an enabler of. Facebook does not want to be seen as the problem, but rather part of the solution.
Cyber bullying is a serious problem and it is showing Facebook’s serious dedication to stopping it by making these videos with such influential people, such as this latest one with the President.