Viral: A documentary on cyberbullying in the Philippines
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts
College of Liberal Arts
Defense Panel Chair
Defense Panel Member
Jan Michael Bernadas
With the advent of more accessible computer technology and the increasing presence of the youth online, cyberbullying has become a real and growing concern among internet users. Celebrities are just some of those who had been ridiculed and maligned by thousands of netizens for their behavior in videos that have become viral. Though many netizens find entertainment out of the victim's misfortune, sadly most are not aware of the psychological damage their comments, hate pages, and degrading messages would cost its victims.
Viral is a documentary made for television which intends to inform its audience of cyberbullying what it entails, its disastrous effects, and how to protect ourselves from it. As many netizens are being cyberbullied without them realizing it.
The documentary offers a glimpse into the experiences of victims of varying degrees of cyberbullying and tackles different prevention methods, one of which is through legal action. It looks into the laws that cover cyberbullying in the Philippines, the challenges to the law and the action of government agencies.
Viral intends to bring awareness to the issue and calls for more in-depth action, not only from the government but also from the netizens.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
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Cyberbullying--Philippines; Cyberbullying--Law and legislation--Philippines; Victims of bullying--Philippines
Fuerte, S. P., & Marquez, K. S. (2016). Viral: A documentary on cyberbullying in the Philippines. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/14957