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Glen O'Gorman

Glen O'Gorman

Name: Glen O'Gorman
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Campaign: To show the impact cyber bullying can have on young people

I’m a youth theatre director and I’m concerned about the growth of online bullying because I’m seeing younger people come in every week with these smart phones with access to the internet and social media.

 

I want people to realise that what you say online does have a bigger effect than what you think.

 

It’s really easy just to type something about someone and press enter but that message can cause the victim to feel like their identity is being attacked.

 

With Fixers, I’ve directed a play about this issue showing the impact of online bullying, which can range from young people losing self-confidence to, in some severe cases, having suicidal thoughts.

 

I hope my projects goes some way to making people think twice about what they post  online and dissuades them from getting involved in this cruel behaviour.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Bethany Creek

Zoe Bedford

Luke Exton

Roxanne Crowson

Dan Bond

Luke Whitby

Robert Mills

Tom Field

Joseph Giggs

Jodie Hicks

Nicole English

Tricia Wey

Chris Fornby

 

 

I would like to thank Lisa McLean, head of projects at YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, who supported my project. She provided an interview for ITV News. 

 

Thanks to Darren O’Sullivan for permission to use excerpts from his play ‘Harshtag’ in this broadcast story.

 

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