13-year-old Limerick filmmaker/vlogger Luke Culhane has created a new video highlighting the need to #CreatNoHate on social media in a stand against cyber bullying.
The video makes an important point - cyber bullying affects real lives.
The powerful message is highlighted by showing the young teen getting physically injured with each message of online abuse.
Luke is a 1st year student at Castletroy College, Limerick, and has spent over 40 hours on the video between planning, filming and editing the project.
The video's release comes in time for Safer Internet Day 2016 (Tues Feb 9th) and Luke said his inspiration for the video came from having been a victim of cyber bullying.
"I have been cyber-bullied myself so that inspired me to make this video to help raise awareness for other people about how to handle cyber-bullying.
"I wanted to show that it doesn't have to be physical bullying to hurt someone so that's why I showed the likeness between the two types of bullying. I felt that Safer Internet Day was an appropriate time to release this video to create discussion around the issue."
Luke offers advice on how to deal with cyber bullying in the video, telling anyone affected to 'Stop, Block, Tell'.
Stop and think before posting online as it might be upsetting to someone. Block and report the person and tell a parent, guardian or teacher about any incident of cyber bulling.
An important message. Well done Luke.
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved