Words Hurt Transcript

Positive Experience

Title Screen:  You send. She reacts. Click here to see how the words you use affects others.

The video opens on a girl's bedroom with the viewpoint from a laptop webcam. She enters the room, closes her door then walks past her bed at the rear of the room and continues to walk towards her laptop. The girl is around 15 years old. She is dressed in casual jeans and a simple pink t-shirt. She sits down in front of the laptop computer and begins reading the screen.

Once she is done reading, she begins to type and there are typing sounds as she sends the following messages, which appear on the left side of the screen as text bubbles.  As each message is sent, there is a message sent blip sound.

[blip] hey:)

[blip] it was nice seeing u at school today

[blip] loved what u were wearing. It looked so good!

The girl on the screen pauses and waits for a response. A text bubble appears on the lower right side of the screen.  The bubble has some text, a blank space with a flashing text prompt for the viewer to enter in a word to complete the message, as well as an enter arrow.  The bubble has the following text:

Ya, u looked [blank] today. 

The word, pretty, is typed into the blank space, creating the message - ya, u looked pretty today. The message sent blip sounds and then the text bubble disappears.

The girl responds to the positive comment. She reads the message and then smiles.  She continues to smile; we see and hear her type the following message, which appears on the left side of the screen in a text bubble, along with a message sent blip sound.

[blip] hehe thanks

The message disappears and the girl pauses while another text bubble appears on the lower right side of the screen. The bubble has text and blank space with a flashing text prompt for the viewer to enter in a word to complete the message, with an enter arrow at the end of the text.  The bubble has the following text:

lol ur so [blank]

The word, cute, is typed into the blank space, creating the message – lol ur so cute. A message sent blip sounds and the text bubble disappears.

The girl responds to the positive comment. She looks happy and smiles after reading the message. A text bubble appears on the lower right side of the screen.  The bubble has some text, a blank space with a flashing text prompt for the viewer to enter in a word to complete the message, as well as an enter arrow.  The bubble has the following text:

i [blank]u.

The word, luv, is typed into the blank space, creating the message – i luv u. The message sent blip sounds and then the text bubble disappears.

The girl responds to the positive comment. She smiles and laughs a little when reading the message. She  types a message response. Her message appears on the left side of the screen in a text bubble, along with a message sent blip sound.

[blip] Aw! ur cute.

The girl pauses and waits for a response. A text bubble appears on the lower right side of the screen.  The bubble has some text, a blank space with a flashing text prompt for the viewer to enter in a word to complete the message, as well as an enter arrow.  The bubble has the following text:

why r u so [blank]

The word, sweet, is typed into the blank space, creating the message – why r u so sweet. The message sent blip sounds and then the text bubble disappears.

The girl responds to the positive comment. She is smiling and laughing while reading the message. She gets up from the laptop and walks slowly back to her bed. She laughs as she walks.  She then sits on her bed, put her hands on her legs and then lowers her head and looks at the ground.

A text bubble appears on the lower right side of the screen.  The bubble has some text, a blank space with a flashing text prompt for the viewer to enter in a word to complete the message, as well as an enter arrow.  The bubble has the following text:

everybody thinks ur [blank]

The word, awesome, is typed into the blank space, creating the message - everybody thinks ur awesome. The message sent blip sounds and then the text bubble disappears.

The girl looks up after hearing the message sent blip sound and she stands up and returns to the laptop and sits down. She reads the message and smiles at the response.  She raises her hand to close the screen. The screen starts to move down in a closing motion onto a laptop keyboard. The screen fades to black.

On screen text:  Canada.ca/StopHatingOnline with the Canada wordmark.

Voiceover: Thanks for knowing that kind words are better than mean ones. Take action against cyberbullying by sharing this video. Visit Canada.ca/StopHatingOnline.  A message from the Government of Canada.

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