A lot of people in 2021 are confused and/or concerned about “cancel culture.” To keep it simple, cancel culture evolved out of “call-out culture,” a form of public shaming where people on social media “call out” a person or company that did something offensive. Cancel culture was the next level, a social media-based boycott where a person or company is left “canceled,” often resulting in the loss of a job or business.
While cancel culture began as a means of uniting marginalized people on social media in the hopes of creating positive change, for some it has evolved into cyberbullying. But the lines between those two things are blurry, so parent resource site Cyberwise hosted a webinar that works as a parents’ guide to cancel culture in 2021.
Hosted by Cyber Civics educator Diana Graber, the event included Parentology’s Editor-in-Chief, Rick Andreoli, who discussed the trend’s evolution as well as some cancel culture examples we’ve seen over the last year. It also featured Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a Media Psychologist who offered insight into why kids do it and how parents can help young people differentiate between “calling out” and “canceling” for positive change, and cyberbullying.
Watch it here. Resource links are below the video.
Parents’ Guide to Cancel Culture — Important Links
Here are some key articles we’ve featured on Parentology to help parents, many of which were mentioned in the webinar above.
An in-depth look at the trend and its evolution.
How can you help kids, teens, and even adults navigate cancel culture in 2021? We interviewed experts about the social media trend and how to handle it.
Call-out culture can make the internet a hard place to navigate, especially for teens. Wondering what call-out culture is? We’ve got you covered.
The root article of this series, with easy explanations for readers to understand.
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