Bullied Kids Read 'Mean Tweets' & This Is No Funny 'Jimmy Kimmel' Skit (VIDEO)

If you're a fan of Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" segment on his show, then you are familiar with the embarrassed cringey laughter the sight of celebs reading nasty tweets about themselves can inspire. On the one hand, some of the tweets are so horrible they just make you laugh despite yourself -- on the other, you are very aware that celebs are real people, and seeing them read these hurtful things makes you feel bad for them. But, still, they're famous adults. They can handle it, right? But what about children? They get the same kind of bullying online -- how do they feel about it?


The Canadian Safe School Network has come out with a PSA which faithfully mimics the Jimmy Kimmel segment, even down to having the kids stand in front of a brick wall. At first, they read tweets that are mean but have a certain humorous edge to them. You hear an audience, much like Kimmel's, laughing. Even some of the kids seem to find their own insults amusing, much like the celebs do.

But then things start to take a turn for the worse. Check it out:

By the time the tweets get to a girl being told to kill herself, we know this is no laughing matter. The scary thing is that I think these tweets were all real. I suspect these kids were reading actual tweets that were sent to them.

It's really astounding how easy it is to bully these days. It's no better when it happens in person, but at least that bully is putting a face to their hurtful words, leaving you in no doubt who said it. These days, kids can do things anonymously and take zero accountability for what they say. Someone could also open numerous social media accounts to make it seem like a kid is being ganged up on, when it may be only one person.

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I'm so grateful I'm not a kid now. The Internet can be a horrible place for them.

Teach your kids to report cyberbullying and keep an eye on what they're doing online.

Are your kids on Twitter? Do you ever check out what is being said to them?

Image via Canadian Safe School Network/YouTube

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