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The situation in this video is too real – you’ll recognise it straight away cos it happens all the time but what can you change about it? Basically someone’s commented on a photo online, saying their mate’s girlfriend looks rough. Which obviously isn’t funny but it could be kinda difficult to tell the tone of the comment like, maybe it’s sarcastic or something? Well, someone else gets involved trying to sort the situation out and it all goes kinda wrong…

Chatting online and messaging can make situations escalate quickly because it’s soooooo difficult to judge the tone of a message. Plus there’s way more time for things to be over-thought and for people to build up resentments and get the situation confused in their head. And also all the people involved can’t talk at the same time so a rash comment can quickly become a big deal, and then it can lead to people getting hurt. Most people if they’re being honest will hold up their hands and say “I get jealous” because it’s totally natural, but you’ve gotta watch out what you say online because things can get out of hand. It could also come across as cyber bullying, which is not something you wanna be seen doing!

So if you wanna avoid fights (of course you do!) make sure you’re careful about what you post or comment on. ‘Cos you can accidentally cause hurt by posting without thinking. Watch the video and you’ll see how things can build.

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