On Friday night, at a red carpet premiere at Camana Bay theatres, Logic and Vagabond Media Group launched their new documentary video titled ‘The Change Project’ as an in depth look at cyberbullying in the Cayman Islands.
The 20 minute short documentary is the focal point of Logic’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on educating the public about cyberbullying and the effects it can have on people throughout their lives.
‘As we grow into becoming the largest telecom provider of home internet, we felt a responsibility to educate the public on the impacts of their online behaviour’ said Rob McNabb, CEO of Logic. ‘We believe the first step to solving a problem is to highlight the issue, which this documentary so clearly does, and we are proud to help be a part of the solution on cyberbullying in the Cayman Islands going forward.’
Monica Walton, owner and founder of Vagabond Media Group filmed the documentary over the last year attending numerous events, filming at John Gray High School, interviewing experts in mental health and following local teens around to get their perspective on how they are impacted by online bullying.
‘It was truly an eye opening experience’ said Walton. ‘These kids opened up their lives to us and they are so brave to share their stories so that we can educate the public that online behaviour, social media bullying & people’s words have real impact on mental health & the well-being of our young people.’
Some of the stories children shared touched upon their feelings of depression, isolation & anxiety stemming from social media bullying.
The film was attended by approximately 150 people including the Deputy Governor Franz Manderson & the principle of John Gray High School, Jon Clark. The film also quotes Health Minister Dwayne Seymour about how we need to come together as a community to help in the cause “immediately”.
Attendees at the event were asked to ‘take the pledge’ against cyberbullying and to promise to promote positive online behaviour.
Logic and Vagabond Media Group would like to give special thanks to the Alex Panton foundation, John Gray High School, Taya Lounge, the National Drug Council, On course Cayman, and United Against Bullying for access to their organisations and for sharing their expertise in mental health and bullying.
The film can now be seen at ‘TheChangeProject.com' or on Logic’s facebook and youtube pages and Logic is asking that all ‘take the pledge’ on the website in the promotion of positive online behaviour.