Cyberbullying Poster Commision

Poster Design:

Commissioned by the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies for the 2013 CASHRA conference to represent the theme of cyberbullying. 

Overview


Displayed in one of the main halls of the CASHRA conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Studies show that it is much harder to empathize with someone if one cannot physically see the other person. Oftentimes, it can be difficult for a young person to comprehend the extensive negative impact that their online insults have on their victims, with the internet acting as a barrier to feelings of empathy and consequences. This poster puts this issue of cyberbullying into perspective: that virtual actions have real consequences.

The furrow of her brow in the photograph conveys the emotion of a girl being bullied. The photo is cropped uncomfortably close and is placed at an angle reflecting an off balance and vulnerable nature. The overall blue tone implies both feelings of sadness and the presence of a screen.