Viral Violence: Solutions

School fights going viral. Students, embarrassed and ashamed to go to school, is it a form of entertainment? Can it be stopped? We ask for solutions to a negative growing trend.

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School fights going viral. Students, embarrassed and ashamed to go to school, is it a form of entertainment? Can it be stopped? We ask for solutions to a negative growing trend.

"I just like watching the video fights, I’m not going to lie,” says one student.

"Why do you like it?" asked Nolan.

"I don't know, I just like it," says one student.

"Stop putting so much attention on it."

“We all going to watch it, we all going to laugh, and show it to our friends, because that's just what we do."

"Somebody bring it to you, just stop it, don't show it to somebody else."

"there's nothing you can do about it, other than prosecute the people that are putting out the video, really their not guilty of anything I guess, as long as you have social media, I don’t think there is going to be a cure for it, " says Tyler Parrish, student at Northview High School.

"You become a finger pointer, a victim so to speak, it's sad, .and once it's on the web these other websites have access to it, and for profit," says Kris Doss with the Healthy You Initiative.

"I see them like once a week, on Facebook, on Twitter, you can get them on Vine on Instagram, you see them everywhere, it's just what people do."

"To get all these likes, at the cost of what?" says Kris Doss with the Healthy You Initiative.

"it makes a person feel good, saying oh so many people like my page, .because everyone want to feel important, yet they don't understand the lives that they are hurting, by putting these things out here that aren't going anywhere...you can pull it up, and share it all across the world, and people don't understand what this is doing to people's lives," says Kris Doss with the Healthy You Initiative.

"If you have no respect for that person, then yes you are going to press send, but if you do have respect for them, then you will say no I don't need to post that," says Courtney Bass, student at Headland High School.

"Anybody can record a fight, but like, whatever you believe, or whatever your morals are, is what's going to cause you to press send," says Angela Flowers, student at Carroll High School.

"they take these pictures of fights, you know it used to be a time, where the fight could happen on the other end of the school and it takes you a whole day to get it, now, it's a push of a button and now everybody knows it, and now that kid has to walk around with their head hanging down.
With cyber bullying and with the video problems, the thing is the cameras are not the problem, the computers not the problem, the iPad is not the problem, it's the people who are behind the camera, those are the ones with the issue, because it's faster, it's way more quicker," says Doss.

"if somebody could just sit there, and watch and one person is being attacked, or hurt by somebody else, no matter what even if it's defense, you shouldn't record that, you shouldn't record someone else being harmed, because you wouldn't feel the same way, they wouldn't be laughing if that was them." Says Joshua Britt, student at Northview High School.

"People have the choice, whether they post it, whether they put it out there, whether they are in the situation. Show them what the real consequences are and make sure people see...you have to let them know, you almost have to make that public more so than the fight," says Jack Stansell, student at Dothan High School.

"Quit talking about it, and let's do something about it," says Doss.

"If we put a fight video up, everybody's going to see that video, so if we, stop putting videos up, stop recording them, stop following the entertainment, and everything that is negative. And more positive things are entertained, them it will be better for everybody, worldwide," says Joshua Britt, student at Northview High School.

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