Channel 4 Education tackles bullying with Hollyoaks
Viewers of Hollyoaks will be already be aware of the current storyline focussing on sixth form student Ester who is suffer bullying at the hands of her group of friends. When fellow student Dylan innocently decides to create a bespoke micro-blogging site, ‘DocYou’ to enter a filmmaking competition, the other sixth formers misuse it and it becomes a public forum to broadcast humiliating content about Esther leaving her unable to escape the torment. DocYou will explore the issues raised in the main TV drama, taking the lives of its sixth form characters online with the creation of Channel 4’s first fictional micro-blogging site within a TV show. Renowned for its ability to confront youth issues, the award-winning Hollyoaks writing team, commissioned by Channel 4 Education, have created a range of compelling and exclusive content, building on the in-show storylines and released in the form of videos, photos and text posts, highlighting major challenges faced by British teenagers including cyber bullying, relationships, privacy and the dangers and pitfalls of revealing too much online.
Find out more at: http://docyou.e4.com