Pop singer Scott Helman speaks out against cyberbullying at a London school
"One of the best things that I've learned to do is to take a second and pause before responding."
That was the main message Toronto popstar Scott Helman shared with Grade 6, 7 and 8 students at White Oaks Public School in London Thursday.
Helman has been speaking and performing in schools as part of the #RiseAbove campaign, an effort to fight cyberbullying. Thursday's stop in London was one of three events in Ontario, which also feature an appearance by comedian Jackie Pirico.
In an interview with CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive, Helman explained how his own experiences on social media as a public figure have helped him learn to deal with online negativity.
"When I get a bad comment on my post or my YouTube video or whatever, it took me a minute to figure out how to deal with that", said Helman.
"One of the best things that I've learned to do is to take a second and pause before responding. It gives you the ability to laugh a bit and realize maybe this (negative comment) isn't everything."
Listen to the full interview below.