Pop singer Scott Helman speaks out against cyberbullying at a London school

Toronto pop star Scott Helman spoke at White Oaks Public School as part of the #RiseAbove campaign to end cyberbullying.

"One of the best things that I've learned to do is to take a second and pause before responding."

Toronto musican Scott Helman spoke to students at London's White Oaks Public School about ways to prevent cyberbullying.

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.

Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to pop singer Scott Helman. He spoke at a London school to raise awareness about cyberbullying. 6:59