#42 Good advice

09 July 2021

Winners Announced!

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the competition this week. Your advice was fantastic and showed you all have an excellent understanding of cancel culture and how it makes people feel. Our two winners this time are…

sceptical_rock of Preston Manor School, who reminded people about the importance of stepping away from social media if it’s affecting your mental health

and

wondrous_orca of Cheam Common Junior Academy, who advised people not to lose hope or give up on being heard, even if you are cancelled.

Great work!


This Issue has given you lots of opportunities to decide what you think about cancel culture. But what should you do if you get cancelled?

Your challenge this week is to give one piece of advice to someone who has been cancelled.

STEP 1:

Watch this video of Lily Silverton, one of our cancel culture experts, and listen to her advice...

STEP 2:

Choose ONE piece of advice that you think is important for someone who has been cancelled. Don't forget to say WHY it's important!

Need some help to get going? Use this structure:

One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is... (insert your advice here). This advice is important because... (insert your reason here).


The deadline for entries is Friday July 9th at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!

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  • wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is don't lose hope and don't give up trying to be heard. This advice is important because everyone deserves to be heard whether its an apology or a statement saying that you were falsely accused. I think it's important to have hope because it's what keeps you running. Whether you have someone trying to persuade the people to uncancel you or whether you are alone and everyone disrespects you, you should always have hope that one day your voice will be heard and the people will forgive you.

  • selfassured_journalist | Manor Park Primary Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is that if they see where they went wrong, they should think about it and own up. This advice is important as it cancels out the mistake you made as you won't do it again and people are more likely to socialise more with you now they see you're a good person.

  • modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School | United Kingdom 02 Jul 2021

    A piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is try to ignore it. This is because if you let it get into your head, you’ll forever think that you won’t be welcome anywhere. That is bad. If you ignore the people who are cancelling you, then you can try and live your life like nothing happened and won’t forever be thinking about it.

  • sceptical_rock | Preston Manor School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 02 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been canceled is first got off social media because social media can cause distress to you and affect your mental health. Then see if you actually did anything wrong, if you did then apologize to the people or for what you did wrong. This should have a lot of sincerity and truth. Afterward, get some time alone or find comfort in your loved ones. This is most likely to redeem yourself back and feel good! Don't worry too much about the media and news because they are not reliable and will die in like 2-3 days! Wish you the best!!
    -Sceptical_rock

  • allowing_idea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy | United Kingdom 02 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to clear your mind by doing things you enjoy such as hobbies, sports etc. This advice is important because if you can't take it off your mind, you will not be able to concentrate on further important things such as education and so on. Not only can this affect you, but also your mental health. For example, getting "cancelled" could have case of depression.

  • buzzing_grapefruit | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 03 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to take time to think over your actions and if someone teases you about being cancelled then don’t react. This advice is important because if let’s say you don’t know why you are cancelled and why you should apologise then you should think over what you have says or done recently that may ,now that you have thought about it, upset anyone.
    Ignore any rude or silly comments about you getting cancelled online is important because you could say something that insults them or something worse than what they’re saying and therefore they would try to cancel you for a longer period of time.
    - buzzing_grapefruit

  • shining_journalist | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 03 Jul 2021

    Shining_journalist here and this is my advice for anyone who feels cancelled!

    I believe that one piece of advice that I would give to someone who is feeling cancelled is to make sure to not let them take control of you because they are cancelling your culture you be confident because the people cancelling peoples culture are probably targetting people who are not confident so then they think that they will be an easy target but when you start becoming confident you have control over yourself and nobody is going to stop you because of what you believe in your culture. Another point is that my mother told me to be confident support yourself as if you were a small cheerleader to yourself after the person who realised that they became confident they will realise that they should target them anymore because they are not scared anymore

  • willing_radio | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    I know I shouldn’t be doing this on here but you know how extraordinary_dinosaur won the last competition well is was a half and half comment with me :) I started it and they added to it :)

  • funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice for anyone who is being cancelled is to hold your head high and feel confident about yourself don't worry about what other people think about you the only thing that matters is what you feel about yourself. No one has the right to decide what other people should think about you.

  • poetic_passionfruit | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    The piece of advice I would choose to give someone whom has been a victim of cancel culture would be to take the time and do what you like. A great way to de-stress from the internet is doing your hobbies like art, runningand football etc. and being present in the current world. This advice is super important to take you thoughts and mind away from all the hate so you can focus on what actually matters like a job or education.

  • clever_peak | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    I would give advice to people that have been cancelled to not give up hope as you might have changed from when you did that and I'm sure people will give you another chance if you ask

  • extraordinary_dinosaur | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    The piece of advice I would give to someone who has previously been cancelled or is currently cancelled would be to stay away from social media where fans or the public can see when you are active on the app and dont do/say anything that can possibly offend someone. I would give this advice because doing something that could offend someone would not be a wise decision because you are already unwanted and despised so doing something bad on top of that could ruin your life even more and shops could even stop supplying you products. Adding on, staying away from social media would be a good idea because when the people who do not like you make posts about you it will make you feel sad and lonely that no one is on your side. In conclusion, stay away from social media and don't do anything that will offend anyone if you have been cancelled.

  • willing_radio | Hammond Junior School A | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to try to stay calm and think about what made you get cancelled and ask yourself questions, why did you do it? Should you have known better? Was it a mistake? What made you do it? And if someone teases you about being cancelled just try to stay calm and don’t retaliate because it will only make the situation worse. What you should do is try to keep yourself as busy as possible so you won’t keep thinking about it. If you don’t know what you have done to get cancelled what you should do is think about if at some point you may have said or done something that could offend or upset anyone and also try to find what ever it was that made you get cancelled on the internet and what you should do is apologise and say that it was a mistake for you to do that and you should of know better and you are really sorry... something along those lines. You should just pray for the better and if it doesn’t change then learn to live with it.
    By willing_radio
    P.s. have a good day/night :)
    P.s. the comment before this was a accident. so could you please post this one instead! :)

  • focused_lemon | Hammond Junior School C | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    You should try to accept that you did something wrong and try again on something different and maybe you will get lucky and you won’t

  • decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice I would give to someone that has been cancelled cultured is noticed that what you have done is wrong and change from that things that you have done in the past that we’re bad people might Still. Reflect on those things even though it was in the past and for that it’s best that you change and you forget about those things. Even if you are still continuing those things its best you change over a new leaf and become better than you were in the past
    Thank you for reading this comment
    -decisive_redcurrant

  • eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    eager_reflection here,
    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is that they should take recognise that they have made a mistake but express their opinion politely. They should also sincerely apologise about what they did. This piece of advice is important because people can understand why they did the thing they were accused of and the person can feel remorseful for what they have done. When someone explains why they did what they were accused of, people can see their point of view. Apologising is the best thing someone can do when they are being cancelled because it is the most they can do. If they do both of these things, society will be quicker to let them back in. People should give everybody a second chance.
    Thank you for reading.

  • discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 05 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to take a break from social media for a few days or weeks to give you time not to dwell on being cancelled. This advice is important because then you won’t get upset by the issue and you won’t always be thinking about being cancelled. In addition, if you take some time away from social media, it won’t affect your mental health by being upset, this will give you time to deal with the situation or to die down for a bit, to give time for the issue to calm down. You just have to remember, being cancelled is not the end of the world.

  • dedicated_starfruit | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 06 Jul 2021

    Hello BNC,

    My advice to all those who have been cancelled is to not give up on your opinion on your topic. Also, take a break from
    social media and any type of texting. You have listen to my advice because the more you carry on texting, the more people will cancel and you won't even think about what you're saying. Sometimes, what you say can be rude or offensive. Hopefully, it won't affect you're mental health otherwise, you may be in this tough situation where your brain not may be well. If you're cancelled, nothing much is affecting you.

    By dedicated_starfruit

  • delightful_effort | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 06 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to reflect. Think about what you have done to be cancelled. Was it wrong for you to do that? Do you regret doing that? Were you just sharing your opinion?
    This piece of advice is important because if your able to reflect on your actions, it can help you to know what to do next. Maybe you might need a break from social media or maybe you might just ignore the hate on there but make sure not to retaliate because 2 wrongs dont make a right.

  • brave_fox | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is that you should be able watch back (sort of replay the memory). Maybe think about what you have done to make you be cancelled. Find a solution to solve the problem. This piece of advice is important because if you have seen what you have done wrong you won't do that again. What i'm trying to say is that if you need a break take that break for the better: never make that same mistake or more people will try to avoid you and make more hateful comments that might give your depression or anxiety.

  • loyal_pigeon | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Jul 2021

    The advice I would give to someone who has been cancelled would be to first take a break from social media. Wait for people to calm down after whatever happened. Once everyone has calmed down, you should apologise for whatever you did to offend someone. If you have done nothing wrong try to say you were just giving your opinion and you didn't think about it offending others. Try to avoid making whatever the mistake you made that got you cancelled was again.

  • reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C | United Kingdom 07 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to be yourself, and not to be afraid to express your opinions. I feel that this is incredibly important, and if you do this, you might be able to withstand offensive attacks about yourself. While this is true, you must also recognise that you may have done something wrong, because everything happens for a reason, as the saying goes. If you hold your opinion, people might recognise that no one is perfect, and you could almost redeem yourself. As long as you don't reciprocate, there isn't much reason for them to carry on excluding you. Although this has been said often, it would be best if you limit yourself from certain media, as it may carry certain articles that won't help you with boosting your confidence about yourself. You need to stay firm.
    Thank you for reading,
    reflective_artic_fox

  • clever_iceberg | Arnhem Wharf Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Jul 2021

    The advice I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to take time to be alone and to reflect. After that, you should meet some trusted loved ones who would never cancel you, to make you feel better. This advice is important because it would help your mental mindset, which is a delicate thing and can be extremely harmed when you are cancelled. It can also help if other people explain what you have done wrong, as you will then hear what other people thought of what you said, helping you to find a way to say sorry.
    -clever_iceberg

  • adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Jul 2021

    Hi!
    My advice is not to act first because the more likely you are to act quickly about being cancelled the more people you will have against you.
    For me this kind of reminds of what happens at break time for some schools. For example: A teacher will randomly ask you why you are talking even though you are not and you are quickly to say no I wasn't talking and then you get punished.
    So for me being able to be patient is a skill you should really have when getting cancelled.

    If you do get cancelled you should probably wait for the heat to cool down so that you don't get more hate so the best thing to do is to listen to other peoples opinion of why you are cancelled because these are basically where the BNC skills come in because you need all of them to get uncancelled otherwise you could be doomed!!

  • fulfilled_octopus | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is to never stop trying, to be yourself and to never listen to anyone who says bad things about you. We are all humans and we have our own rights. Nobody should ever be treated badly and we should all let people be themselves. We are all humans with our own opinions.

  • free_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    The advice I would give you is never get involved especially when it is calling out .If you ever get cancelled out then tell someone you trust and apologize

  • wondrous_artist | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    If someone happened to get cancelled, I would tell them to retrace their steps. Then they should continue to develop how they may behave online and try become a better person. They can then try be a good Samaritan and set a diary of what you have done good and bad. Then you can set a goal like: do five good deeds a day or maybe adjust what you say to people if it has a bad outcome. Try get people on your side and not make more people mad.

  • magical_bee | Harris Academy Wimbledon | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    The advice I would give is that you should consider the wrongdoings you have committed and try to make amends. Some people will not forgive, but if you have truly changed, you can turn your life around.

  • skillful_trombone | The Sherwood School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    A helpful piece of advice is that you should not care about what anybody says and does as it doesn't matter and you just need to stay strong and you nee d to be able to understand that you are not alone and just carry on and ignore the haters who have cancelled you maliciously ,as you are better than them as you did nothing wrong and if you did you know you regret it so just say that you've learned your lesson and that from then on you will just be a peaceful and kind person.

  • observant_pineapple | Harris Academy Wimbledon | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    The advice I'd give to people who get cancelled and not cared about is to not lose hope and not give up. That is the most important thing to do wen cancelled. Try to calm yourself down and do not listen to others who are hating on you. You may feel stressed and not confident to put your point out there, but when done others will take notice of it and help you get it out to everyone.

  • powerful_peach | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice that I would give to someone who has been cancelled is persevere and don't give up on your opinions. Believe in yourself and one day you may be remembered as the person who changed a rule that was unfair not as the person who was wrong (and then got cancled). This advice is important because your opinion may be important, don't hide away, even if many people doubt you! Do you remember those women in the past, the women who weren't respected and heard as much as they deserved? They kept on persevering and eventually got their voices heard! So, persevere and don't give up on your opinions!

  • comfortable_chemistry | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice I would personally give to someone that has been cancelled is, use you platform to apologise and genuinely change. It's no surprise that some victims of cancel culture use their attention to their advantage-promoting and sponsoring their videos, But why not use that privilege for the better? It can be hard expressing your apologies and opinions right after you've been cancelled but realising you may have the potential to turn over a new leaf, might ease the stressing out. Take your time in planning out the sincere apology-trying your best into expressing you concerns and problems and in the end the opposing side could forgive you. It's also key to try not to overthink about the situation as it could easily lead to rumination, a mental health condition caused by having a history of emotional or physical trauma. Facing ongoing stressors that can't be controlled.

    comfortable_chemistry

  • thankful_drawing | Lyons Hall Primary School C | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    What to do when getting cancelled: (my opinion). I think you should definitely try to keep on in your life and act normal as if you dont care. Try to ignore it.

  • thankful_drawing | Lyons Hall Primary School C | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    I would also advise to make new friends while yours are cancelling you and try to speak to someone you are close to and /or trust but most importantly try and apologise or make up for what you did even if you don't agree you did anything wrong.

  • insightful_orca | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Jul 2021

    One piece of advice I would give to to someone who has been cancelled is do something you love. This advice is important because it gives you the opportunity to think about what you have done and what you can do better. It also takes your mind off of the fact that you’re cancelled and it also is just nice to do what you love every once in a while. It is good to take your mind off of the issue and to not dwell on the past and it will help your mental health if you forget about what has happened and focus on what can happen in the future.