The Girl Who Fell theatre production launches fundraiser to support cyberbullying victims


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The Girl Who Fell is raising awareness of the risks of cyberbullying during Anti-Bullying Week to support The Cybersmile Foundation charity.

Playing at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios in London, The Girl Who Fell tells the story of a mother who is battling to deal with the fallout following her daughter’s suicide. The play centres around Snapchat stars and highlights the repercussions of a teenage suicide, revealing the dangers of social media use, but also the generational divide and how society is changing as young people are being affected by new technology, with all its positives and negatives.

The play stars Navin Chowdhry (Doctor Foster), Claire Goose (Casualty) and Rosie Day (Outlander), and has received rave reviews from audiences.

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This week, the production announced it would be fundraising to support The Cybersmile Foundation throughout Anti-Bullying Week at each performance, where money raised would go towards its support services. The cast got behind the initiative and released a message on Twitter to encourage donations, and to raise awareness of cyberbullying - ensuring that vulnerable internet users are able to access resources to help them navigate online abuse.

The Cybersmile Foundation also teamed up with Instagram and a number of social media stars earlier this week including Chessie King and Mo Gilligan, who have released videos to highlight the risks of banter and when it can go too far.

With the rise of social media use and its impact on younger generations, should we be considering our words more carefully?

The Girl Who Fell was written by Sarah Rutherford and is directed by Hannah Price. It will run through November 23rd at Trafalgar Studios 2 in London.

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