On Independence Day, some of India’s biggest digital stars, Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar, Rohan Joshi, Angira Dhar and Harnidh Kaur came together for a new video by youth platform Yuva (@weareyuvaa), to address the most urgent problem on the internet: trolling.
The video, called ‘You’re Gonna Get Trolled’, is a cheeky and quirky take on trolling, and tries to put across the point that the reason we get trolled, is because we do it too, however unintentional it may be. It emphasises choosing kindness and love online, otherwise we’re gonna get trolled too! The stars in the video ask a pertinent question to us today: Can we #FreeIndiaFromTrolling?
The digital came together for the video earlier in the week, when they celebrated International Youth Day or ‘Yuvaa Day’ with the Yuvaa community on social media, on 12th August. YouTuber Prajakta Koli also joined in, and they discussed relevant youth problems such as mental health, struggles of shifting a career path, gender equality and being responsible young people of India. International Youth Day is a United Nations’ initiative, and Yuvaa celebrated the day to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The video builds on the messaging of encouraging the youth to being responsible and thinking before posting something online.
“Behind the words we see on screen
Is a human being we don’t
Online sabke opinion toh dikh jaaate hai
Par offline unki kahaani nahin
Because our real stories
Are the ones we are not putting up on Instagram”
You can watch the video here :