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YouTube Commercial for YouTube TimeOut (2016)

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YouTube Commercial for YouTube TimeOut

Summer/Fall 2016
 
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Plot / Description

When it comes to cyberbullying, the internet has created a new kind of crowd: unbridled, unsupervised and unaccountable virtual presences with no limitations. 95% of cyberbullying cases go unreported and It has been an escalating reason for suicide amongst today’s internet addicted teenagers. 
With YouTube’s TimeOut, we offer a defense mechanism to bullied users, by giving a real time virtual ‘punishment’ to cyber predators. By reporting an objectionable comment, Youtube will use the one thing everyone hates to make a statement: Pre-roll ads. The offenders will be given a timeout, by preventing them from skipping ads for a limited amount of time, pushing them to reconsider their behavior and providing a sense of accountability for young internet users. 
 
"YouTube TimeOut - Skip the bully"

Voiceover / Dialog / Script / Spoken Word

She was known as Becca, and police say she took her life after getting bullied relentlessly by kids on the internet.

Written Text

Cyberbullying is one of the leading causes of depression amongst teenagers today.  
95% of cyberbullying cases go unpunished.  
Much of that bullying, happens on YouTube. 
Since 94% of users, including those bullies, prefer to skip pre-roll ads, we stood up with a solution.  
YouTube 
Presents 
TimeOut 
Where we skip the bully 
Once the person who has been bullied notifies YouTube, action will be taken against the bully.  
TimeOut 
You have been given a YouTube TimeOut 
with a YouTube TimeOut 
people will think twice about the consequences of their actions before posting a bullying comment. 
YouTube TimeOut 
Where We Skip The Bully With Unskippable Ads