Every day, 160,000 teens skip school because of bullying, and more than 3.2 million students report being victims of bullying every year. Bullying can take many different forms—physical, verbal, exclusion, and cyberbullying. And understanding how to stop it before it starts can help make schools safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
That’s why HensonFuerst is asking school students like you to create unique and engaging public service announcements—PSAs—to inspire your peers to think about how their actions can affect others. The rules are simple: Create a video PSA encouraging young people to take a stand against bullying.
You can choose one of the suggestions below or create your own idea. Just be sure to stick with the theme of anti-bullying.
The contest deadline will be set for the fall of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates!
Anti-bullying campaigns often focus on what young people can do to curb bullying, but what actions can adults take to make schools better places to learn? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ StopBullying.gov campaign offers information and tips adults can use to help build supportive learning environments for young people.
When bullying extends to texting, social networking, and other technology, it can happen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And because internet communication is often “faceless,” some young people may not even be aware that what they do online harms others. Create a PSA that explains cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it.
Being a bystander during a bullying incident often lets the behavior continue. But there are ways young people can take a stand and respond to bullying to help positively influence their peers and build safer, more respectful school environments. How can you inspire your fellow students to take action against bullying?
Let’s get to the good stuff, THE PRIZE! What do you get if you win our video PSA contest? How does a new Apple MacBook with Apple Final Cut Express HD sound?
Or, if you already have a computer, you can select a $1,500 gift card to a well-known electronics store. Now that’s some serious motivation!
Plus, your school will receive a $500 donation, and the winning PSA will be aired on local television and the HensonFuerst website.
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