How to Start an Anti-Bullying Campaign

Instructor: Elisha Madison

Elisha is a writer, editor, and aspiring novelist. She has a Master's degree in Ancient Celtic History & Mythology and another Masters in Museum Studies.

If you are passionate about stopping bullying in your schools or town, you can start an anti-bullying campaign in your community. The following lesson discusses the steps to starting your own anti-bullying campaign.

Bullying

Bullying is considered an epidemic in our society, with kids and adults being bullied on a daily basis. But what is bullying? It is when people that are aggressive and intimidating to others try to control a situation with physical or emotional attacks. With social media, the bullying has been exacerbated because no one can get away from the intimidation and aggressive behavior. When you add that to the fact that many schools still do not have guidelines or rules against bullying, it becomes a huge obstacle for students and parents alike. To counter the negativity of bullying, many people have started campaigns and groups to help stop this behavior in their community. However, how do you even start?

How to Get Started

Start an Anti-bullying Campaign
Bully

The first question you need to ask yourself is: why do you want to start this campaign? And second: what are you trying to accomplish? Bullying awareness isn't enough; people know there is bullying. So, what are you are trying to do? Are you trying to create a support network for people who have been bullied? Do you want to create new regulations in the schools in your community that handle bullying and its effects? There are many different ways to address the issue, but you do need to determine your campaign's general idea. Once you have answered these questions, you can begin following these steps:

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