Los Socios Federales para la Prevención de Acoso Escolar buscan videos informativos y entretenidos que transmitan un mensaje positivo a los jóvenes acerca de la importancia de ser "más que un espectador" del acoso escolar en sus escuelas y comunidades.
In August, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, called on America's youth to take the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Este certamen brinda a los jóvenes otra manera de crear un entorno más positivo y saludable en sus escuelas y comunidades. Students are asked to submit videos answering the question: "How have you been more than a bystander?"
Encourage the youth in your life to submit original PSAs, 30 to 60 seconds in length, that show ways they are taking action against bullying and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their communities. The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2012 at 11 PM EST. Youth between 13 and 18 years old are eligible to participate. Youth under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian.
Un panel de jueces expertos ayudará a elegir a los finalistas y luego el público elegirá su video favorito. Once the top three finalists have been selected, the contest winner will receive a grand prize of $2,000, and the two runner-ups will receive $500 each.
Here’s how you can take action:
- Watch Secretary Duncan’s video
- Work with youth to enter the challenge
- Forward this message to your networks
Full details about the contest, including additional submission guidelines and rules for eligibility are available at stopbullying.challenge.gov.