I am happy to announce the Third Annual Legal Lives Anti-Bullying Video Contest scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Students in the fourth through ninth grades throughout Brooklyn are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting a video about bullying. The deadline for video submissions is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Bullying is a problem in schools and on the internet. It is intentional, aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power or strength, typically repeated over time. Bullying has a serious effect on its victims, often leading to depression, and in some cases, it may even lead to suicide.
The goal of the contest is to raise the consciousness of not only children, but teachers, administrators and parents to the reality of bullying and how each of them has to step up and be a part of solving this problem. If more young people were to take a stand against bullying, then the phenomenon would likely diminish over time.
Participants are asked to create a 90-second video that answers one of the following questions:
- What is bullying?
- How does bullying make you feel?
- What does a bully look like?
- How can you stop a bully?
- What should you do if you are being bullied?
Videos will be judged on creativity and content. Students are encouraged to use music, dancing or pictures. To submit a video, students will need to upload their videos as a response to the DA Hynes Announces Anti-Bullying Video which can be found at: www.youtube.com/kingscountyda. The winner will serve as “DA for the Day.”