Anti-Bullying PSA Competition for Your School
We can all agree, bullying has become a “hot topic” lately. As it should, bringing awareness has become an ever growing movement all over our country.
Have you or your students had experiences with bullies? Or do you want to get involved to help spread the word?
This is a fantastic way to join the anti-bully campaign and to get your students involved! Teams of students will assemble themselves from various schools to create numerous one minute Public Service Announcement’s (PSA) using one of the 12 Trigger-Proof Tools as the basis for their production.
The teams will script, act, film, edit and deliver their finished product which will be posted on You Tube channel antibullyingPSA and voted upon by friends, family and community to determine the best PSA through tracking the number of “likes.”
Each “like” is a vote. The PSA’s winning the most “likes” on their PSA wins.
Engage your school in a collaborative project to promote two important goals.
One is promoting the participation of our students in film, television, and performing arts as a viable and thriving art form and industry.
Secondly, and as important, is to give students the tools they need to help with Anti-Bullying and increase empowerment peace and civility in our schools and community.
Cooper City High School Bullying PSA Competition
West Broward High Anti Bullying PSA Competition #1
Hallandale Bullying PSA by Directed Jose A Hernandez
West Broward High Anti Bullying PSA Competition#2
Hallandale High School Anti Bullying PSA #2
Deerfield Beach High School Anti-Bullying PSA
Mary Bethune Elementary School Trigger-Proof PSA
Anti-Bullying Public Service Announcement Competition and Award Celebration Winners
October 15, 2012
Broward County students were honored Saturday Night, October 13, 2012 for taking a stand against bullying. Teams of students from various schools assembled themselves to create a one-minute public service announcement (PSA) using one of the Trigger-Proof Anti-Bullying 12 Tools To Keep Your Cool and Confidence as the basis for their production. There were over 10,000 views in a short span of three weeks. The PSAs on the YouTube channel and can still be viewed by typing in “AntibullyingPSA-Trigger-Proof.
Filmmaker Lyndale Pettus produced a behind-the-scenes film of the students making the PSAs. The film was premiered during the Awards Celebration at Cinema Paradiso at 503 S.E. 6 St. in Fort Lauderdale. The following schools won the Anti-Bullying PSA Competition and were presented with trophies, BSO pins and sponsor prizes for their school:
- First Place: Cooper City High School: Media Teacher Al Pichardo
- Second Place: Hallandale High School: Media Teacher Dawn Donelly
- Third Place: West Broward High School: Media Teacher Mr. Chuck Rivera
- Celebrity Film Panel Pick: Mary Bethune Elementary School : Media Teacher Ms. Nerissa Street
The anti-bullying campaign is being organized by The Empowerment Center Corporation (TECC), a 501(c) (3) that delivers training for elementary, middle and high school students. Author Gay Lynn Grigas, MA Psy states “This training actually shows students how to recognize their emotional triggers and manage their reactions from the inside. Simply shifting focus from external to internal can set students on a positive life course they never dreamed possible.” The campaign/competition has been approved for use in the Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest public school district in the nation.
TECC Mission Statement: “Empowering people everywhere. Eliminate bullying wherever it raises its ugly head!”
Speaking at the event and congratulating the students was Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, District 9. Commissioner Holness helped to spearhead the project by connecting Lyndale Pettus and Gay Lynn Grigas with Sheriff Al Lamberti, Broward Sheriff’s Office and Broward County Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie. Commissioner Holness stated that “This project should be life training for success as our children seek to benefit from skills in film making. I believe this will help tremendously in their future profession. I hope to see more support for this project as we aim to strengthen our children’s’ dreams knowing that they will make a better future for our community.” The collaborative effort engaged and united stakeholders from the city, county, school, student, parent and community at large. During the ceremony, Commissioner Holness expressed his sincere appreciation for the support given by Superintendent Runcie and Sheriff Lamberti from the onset of the competition.
Please continue to submit your PSA’s! This is an ongoing competition and all entries are eligible to win at a future date.