As we’ve mentioned in past posts, October is National Bullying Prevention Month. There are plenty of ways to get involved and take a stand against bullying (including this month’s #ChoicesChallenge). Another strategy? Participate in DoSomething.org’s The Bully Text campaign! It’s an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure game that teens can play on their phones and learn how to be more than just bystanders.
This campaign is super important, since 1 in 4 teens admitted to being bullied in a 2011 study. Plus, 24 percent of teens say they experienced cyberbullying. That’s way too many!
To find out how to play this game via text message, head over to DoSomething.org’s site! Teens can even invite their friends and be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship!
For the Bully Text campaign, DoSomething.org teamed up with Be a STAR — an anti-bullying initiative from WWE and the Creative Coalition. To introduce the campaign, they made a video featuring WWE Superstar Sheamus! Check it out below:
Did you know DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change? They have 3 million members supporting causes they care about. Check out their site for easy and effective ways to get involved!