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End Bullying By Speaking Out

Oct 05, 2012

Do you ever wonder what the world would look like if all girls treated one another with kindness and respect and no one was bullied—at school, online, or out in the world?

Go to Girl Scouts Speak Out! and create a public-service announcement (PSA) video that tells us what that world could look like and how we can get there. We’re taking entries on the new theme, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This…,” through January 31, 2013.

So, why did we choose this topic? Because we heard you when you said bullying is an issue that’s important to you.

And, when it comes to bullying, the facts can be scary:

  • More than half of teens say they witness bullying at least once a day at school.
  • When a girl is bullied, 85 percent of the time nobody steps in to help her.

You have the power to change that.

  • More than half the time, when peers speak up, bullying stops within 10 seconds.

And remember, while you’re on Girl Scouts Speak Out!, take some time to vote for your favorite entry on “Dear Mr. President,” our previous theme. Voting closes October 15.