Reduce Bullying In Your Community
We can put an end to bullying if we work together. Volunteer to share tips and tactics to overcome bullying, promote positivity at school, and publicly take a stand with your friends. Join millions of young people that care by signing up for for a campaign below to actively stop bullying.
DoSomething.org run dozens of campaigns each year that reduce bullying. Teach underclassmen about cyberbullying by hosting a Social Media Makeover workshop. You can post positive post-it notes on school mirrors to improve self-esteem with Mirror Messages. Artsy? Tell It With A Tiara, and share anonymous compliments to combat verbal bullying.
Whichever way you want to combat bullying, whether it’s creating safe spaces to share stories, spreading positivity, or bystander intervention, we have you covered.
Sign up now. Join millions of young people volunteering to make a difference.
Facts About Bullying
- In 2011, 24% of students experienced cyberbullying. 1
- 6 in 10 LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. 2
- By age 13, approximately 53% of American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This increases to 78% once girls reach 17 years of age. 3
- Girls ages 12 to 18 are more likely to experience verbal bullying than boys. 4
- Students with disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. 5
Patchin, J., and Sameer Hinduja. “School-Based Efforts to Prevent Cyberbullying.” The Prevention Researcher, Volume 19(3). Web Accessed June 23, 2014
Kosciw, Joseph G., Ph.D., Emily A. Greytak, Ph.D., Mark J. Bartkiewicz, M.S., Madelyn J. Boesen, M.A., Neal A. Palmer, M.S. “The 2011 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools.” 2012.
Brumberg, Joan J., "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls," 1998. Accessed January 29, 2014.
Roberts, S., Kemp, J., and Truman, J. (2013). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC.
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center- Bullying and Harrasment of Students With Disabilities: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/students-with-disabilities/. Accessed online July 2014.
What You Get
Psh, what DON’T you get? Each campaign offers the key facts, pro tips, and four easy action steps you need to rock the campaign and make an impact.
- Step 1, Know It: You get stats on the problem and how you’re going to solve it.
- Step 2, Plan It: You’ll learn the stuff you need, how to recruit others to take action with you, and how to prep to take action.
- Step 3, Do It: You’ll learn how to actually do the darn thing and make the biggest impact possible.
- Step 4, Prove It: Snap a pic of you in action and upload it! Each campaign counts as volunteer experience for your resume. And you can enter to win scholarships! Speaking of…
Scholarships and Contests
You make the world suck less for others. Great! So what’s in it for you? Money. Lots and lots of money. (For school.) Complete any campaign on the site, send a pic in the Prove It section, and you’ll enter to win a $10,000 scholarship! We award one of these seasonal scholarships four times a year. And, lots of other campaigns offer their own scholarship opps. Mad chances to win mad money.
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, our millions of members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop