I wanted to show how bullying is an issue that effects everyone and anyone can help the victim by standing up to a bully. The target audience is children and teenagers but the lessons can be applied to the workplace for harassment. In this PSA, I want to tell how important it is to speak out against bullying because they have the power to make the world a better place for others.
- The 2010–2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau
of Justice Statistics) indicates that, nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced
- The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
indicates that, nationwide, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. (http://
- Over half, about 56 percent, of all students have witnesses a bullying crime take place while at
- 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying. (https://www.dosomething.org)
- 7 in 10 young people are victims of cyberbullying
The script below came from http://psahub.com/60-second-psa/bullying-org-radio-psa/ for bullying.org and I cut it down for a 30 second commercial.
Imagine a world where bullying isn’t considered a normal part of childhood.
A world where you are not afraid to go to school.
To turn on your phone. Or walk to your locker.
Did you know that a bully will stop his or her behavior in ten seconds when their peers speak up? You have the power to stop the bullying.
Speak out. Speak up. Educate.
Find out more on Bullying dot org.
Bullying dot org, where you’re not alone.
I finally settled on Avenir because it has many different typefaces in the family. The Black and heavy versions is very strong and the different weights allow me to accent individual words.
VO: Imagine a world where bullying isn’t considered a normal part of childhood
Video: Teenage girl at school hiding from the world because of gossip.
VO: A world where I am not afraid to go to school.
Video: Video of a mean girl giving the stink eye to camera. Camera dollies out.
VO: To turn on my phone.
Video: Girl reading a hurtful post on Facebook. Camera dollies in.
VO: Or walk to my locker.
Video: Bully threatening a boy at his locker. Camera pans right.
VO: Did you know that a bully will stop his or her behavior in ten seconds when their peers speak up?
Video: Teenage Girl leans against a wall as a group of kids laugh at her. A ten second clock counts down. Cut to a group of girls where a one girl is defending another girl from a bully.
VO: You have the power to stop the bullying.
Video: Girl on right comforts the girl on the left as the camera pans to the left.
VO: Speak out. Speak up. Educate.
Video: The camera continues pans to the left.
VO: Find out more on Bullying dot org.
Video: Two hands with “Stop Bullies” written on the hands as the website bullying.org gets tagged.
VO: Where you’re not alone.
Video: zoom in on hands