City Launches Bullying Prevention Video Contest

Shoot and submit a PSA for a chance at possible air-time on cable TV.

The following is a press release from the City of Beverly Hills.

The City of Beverly Hills’ Human Relations Commission is proud to announce its inaugural Bullying Prevention Video Competition as part of its ongoing Embrace Civility Campaign.

The announcement falls during National Prevent Bullying Awareness Month and the contest deadline is Feb. 15.

“Everyone plays a role in bullying,” Human Relations Commission Chair Ilona Sherman said. “The bully, the bullied and the bystander. We want Beverly Hills to be a community that no longer stands by while bullying occurs.”

Entrants are encouraged to be creative and portray unique takes on bullying in videos no longer than 90 seconds. Entries will be judged on creativity, educational value and message effectiveness.

Beverly Hills residents, employees, students and people associated with a business or organization that has been operating in Beverly Hills for at least one year are eligible to enter and awards will be given in three categories: 4th – 8th grade, 9th – 12th grade and adults 18 and above.

Winners in each category will receive an Embrace Civility Award, City recognition and possible air-time on Beverly Hills Cable.

Don’t have access to a video camera, Smart Phone with video capabilities or editing equipment? The Beverly Hills Public Library has computer stations loaded with iMovie available in the TeenZone as well as iPads which may be checked out for the purposes of filming. The Library also has a curated selection of books about bullying available in the TeenZone, so there’s no excuse not to get your creative juices flowing.

The Embrace Civility Bullying Prevention video competition deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. To enter or for more information click here. Still have questions? Call 310-285-1006.

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Michelle Smith November 07, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Bullying is a social phenomenon that transcends gender, age, and culture. While there are wide ranges in the definition of the term, bullying is essentially characterized by one or several individuals aggressing on a vulnerable peer, primarily to assert control or power. Thus, being a parent I've learned to be vigilant and more particular on the safety of my teens especially when it comes with bullying cases. Then I found this site that provides a protection for children from a safety mobile protection that can access family, friends and 911 in times of emergency. I just downloaded their application on their iPhone. Here’s where you can find it: http://safetrec.com/


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