By District Attorney Charles J. Hynes
Kings County District Attorney's Office
If you are a student in grades four through nine and attend school in Brooklyn, here is your chance to show the world how creative and talented you are. Enter your video in the Third Annual Legal Lives Anti-Bullying Video Contest and compete for the First Place Prize!
The student or class who submits the winning video will be introduced at a press conference where their video will be shown to members of the media.
The deadline for all video submissions is Tuesday, April 30. Students are encouraged to submit their videos as soon as possible. Don’t delay and miss out on this unique opportunity to help address the serious topic of bullying.
The goal of the contest is to raise the consciousness of not only students, but teachers, administrators and parents to the reality of bullying and how each of them has to take a stand and be a part of solving this problem. If more young people stood up against bullying, then the phenomenon would likely diminish over time.
Ready to get started on your video? Here are the contest guidelines:
Participants are asked to create a 90-second video that answers one of the following questions:
1. What is bullying?
2. How does bullying make you feel?
3. What does a bully look like?
4. How can you stop a bully?
5. What should you do if you are being bullied?
Videos will be judged on the level of creativity and content. Students are encouraged to use music, dancing or pictures to effectively deliver an anti-bullying message.
Once completed, students enter the contest by uploading their video as a response to the “D.A. Hynes Announces Anti-Bullying Video” which can be found at www.youtube.com/kingscountyda.
Good luck, and may the best video win!