How to Start an Anti- Bullying Campaign

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Many people start a Bullying Campaign for many different reasons, but the primary reason is to make people aware of things that are going on, such as bullying. During these campaigns, people are given valuable information about the subject, and learn different techniques that fall in this category. Bullying is something that has taken over from previous years. Bullying has taken a complete turn and causes more problems in today’s school systems than any other issues. When you are ready to start your campaign, there are a few things need you need to know, and many different questions you need to ask yourself.

Why Should I Get Involved In a Campaign?

If you want others to be involved in your campaign, you need to ask yourself why you would join a campaign. When you can answer your own questions, the better you will be able to answer the questions that others may have.

Many people involve themselves in campaigns because they want to make a difference. Whether they are trying to make a difference within their neighborhood or they are making a global attempt to change things, being involved in a campaign is a great way to get the process of change started.

Another reason someone would be interested in joining a campaign is to make a local change, often a school or a business. A campaign is one way to grasp the attention of authorities and let them know that a change needs to be made.

When you want to change a policy, starting a campaign is the perfect thing to do. Influences to change policies may include human rights and equal pay. This type of campaign is usually seen in front of businesses and similar places.

Getting Started

Blueprint for the Campaign

Before you can get your anti-bullying campaign started, you need to ask yourself five questions. These questions will guide you and put you on the right path for getting the response you desire.

What Is Your Campaign for or about?

In this situation, your campaign is about bullying. Let people know why you are taking a stand, and express your views on the situation. Most people have a story behind their support. If you have a story to tell, feel free to share it. You never know who has been or is in the same situation as you. This is a great networking opportunity to find people who are just like you. Together, you can help people understand what bullying is, how it works, and the possible outcomes. You need to make sure that you are sending a clear message about the issues involved and what you want your anti-bullying campaign to achieve. It will be in your best interest to set goals for your campaign, and have different ways to achieve them.

Who’s On Your Team?

A lot of people have a general idea of who will join them in alliance and who will not. Anti-bullying campaigns have thousands, sometimes millions of followers who are striving to make a difference in their area. You can never have too many supporters, so you need to find out who is down for the cause with you. With this type of campaign, finding people who want the same outcome as you is relatively easy to find. In this situation, you need to let people know who bullying affects and how it affects them.

What’s Your Issue?

It is difficult to start a campaign, and you don’t know the issue at hand. Take the time to properly research different topics that pertain to your campaign, and discuss the issues at hand. It is a good idea to add a little history or background information about the topic and share it with your supporters. The more you know, the better you can support your campaign and followers. Once you have conducted your research, find at least four examples of the issues you are addressing. The campaign will run a lot smoother when you are properly educated about the situation and well- informed.

How Committed Are You?

A successful campaign cannot be created overnight, and for this reason, you need to be committed. You will have supporters, but you need to be the most dedicated of everyone. Being dedicated can mean staying up countless nights, organizing events, such as speeches, charities for bullying victims, and similar events. It is your campaign, and you are the leader. Your supporters are only as motivated and driven as you are.

Are Your Goals Realistic?

When you are ready to approach this situation, do not walk into it with your eyes closed. As long as you have reasonable goals and expectations that can be met, you not have any issues. Whether you are a novice or an expert with setting up campaigns, it will be in your best interest to start small and make your way to bigger and better things. Doing too much at once can cause the entire campaign to fail.

Set Up Your Campaign

Once you have figured out the foundation of your campaign, you can get to the fun stuff which is setting up your campaign. Setting up your campaign will not be a walk in the park, but it’s a sign that you are making progress. What you need to make everything happen is a committee. Your committee people are like your minions. They are there to help you and suggest new ideas to help the campaign move forward and become successful. When you have committed people on your side, you can’t lose! Your committee is your support group for everything anti-bullying.

Organization

When you are organized, everything has a better chance of falling into place. When things are in disarray, you have one big mess on your hands. When you are running an anti-bullying campaign, you need to be as organized as possible. Once you are organized, you need to create a petition. The petition is one of your golden keys to success and change. The petition you get people to sign shows their support to everyone. If you want to cover more ground in a short amount of time, get the permission from stores to ask their customers to participate in your anti-bullying movement, and start an online petition.

Host an Event

Hosting an event is a lot easier said than done, but it is not impossible. When you host your event, let people know what your campaign is for and what it is about. Anti-bullying may be self-explanatory for some people, but people want more. People want to be a part of something that has meaning, and you have to provide them with meaning. Your event is the perfect place to network and meet many of your supporters. You may be surprised at how many people feel your pain and have similar stories to share.

Rallying the Supporters

Without your supporters, it will be difficult to get things done. You may have more people on board with you than you realize. Keep in mind that the more supporters you gain, the more dedicated you have to become. You may already have a few hundred supporters, but to make a difference, you will need a lot more supporters. There are a few different ways that you can go about getting loyal supporters.

Door-to-Door

You may be one of the people that hate people knocking on their door, trying to sell miscellaneous items, but take comfort in the fact that you are not asking for money. You are asking for help, and you have a good cause! The good news is that most people are willing to listen to what you have to say once they find out you are not selling anything. If you decide to take this route, make sure the people know why you are doing this is what the campaign is for. Understanding is one of the keys to success in this situation.

Advertising

You may have a few friends that are helping you, and the campaign is running smoothly, but you need to expand and broaden the horizons of the campaign. The best way to do this is by advertising. Advertising is one of the best ways to inform people about what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what they can do to help. Flyers and booklets are great to have if you don’t gather too many supporters on your door-to-door journey.

Teaming Up

The saying that two is better than one greatly applies to this situation. When you have another organization working with you and you have a common goal, you will reach the goal in a short amount of time. Both organizations will gain supporters and valuable information. You can’t lose when you have a team to back you up!

These are the basics of starting an anti-bullying campaign and getting things up and running. Once you have taken these steps, you are certainly on your way to great success with your campaign. Bullying is something that affects many people, young and old, and a lot of people want to share their story, and put an end to bullying.

 

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