Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Middle school video contest takes on inappropriate texts, cyber bullying

Stories about the consequences of sexting and cyber bullying by teenagers and pre-teens appear in the media every day. To raise awareness about the issue, the 2009 Fellows Class of the Ohio State Bar Foundation created a statewide video contest called B4U Send.

The contest challenges Ohio teachers to team with students in grades six, seven and eight to create a short public-service video that addresses the emotional, legal and social consequences of these behaviors. Details and information – including a 46-page Ohio teachers’ benchmark guide – can be found here:

The winning entry will be produced professionally and distributed to all Ohio middle schools during Law Week as a public service announcement. Good luck!