During the last few years, it has been made visible to society the phenomenon of violence that has spread through social media. The violence among children and adolescents is a problem that needs/must be addressed by educational establishments. According to the “Mayor Conference” executed in Texas the 22nd of June 2014, where the “Bully Project” was established, only in the United States were there 13 million children that were victims of Bullying; these figures were taken from the U.S. Census the previous year. However, added unto those 13 million victims are the 13 million families that can total up to 40 million of people that have been affected from the Bullying’s virus.
It is incredibly important to note that only 13 million incidents of Bullying have been reported. Nonetheless, we could say that those who do not report these incidents could triple that figure. We can say that the Bullying’s virus, in total, affects 150 million people. Another interesting figure is that the United States has a population of 317 million people where the virus is representing close to 50% of that population.
My Voice Counts Inc. is 501(c)(3) a non-profit organization that is working for communities fighting Bullying’s virus so that children can attend school without fear and to feel safer in them. Our campaign, My Voice Counts: Vaccinate Yourself against Bullying’s Virus, has a nationwide reach and has as an objective to prevent and put a stop to the intimidation (bullying) in schools because “Being a Bully has Consequences”.
To achieve our objective we are asking the White House that those who commit bullying do the following:
The tools that we will use to collect these signatures are:
In our concerts and performances we convey messages of respect, share, and accepting our classmates. At the same time, we encourage the children that are observing these cases of bullying to become secret agents or reporters of the situations via our website: www.MVCmyvoicecounts.org/bullyingreport .
With these measures we will be making a positive impact that will help reduce the alarming number of victims of Bullying. Our tools are covering the following: