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Friday, August 10, 2012
by Michael Loatman
Social media website YouTube appears
to be the video-sharing platform of choice for at least one federal
agency, which is requiring all entrants to an anti-bullying video
contest to use YouTube for submissions in lieu of sending DVDs.
The Health Resources and Services
Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, part of the
Department of Health and Human Resources, Aug. 7 formally announced the "Stop Bullying Video Challenge."
The contest asks students between the ages of 13 and 18 to submit
videos that raise awareness of bullying issues and suggest concrete
steps youth can take to prevent bullying.
The submissions also must display
the agency's website–www.stopbullying.gov–at the end of the
Teens participating must submit a
video to YouTube, mark it as a private, and assign it to the
The agency's website notes that
online videos have become a modern way in which children and
teenagers are "cyberbullied."
YouTube provides suggestions for how users can avoid cyberbullying on its
website, and it notes that problematic videos can be deleted and
blocked using the company's Help & Safety Tool.
Copyright 2012, The Bureau of
National Affairs, Inc.
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