Create an Awareness Campaign
Once a school or educational community understands the full extent of the bullying problem, the next hurdle is to create a public awareness campaign that will notify all members of the school or community about the problem. Full disclosure is necessary for all involved in order to have a true understanding of the nature and scope of the bullying problem.
The awareness campaign should identify the problem (bullying), the severity of the problem (types of bullying and how, where, and whom it happens to), have a plan for reducing the problem (implementation of an anti-bullying education and prevention program), and ask for assistance in making attitudinal and behavioral changes (in parents, educators, school personnel, and students).
Some schools use creative ways to raise student and public awareness about bullying. Students can have rubber wristbands made that signify the wearer is a supporter of a bully-free environment. Posters can be posted throughout the school. And “Stop bullying” or “Don't bully me” T-shirts can be given to students who sign an anti-bullying contract.