“TBH” Anti-Bullying Campaign
During her freshman and sophomore years of high school, Britain Bennett was a victim of both cyber-bullying and indirect bullying. She was bullied to the point she didn’t want to get out of bed or go to school. At her lowest point, she told her parents she didn’t want to live anymore. After many months of reflection, she realized there were three activities that helped her overcome bullying. She summarized these activities in an easy to remember acronym “TBH” which stands for:
She has presented this strategy to schools, non-profit organizations, churches, malls and state anti-bullying campaigns. She appeared on the the television network TLC discussing her struggles with being bullied on an episode of Coach Charming. She contacted the Hillary Clinton campaign and shared her strategy. The campaign team asked Britain to meet with Hillary. Together, Britain and Hillary created an anti-bullying media message. Britain has also written and received a grant to create and supply all middle schools in Erie County, Ohio with anti-bullying brochures. If you are interested in having Britain discuss “TBH” at your organization/event, go to “Contact/Book” and complete the requested information.
“Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day”
In order to reduce bullying, Britain has spearheaded an effort to encourage parents to be a guiding force with regard to social media usage. She proposed and received a proclamation from the Erie County Commissioners to designate one day each calendar year, October 6th, as “Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day” for Erie County, Ohio. She is currently working with State and U.S. Legislators to make this a state-wide and national day.
The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for:
Social Media Awareness, Respect and Timing.
This day would remind parents to talk to their children about:
- The types of social media their children use ( Social Media Awareness).
- Respecting themselves and others when posting on social media (Respect).
- When it is appropriate to use social media, emphasizing human contact is the most important contact (Timing).
Last year, 3 MUSKETEERS launched its #ThrowShine campaign to help encourage teens to spread moments of lightness and joy, as well as share props with their peers. This year, the brand will continue the movement with the newly established 3 MUSKETEERS “Shine Corps”, which is a nine month, paid position that will be filled with teens who’ve demonstrated their capacity to #ThrowShine and will be empowered to spread the power of positivity to their peers around the country. Britain is one of the first-ever “Shine Corp Specialists”. She will share her personal story through social media while at the same time finding other teens that have inspiring, positive stories to share.