Social media has rapidly become one of the best platforms for the anti-bullying movement as a whole. Information that is accessible and shareable make getting the word out about bullying easier than it’s ever been before, and awareness is growing. There are many front-runners in this movement who have dedicated their online presence to raising awareness and to stop bullying for good. Their twitter accounts are virtual banks of information and resources that should be tapped into, and often.
Here are the top 5 Twitter accounts that will change the face of the anti-bullying movement for the better.
This Twitter handle is the account of stopbullying.gov, and website maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide their followers with daily tweets containing the latest news and statistics regarding bullying in different communities, and call their followers to take action and stop bullying.
Michele Borba’s professional bio describes her as “an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying, and moral development.” She has appeared over 100 times on the TODAY show, and is the resident expert on bullying prevention and teen issues for national media outlets.
STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying organization. They’ve been around since 1999, and their reputation as the “go-to” resource for violence and bullying has only grown since then. They have dedicated their Twitter account to empowering the community to stand up to acts of bullying.
Dr. Sue Swearer is the founder of the Empowerment Initiative, an organization dedicated to supporting research designed to hone accepting school communities free from bullying. Her Twitter feed is full of incredible mental health information and statistics.
Making Caring Common (MCC) is a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education that helps educators and parents raise children who are respectful and caring of their communities. They use research to develop ways to make caring common in school communities. Social media doesn’t have to be the site of cyber bullying. It can be the platform that we can all use to end bullying for good.