Think about how many people in your school or community would benefit from the SPEAK UP message. You can encourage your friends and classmates to prevent violence and help keep their families and friends safe by speaking up. Here are some ways you can educate others about the importance of speaking up:
- Tell your friends and family about the hotline, and ask them to tell their friends and family.
- Find us on Facebook and stay up to date on what other kids around the country are doing to prevent violence.
- Express yourself through a poster or lyrics or any other artistic expression and send it to us. If it’s great, we’ll make sure everyone sees it!
- Ask to be a guest speaker at a community meeting or youth group, and tell the audience why speaking up is important to you.
- Write an article for the school newspaper or your local newspaper.
- Create your own Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and send them to us—we’ll put them up on our website.
- Participate in National Safe Schools Week in the fall.
- And of course, if you hear about something that’s going to happen, speak up! Tell someone who can help or call 1-866-SPEAK-UP.