FIGHTING BACK: Anti-Bullying Video Goes Viral
CLARK COUNTY — Fighting back against bullying. A Clark County teen is taking a stand and getting national attention, through an on-line video describing how he was bullied for six long years. Hunter Reynolds is a freshman at Northeastern High School. After school, he works the concession stand at sporting events. But he wasn’t always comfortable standing shoulder to shoulder with his classmates. I’ve been bullied, been called gay or a fag. A whole bunch of harsh words. I’ve been shoved in my locker before,” he said. For six long years, hunter was bullied, in school, on-line, and via text. At one point he even attempted suicide.
“Sometimes I feel like it would be easier for me to go away,” he said. “It used to be where it would happen at school and you would get home and it’s a relief. But now there’s texting and Facebook. It’s crazy how it’s so hard to get away from the taunting and harassment,” said Tyler Gregory with the Great American No Bull Challenge. Finally Hunter was fed up. So he decided to fight back against the bullies with a special video that depicts his personal story.
He’s hoping it’ll win the Great American No Bull Challenge, which is national anti-bullying contest. “If I’ve been going through this I know that other people have probably been going through the same things, and if they know that I’ve gotten through the things I have then they can also,” Hunter said. You can watch Hunter’s video in its entirety here, or below. Voting begins in May on the website nobull challenge.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a social action organization that offers youth the opportunity to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social change using creativity, the power of peer-to-peer education and the magic of filmmaking. NO BULL’s Teen Video Awards celebrates and promotes all those involved who brave the Challenge and stand up for change for the most important issues of our time. NO BULL’s annual campaign, national education conference, video-rich education resources, global video contest and awards show impacts millions of teens every year by spreading awareness about anti-bullying and digital responsibility in a unique and exciting way. NO BULL motivates and inspires youth to speak up, affect change at the youth level and demonstrate leadership skills through the creation of short film and public service announcements.
Article posted by ABC 22 ~ April 2, 2014