August 2015…Two Healthy NewsWorks reporting teams worked to create public service announcements (PSAs) about ways to help prevent bullying. The PSAs grew out of reporting assignments last year for the program’s bullying prevention initiative, called Think, Don’t Fight.
In one PSA, reporters from the Marshall Street Healthy Bulletin focused on how bystanders can help handle a bullying situation. In the other, La Salle Healthy News reporters offered tips for preventing cyberbullying. Watch both PSAs on our Videos page.
Bullying prevention will be a special focus again for Healthy NewsWorks student reporters during the 2015-16 school year. Each year, the program takes on one or two important special topics to allow reporters to learn more and build awareness within their schools and communities. Dental health will also be a special topic this year.
As part of the Think, Don’t Fight project last year, Healthy NewsWorks published a special Healthy Neighbors community edition featuring student articles and illustrations. About 5,000 copies have been distributed to schools, health organizations, and other community venues. View the paper online on our Special Topics page.