In further development with our GIF partner, Tenor.com (recently acquired by Google), we are expanding our online bystander intervention GIF library with a national contest, aimed at teens, to raise awareness about our mission to end sexual harassment and violence among middle and high school students.
#GIFs4Good will harness the power of social media to combat online harassment & bullying with creative, de-escalating, and humorous GIFs.
sometimes it's easier to
say it with a GIF
- charlie coleman
We are calling on teens to develop creative, eye-catching, relatable, sarcastic, and relatable GIFs that people can use to intervene in online harassment, bullying, slut shaming, and victim blaming. All eligible submissions will become part of our curated GIF keyboard library & winners will receive $$$ prizes!
call out haters
outlaw slut shaming
** 30% of teens aged 11-19 report being sexually harassed by a peer through social media within the previous six months (Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014)
*** In the aftermath of a sexual assault, many survivors experience cyberbullying, victim-blaming, trolling, and are the targets of death threats. Some report that the online bullying is almost as bad as the initial assault. Many feel all alone, think they have no friends, and many attempt suicide.