Stop Cyberbullying Editorial Contest

Stop Cyberbullying Editorial Contest


Teresa Shaak





October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  It is undeniable that the acceleration of online activity and social media use has led to increases in online bullying that affects self-esteem, physical health, mental health, education, and many other facets of children’s lives.

Take a look at this important resource guide offered by allconnect. The guide is entirely free and includes the following:

  • A detailed infographic on cyberbullying facts and statistics
  • Types and Signs of Cyberbullying
  • Steps on Handling Online Harassment
  • Resources for Victims of Cyberbullying

About this contest

The PNA Foundation is no longer holding this contest.  Please check with your local news media company, as they may be holding their own variation of this contest; however, prizes –sponsored through a generous grant from AT&T — will not be provided by the PNA Foundation.

WRITE A WRONG! High school students can be recognized for their writing and/or video creativity and make the digital world safer for everyone.

From 2020-2022, the PNA Foundation joined with AT&T to host statewide “Stop Cyberbullying” editorial contests.  PNA member newspapers were invited to host local “Stop Cyberbullying” editorial contests to encourage high school students in their communities to help raise awareness about the dangers of cyberbullying.  Winners were recognized in each participating community and entered into the statewide contest.

Past Stop Cyberbullying Winners

According to, about 37 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online and 30 percent have had it happen more than once. 95 percent of teens in the U.S. are online with a mobile device, making it the most common medium for cyberbullying.

Recognizing that online safety is needed for all, this contest encourages positive change.  Social media can be productive and helpful.  But, words must be chosen wisely and with respect and compassion.



News Organizations: Hold a “Stop Cyberbullying” contest

We encourage you to hold your own local contest asking high school students to write a column or editorial to raise awareness about the dangers of cyberbullying; however, prizes will no longer be subsidized by the PNA Foundation. 

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High School Students: Check with your local news organization to see if they are holding a contest

Be sure to follow their specific rules for entering their contest. The PNA Foundation is no longer holding this contest and prizes will not be subsidized by the PNA Foundation.

Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone 717-703-3003.

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