Online Bullying: It Ends With You.

Injustice - Importance
I care about this because this is all too true for me. I love playing video games but would constantly get harassed for being a female playing them. I could not even go a day without getting harassed online, and it would wear me down emotionally.
Initial Problem Statement
I care about this issue because people are getting harassed for doing what they love. People should be able to freely do things without the constant fear of someone dragging them and their spirits down.
Interview - How Involved
Feedback, resources, other organizations that can help me.
Compassionate Insight - Injustice
those being bullied on the internet
Compassionate Insight - Address
the lack of fun, innovation, knowledge, and compassion
Compassionate Insight - Action
speaking out in the community and educating people while also aiding young people to help the cause.
Plan - Goals
Create more compassion throughout the communities we serve
Identify instances of bullying and harassment and stop them in their tracks
Innovate the way we talk about bullying
Plan - Compassion
listening to others and hearing their stories to understand bullying and harassment to better tailor to their needs.
Plan - Courage
We will show courage by speaking out about different social issues past bullying, and go into the specifics such as LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, Disabled people, etc.
Plan - Collaborate
We will collaborate with others by asking for their understanding on bullying and working to reach out to more people. We will also encourage others to join in on our cause by volunteering, advocating for us on social media, and more!
Plan - Direction
By gathering community input and guidance from mentors, I will ask them to assess our work. We will also self-assess by seeing if what we're doing is helping us reach our goals.
Plan - Steps
Plan out talks/ workshops/ events for specific age groups
Reach out to schools/ organizations with interest in our program
Promote program on social media
Table at conventions
Details - Country
United States
Grant - Resource
Resource
Giveaways for Comic Books
Cost
50.00
Resource
Giveaways for Merchandise
Cost
50.00
Resource
Flyers/ Promotional Material
Cost
50.00
Resource
Filming Equipment
Cost
100.00
Grant - Confirm Age
Yes
Grant - Confirm Use
Yes
Grant - Confirm Start
Yes
Grant - Confirm End
Yes
Grant - Confirm Report
Yes
Payment - PF Affiliated
No
Payment - Bank Account
No
Payment - E-Check
No
Payment - Agree to Terms
No
Grant - Total
250.00
Updates
Project Update- Comics, Mental Health, and Advocacy.
Project Update- Comics, Mental Health, and Advocacy.
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
<p>Our first online comic for our monthly comic campaign! This month, were focusing on mental health for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth.&nbsp;</p>
Plan
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
I would appreciate any feedback/ comments on my plan, thank you!

<img title="" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/7775/mj9mk6sx6mzvx24bz2x6yf3dezid8qrk.png" alt="" width="586" height="684" />
Project Steps:
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
Step 1: Have you identified an injustice that you care about? Have you identified if the issue you care about is an injustice or an inconvenience?

&nbsp;

Injustice: Online Bullying is a serious issue that is only growing, and is affecting the lives of people every single day.

&nbsp;

This is a huge injustice that happens every single day and is most definitely overlooked compared to physical or verbal bullying. Since the internet is new turf and social media such as Facebook is only a decade old, this is new material we must learn more about and focus on more throughout the years.

&nbsp;

Step 2: Do you understand the root cause of the injustice you care about? Do you have a compassionate insight that could help you solve your chosen injustice?

&nbsp;

The root causes of online bullying include ignorance, control or power, anonymity, and revenge.

&nbsp;

Insight: To Solve the Injustice of Kids and adults being bullied on the internet, we will address the lack of knowledge, by Speaking out in my community and educating people.

&nbsp;

Step 3:

SMART Goal

Specific: We will hold a bullying awareness day by creating community-based comic books tackling online bullying.

Measurable: We hope to bring out 100 people to our event, including writers, illustrators, editors, etc.

Attainable: We have received a $250 grant from PeaceFirst as well as support from local business such as Four Horseman Comics and Gaming and Direct Results. (Possibly West Virginia University)

Relevant: This event will promote community awareness as well as new friendships, sponsorships, and more.

Time-Bound: This event will be held on April 23rd, 2017 from 12pm-5pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

“Host a Comic-Book creation day on April 23rd with at least 50 people to raise awareness about online bullying”
Pictures!
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8303" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Smelly-The-Zombie-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8302" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Ryan-The-Rat-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8301" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bubbles-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8300" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Billy-Bob-Joe-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
Comic #2- A Comic Strip To End Bullying.
Comic #2- A Comic Strip To End Bullying.
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:07
<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.0">October is&nbsp;<a data-content="http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/" data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.0.1.0" data-type="external" href="http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/" target="_blank">National Bullying Prevention Month,&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;and we wanted to create our next comic in the series something that we can all relate to- Bullying.&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.1">&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.2"><a data-content="https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html" data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.2.0.0" data-type="external" href="https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html" target="_blank">Bullying can be defined as</a>&nbsp;unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.3">&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.4">At Diverse Gaming Coalition, we know no kid should feel this way. That's why Comic #2 focuses on those who do it, and the ones who receive it, but then&nbsp;turns&nbsp;it around to be a happy ending. Read the comic below:&nbsp;</p>
Printing- Woo Hoo!!!!!
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:00
<p>Due to a recent donation from the Fall Out Boy Fund, Diverse Gaming Coalition will be able to print "Life on the Outside" for sale at conventions and for use for educational purposes!<br />
<br />
With this, we already have a few plans for our comics:<br />
-Exhibiting at Pax East 2018 in Boston, MA.<br />
-Exhibiting at 3 Rivers Comic Con in Pittsburgh, PA<br />
-Speaking at Summer Camps Across the Country<br />
-Speaking at Local Libraries in Pittsburgh<br />
<br />
Plus, MANY MORE developing advancements for our program. To learn more about this program or to buy a copy, please visit&nbsp;https://www.diversegaming.co/comic-book<br />
<br />
With the support from Peace First and other partners, we're hoping to give back to these communities we're present at and give some of our resources away for FREE to those invested in our work in the form of a raffle giveaway.&nbsp;<br />
<br />
We also hope to document this all through video recording to showcase our impact on the internet.</p>
COMICS ARE PRINTED!!!
COMICS ARE PRINTED!!!
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:55
<p>It’s been a long and crazy year, but we have finally finished our project “Life On The Outside”. Pictured here is me holding a PRINTED COPY of the comic!! How crazy is that??</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>Next Steps:</p>

<p>-Hold events to talk about bullying/ my comic (Schools, Conferences, etc.)</p>

<p>-Purchase video equipment from our mini-grant to create media and promote our comic</p>

<p>-Encourage people to purchase a comic and give feedback on our story</p>
Reflect - Deepen
This project helped us learn more about the world around us and the differences people face. Bullying is not just one issue, its an issue that has multiple root causes and can be different depending on the person. There is not one standard definition for bullying, so learning about other people, listening to their experiences with bullying, and using this to aide our project really helped solidify our injustice.
Reflect - Change
As a result of our project, our community has become more open and inclusive of others. Not only that, they have become more kind, compassionate, and understanding. The main goal of our project is to reduce judgement of others, and we believe we have achieved this.
Reflect - How Many
200
Reflect - How Many Explained
Volunteers, youth involved in our assembly programs, teachers/ adults involved, etc.
Reflect - People Affected
We learned more about minorities discussed in the comic by asking for viewpoints of people who identified that way. For example, our main character is a non-binary person of color, and decided to do this after a member in our community, who identifies the same way, was being bullied because of their identity. So, by listening to their story and asking questions, we were able to tailor our story around their experiences.
Reflect - Learn
We learned that the most important thing you can possibly do to change the world is listen. Not only listen to respond, but listen to understand.
Reflect - Challenges
The major challenge we overcame was engaging schools to invest into our program. This can be a big challenge because the base of our program relies on youth engagement, which initially comes from these schools inviting us to present there. We overcame this challenge by constantly persevering, reaching out for help through mentors and connections, and learning from others.
Reflect - Others
We encouraged others in designing our project by holding an initial comic book creation event in our community. During the process, we've gained mentorship for those who helped edit, brainstorm, and create other aspects of the project. After completion and implementation of the comic book, hundreds of people have been involved by joining our message by spreading the word at conventions, engaging in our youth programs, and stopping by public events.
Reflect - Future Hopes
Our future goals for the project is to keep expanding to more schools, organizations, etc., to spread our message. We also hope by doing this, more educators will engage in our post-assembly survey to have data to determine if our program is effective or not. We also hope to continue on the series and create more comics as bullying changes.
Reflect - Future Support
To continue our project, obtaining support from the comic book community is essential for taking this project to the next level. By doing this, we will be able to have better input from the communities who interest aligns with our project.
Reflect - Accelerator
Yes
Reflect - Advice
If someone were to start a peacemaking project, my advice to them would be to utilize your support, mentors, volunteers the best you can. These are extremely helpful tools and their are plenty of people willing to help with your project.
Details - Public
Yes
Project Comments
Comment
Hi Abbey!
Congratulations on finishing your peacemaking project! I’m on the Peace First team and wanted to say thank you for your amazing work and for taking time to share it with us.

Below you will find some feedback based on your Reflection, which we hope will help you to celebrate your and your team's incredible accomplishment and reflect on how to grow and develop your project in the future:

Your team's emphasis on reaching out build a more compassionate community is really powerful and I love hearing how thoughtful you've been around that. I am also so impressed with the creative approach - through the power of storytelling. I love how intentional the project is - you've clearly put a lot of thought into how to make this an effective project that incorporates the 3Cs throughout.

I'm excited to see where the project goes next! I'd encourage you to think about how to be more specific about the impact you have made. How do you know you have succeeded in reducing judgement? As you fine-tune your story of success, this will help you expand and build more support!

We hope you will stay in touch and keep us up to date as you continue your work to create change!

Bonnie BP
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:11
Comment
Hi Abbey! We're checking in because you haven't submitted your reflection yet. Reflections were due on May 31 as a part of your mini-grant award. Please submit your reflection as soon as you can. We're looking forward to hearing about how your project went!

Here is the link to your reflection: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/online-bullying-it-ends-you/dashboard/reflection

Akila
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:39
Comment
Hi Abbey!! Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

As you know, he mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below.

Strengths:
I'm excited about the next steps for your project! I think it is great that you are exploring issues beyond bullying -- so many of those issues are deeply interconnected so it is important to take a broad approach. I think your idea to create workshops and events for specific age groups is really great -- I'm curious what your current thinking is for the age ranges you want to work with? It is also great that you have a plan in place for self-assessing your work and getting feedback from the community. I'm really curious to hear more about how you will plan to structure the workshops for each age range.

Things to Consider:
As you implement the workshops, I'd encourage you to think about how you can also get feedback and input from the students (as well as mentors) to help capture how the workshops might shift their perspective. How can you capture the learning from participants? Perhaps you can think of some fun and engaging way to capture their growth or thinking as the workshops come to a close -- potentially using art or having them create something together.

Keep up the great work! As always, let me know how we can help.

Congratulations and best of luck with your project!
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:59
Comment
Awesome to see the new comic, Abbey!
Commentor
Comment Date
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:41
Slug
online-bullying-it-ends-you
Project V1 ID
1788
Details - Video
Step
13.00
Injustice - Importance
I care about this because this is all too true for me. I love playing video games but would constantly get harassed for being a female playing them. I could not even go a day without getting harassed online, and it would wear me down emotionally.
Initial Problem Statement
I care about this issue because people are getting harassed for doing what they love. People should be able to freely do things without the constant fear of someone dragging them and their spirits down.
Interview - How Involved
Feedback, resources, other organizations that can help me.
Compassionate Insight - Injustice
those being bullied on the internet
Compassionate Insight - Address
the lack of fun, innovation, knowledge, and compassion
Compassionate Insight - Action
speaking out in the community and educating people while also aiding young people to help the cause.
Plan - Goals
Create more compassion throughout the communities we serve
Identify instances of bullying and harassment and stop them in their tracks
Innovate the way we talk about bullying
Plan - Compassion
listening to others and hearing their stories to understand bullying and harassment to better tailor to their needs.
Plan - Courage
We will show courage by speaking out about different social issues past bullying, and go into the specifics such as LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, Disabled people, etc.
Plan - Collaborate
We will collaborate with others by asking for their understanding on bullying and working to reach out to more people. We will also encourage others to join in on our cause by volunteering, advocating for us on social media, and more!
Plan - Direction
By gathering community input and guidance from mentors, I will ask them to assess our work. We will also self-assess by seeing if what we're doing is helping us reach our goals.
Plan - Steps
Plan out talks/ workshops/ events for specific age groups
Reach out to schools/ organizations with interest in our program
Promote program on social media
Table at conventions
Details - Country
United States
Grant - Resource
Resource
Giveaways for Comic Books
Cost
50.00
Resource
Giveaways for Merchandise
Cost
50.00
Resource
Flyers/ Promotional Material
Cost
50.00
Resource
Filming Equipment
Cost
100.00
Grant - Confirm Age
Yes
Grant - Confirm Use
Yes
Grant - Confirm Start
Yes
Grant - Confirm End
Yes
Grant - Confirm Report
Yes
Payment - PF Affiliated
No
Payment - Bank Account
No
Payment - E-Check
No
Payment - Agree to Terms
No
Grant - Total
250.00
Updates
Project Update- Comics, Mental Health, and Advocacy.
Project Update- Comics, Mental Health, and Advocacy.
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
<p>Our first online comic for our monthly comic campaign! This month, were focusing on mental health for #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth.&nbsp;</p>
Plan
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
I would appreciate any feedback/ comments on my plan, thank you!

<img title="" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/7775/mj9mk6sx6mzvx24bz2x6yf3dezid8qrk.png" alt="" width="586" height="684" />
Project Steps:
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
Step 1: Have you identified an injustice that you care about? Have you identified if the issue you care about is an injustice or an inconvenience?

&nbsp;

Injustice: Online Bullying is a serious issue that is only growing, and is affecting the lives of people every single day.

&nbsp;

This is a huge injustice that happens every single day and is most definitely overlooked compared to physical or verbal bullying. Since the internet is new turf and social media such as Facebook is only a decade old, this is new material we must learn more about and focus on more throughout the years.

&nbsp;

Step 2: Do you understand the root cause of the injustice you care about? Do you have a compassionate insight that could help you solve your chosen injustice?

&nbsp;

The root causes of online bullying include ignorance, control or power, anonymity, and revenge.

&nbsp;

Insight: To Solve the Injustice of Kids and adults being bullied on the internet, we will address the lack of knowledge, by Speaking out in my community and educating people.

&nbsp;

Step 3:

SMART Goal

Specific: We will hold a bullying awareness day by creating community-based comic books tackling online bullying.

Measurable: We hope to bring out 100 people to our event, including writers, illustrators, editors, etc.

Attainable: We have received a $250 grant from PeaceFirst as well as support from local business such as Four Horseman Comics and Gaming and Direct Results. (Possibly West Virginia University)

Relevant: This event will promote community awareness as well as new friendships, sponsorships, and more.

Time-Bound: This event will be held on April 23rd, 2017 from 12pm-5pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

“Host a Comic-Book creation day on April 23rd with at least 50 people to raise awareness about online bullying”
Pictures!
Wed, 12/31/1969 - 19:00
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8303" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Smelly-The-Zombie-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8302" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Ryan-The-Rat-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8301" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bubbles-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8300" src="https://www.peacefirstchallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Billy-Bob-Joe-300x232.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="232" />
Comic #2- A Comic Strip To End Bullying.
Comic #2- A Comic Strip To End Bullying.
Sun, 11/05/2017 - 10:07
<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.0">October is&nbsp;<a data-content="http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/" data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.0.1.0" data-type="external" href="http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/" target="_blank">National Bullying Prevention Month,&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;and we wanted to create our next comic in the series something that we can all relate to- Bullying.&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.1">&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.2"><a data-content="https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html" data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.2.0.0" data-type="external" href="https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html" target="_blank">Bullying can be defined as</a>&nbsp;unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.3">&nbsp;</p>

<p data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$ynl8r_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97ou.$inlineContent.$mediaiv8ldtje1/=1$mediaiv8ldtje1.$inlineContent.$comp-iuvx97pn.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.4">At Diverse Gaming Coalition, we know no kid should feel this way. That's why Comic #2 focuses on those who do it, and the ones who receive it, but then&nbsp;turns&nbsp;it around to be a happy ending. Read the comic below:&nbsp;</p>
Printing- Woo Hoo!!!!!
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:00
<p>Due to a recent donation from the Fall Out Boy Fund, Diverse Gaming Coalition will be able to print "Life on the Outside" for sale at conventions and for use for educational purposes!<br />
<br />
With this, we already have a few plans for our comics:<br />
-Exhibiting at Pax East 2018 in Boston, MA.<br />
-Exhibiting at 3 Rivers Comic Con in Pittsburgh, PA<br />
-Speaking at Summer Camps Across the Country<br />
-Speaking at Local Libraries in Pittsburgh<br />
<br />
Plus, MANY MORE developing advancements for our program. To learn more about this program or to buy a copy, please visit&nbsp;https://www.diversegaming.co/comic-book<br />
<br />
With the support from Peace First and other partners, we're hoping to give back to these communities we're present at and give some of our resources away for FREE to those invested in our work in the form of a raffle giveaway.&nbsp;<br />
<br />
We also hope to document this all through video recording to showcase our impact on the internet.</p>
COMICS ARE PRINTED!!!
COMICS ARE PRINTED!!!
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:55
<p>It’s been a long and crazy year, but we have finally finished our project “Life On The Outside”. Pictured here is me holding a PRINTED COPY of the comic!! How crazy is that??</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>Next Steps:</p>

<p>-Hold events to talk about bullying/ my comic (Schools, Conferences, etc.)</p>

<p>-Purchase video equipment from our mini-grant to create media and promote our comic</p>

<p>-Encourage people to purchase a comic and give feedback on our story</p>
Reflect - Deepen
This project helped us learn more about the world around us and the differences people face. Bullying is not just one issue, its an issue that has multiple root causes and can be different depending on the person. There is not one standard definition for bullying, so learning about other people, listening to their experiences with bullying, and using this to aide our project really helped solidify our injustice.
Reflect - Change
As a result of our project, our community has become more open and inclusive of others. Not only that, they have become more kind, compassionate, and understanding. The main goal of our project is to reduce judgement of others, and we believe we have achieved this.
Reflect - How Many
200
Reflect - How Many Explained
Volunteers, youth involved in our assembly programs, teachers/ adults involved, etc.
Reflect - People Affected
We learned more about minorities discussed in the comic by asking for viewpoints of people who identified that way. For example, our main character is a non-binary person of color, and decided to do this after a member in our community, who identifies the same way, was being bullied because of their identity. So, by listening to their story and asking questions, we were able to tailor our story around their experiences.
Reflect - Learn
We learned that the most important thing you can possibly do to change the world is listen. Not only listen to respond, but listen to understand.
Reflect - Challenges
The major challenge we overcame was engaging schools to invest into our program. This can be a big challenge because the base of our program relies on youth engagement, which initially comes from these schools inviting us to present there. We overcame this challenge by constantly persevering, reaching out for help through mentors and connections, and learning from others.
Reflect - Others
We encouraged others in designing our project by holding an initial comic book creation event in our community. During the process, we've gained mentorship for those who helped edit, brainstorm, and create other aspects of the project. After completion and implementation of the comic book, hundreds of people have been involved by joining our message by spreading the word at conventions, engaging in our youth programs, and stopping by public events.
Reflect - Future Hopes
Our future goals for the project is to keep expanding to more schools, organizations, etc., to spread our message. We also hope by doing this, more educators will engage in our post-assembly survey to have data to determine if our program is effective or not. We also hope to continue on the series and create more comics as bullying changes.
Reflect - Future Support
To continue our project, obtaining support from the comic book community is essential for taking this project to the next level. By doing this, we will be able to have better input from the communities who interest aligns with our project.
Reflect - Accelerator
Yes
Reflect - Advice
If someone were to start a peacemaking project, my advice to them would be to utilize your support, mentors, volunteers the best you can. These are extremely helpful tools and their are plenty of people willing to help with your project.
Details - Public
Yes
Project Comments
Comment
Hi Abbey!
Congratulations on finishing your peacemaking project! I’m on the Peace First team and wanted to say thank you for your amazing work and for taking time to share it with us.

Below you will find some feedback based on your Reflection, which we hope will help you to celebrate your and your team's incredible accomplishment and reflect on how to grow and develop your project in the future:

Your team's emphasis on reaching out build a more compassionate community is really powerful and I love hearing how thoughtful you've been around that. I am also so impressed with the creative approach - through the power of storytelling. I love how intentional the project is - you've clearly put a lot of thought into how to make this an effective project that incorporates the 3Cs throughout.

I'm excited to see where the project goes next! I'd encourage you to think about how to be more specific about the impact you have made. How do you know you have succeeded in reducing judgement? As you fine-tune your story of success, this will help you expand and build more support!

We hope you will stay in touch and keep us up to date as you continue your work to create change!

Bonnie BP
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:11
Comment
Hi Abbey! We're checking in because you haven't submitted your reflection yet. Reflections were due on May 31 as a part of your mini-grant award. Please submit your reflection as soon as you can. We're looking forward to hearing about how your project went!

Here is the link to your reflection: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/online-bullying-it-ends-you/dashboard/reflection

Akila
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:39
Comment
Hi Abbey!! Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

As you know, he mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below.

Strengths:
I'm excited about the next steps for your project! I think it is great that you are exploring issues beyond bullying -- so many of those issues are deeply interconnected so it is important to take a broad approach. I think your idea to create workshops and events for specific age groups is really great -- I'm curious what your current thinking is for the age ranges you want to work with? It is also great that you have a plan in place for self-assessing your work and getting feedback from the community. I'm really curious to hear more about how you will plan to structure the workshops for each age range.

Things to Consider:
As you implement the workshops, I'd encourage you to think about how you can also get feedback and input from the students (as well as mentors) to help capture how the workshops might shift their perspective. How can you capture the learning from participants? Perhaps you can think of some fun and engaging way to capture their growth or thinking as the workshops come to a close -- potentially using art or having them create something together.

Keep up the great work! As always, let me know how we can help.

Congratulations and best of luck with your project!
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:59
Comment
Awesome to see the new comic, Abbey!
Commentor
Comment Date
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:41
Slug
online-bullying-it-ends-you
Project V1 ID
1788
Details - Video
Step
13.00