The Contribution of Network Society to The Anti Bullying Movement towards LGBT Youth: A Study of It Gets Better Campaign M. IMAN USMAN - 0906492682
BACKGROUNDSome were gay and werebullied. Some were not 30% - 40%identified as gay, but were just of LGBT youth, dependingperceived as being gay, and on age and sex groups,were bullied. have attempted suicide.9 out of 10 LGBT youth areLGBT youth were bullied at school 4x more likely to attempt suicide20% of them dropped out than other young people
BACKGROUND ! How can thisOnly in the US statistics be30.000 so high? Political and Religious LeaderSuicide each year Tell that They have NO FUTURE1 suicide in every They can’t get17 mins married, they can’t donate NO solution NO hope blood, they can’t work openly!
How does network society contribute to ananti bullying campaign towards lgbt youth?
What is “It Gets Better” Project ?It Gets Better is an:- Internet-based project founded in the USA- by Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller on Sept 21, 2010,- in response to the suicides of teenagers who were bulliedbecause they were gay or were suspected gay.- these bullying cases led to suicide among LGBT youthMany LGBT youth cant picture what their lives might be like asopenly gay adults. They cant imagine a future for themselves. So, ItGets Better shows them what people lives are like, lets show themwhat the future may hold in store for them.
How It Works?Beginning with one inspiring video, Dan Savage used the web tocreate the It Gets Better project--a movement that has generatedthousands of uplifting videos that give hope to teens.
WHY “IT GETS BETTER”? NETWORK SOCIETY It was started locally, by 2 people, SHARED then mobilized, and IDENTITIES became a global movement. SHARED VALUES 30.000 videos, Watched >40 million times It utilizes the power of media to spread its cause.
WHY “IT GETS BETTER”? The Trevor Project, a benefactor of the It It includes prominent Gets Better Project, is determined to endfigures to move people suicide among LGBT youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis It has its real impacts intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. It shows new way ofsupport for a movement GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), a benefactor of the It Gets Better Project, is a national education organization working to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Research Question H OW D O E S N E T WO R K S O C I E T Y C O N T R I B U T E TO I T G E T S B E T T E RC A M PA I G N I N F I G H T I N G FO R B U L LY I N G TOWA R D S LG B T YO U T H ?
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK1. LGBT AS AN IDENTITY2. TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT3. GLOBALIZATION4. NETWORK SOCIETY
STRUCTUR OF ANALYSIS1. IT GETS BETTER AS A SOCIAL MOVEMENT Homophobia leads to discrimination & bullying It is discouraging, making bad impacts People move and stand up, pursue a change2. NETWORK SOCIETY IN GLOBALIZATION How It Gets Better get benefit from network society in globalization It strengthens the identity It spreads the awareness, and create empathy People move, and take action They make an impact!