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Raising Awareness: How to Spread the Word to Others

Updated on April 14, 2013

There are numerous ways for spreading the word about various issues and topics, not just about one single problem. Many such methods are already in use today. Evidence can be found in the internet, in our schools, in newspapers, and on T. V. So many options are laid out for us, the people, to raise awareness of any issue that we feel important thanks to today's technology and media.

This website that we are a part of is one such way of raising awareness of any issue, like on the war, the environment, social problems, crime, and bad politics. There are many other sites like it that are used to inform millions of anyone with internet access on problems that writers like us think are worthwhile to share.

The internet is probably one of the greatest tool anyone really needs to raise awareness. Through it, it won't be just the local people learning about what problems are present, or whatever the big issue is currently being in debate over. People in other states, even in other countries, will become aware of the problem, global or otherwise. All any person would need, if he, or she, wishes to raise awareness on whatever they feel is important for others to know about, is writing skills, and/or technical skills if available. Mostly, writing is enough of a skill to have thanks to online writing communities and blogs. And practically everyone has a computer, so the likelihood of at least one someone reading what you have to say is very high.

I'm sure we all know a few where news can spread in an instant. Hubpages is one, of course. But there's also Facebook where we can instantly connect with hundreds of friends, family, and complete strangers who just happen to friend you, and you back to them.

Currently, it's the job of our teachers, educators, and people working with the education system to bring the students' attention to the social and environmental problems that plague our country, and the rest of the world such as racism, drugs, alcohol, etc. Many of us can probably relate to that. To the reader: how many teachers over the years kept on talking about drugs, alcohol, and whatever is wrong with society? Many by count. Every year of elementary, middle, and high school have I heard more than one of my teachers talking about drugs, or hearing about drugs over the school paper or announcements. And even in college, more than one of my classes has a teacher talking about drugs, though that might be partly because of the kinds of classes I chose.

Television, especially children's channels, continue to advertise to their audience about the problems with the environment, and raises awareness of problems all over the world, such as on the famine in certain poor countries, such as those in Africa, or on the horrors being committed by governments, dictators, and mercenary groups of poor or third-world countries.

Parents, family members, friends, neighbors, members of the community, etc. can also contribute in raising awareness of problems by bringing up the topic in front of others during meetings, gatherings, reunions and such. Some of the most important educators in a child's life are the parents and older family members.

With so many options and ways, it's now easy to get the word out on anything. What happens after awareness is raised on a subject will depend on society and the individuals that are aware.

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    • vkwok profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks!

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      Ben Blackwell 

      4 years ago

      This was a pretty interesting read.

    • vkwok profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks! I will!

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

      My Good Friend,

      Your thoughts are good and noble, as are your Hubs, really.

      Don't know the answers but then perhaps that's why I meditate. Raising awareness will definitely touch some. Keep up the good work.

    • eolikes profile image

      eolikes 

      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      such a nice hub about raising awareness. Well written. useful Voted up

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