Britain Bennett, The Ohio State University
Perkins High School, Sandusky, Ohio
To overcome anonymous online bullying, Britain created a strategy known as “TBH.” She presented her strategy to countless students, at state anti-bullying conventions, and to various organizations. Britain has also written grants to receive funding for TBH. She printed and distributed TBH brochures, and she was featured on TLC. Britain shared her strategy with Hillary Clinton and met with her to record an anti-bullying video. Hillary Clinton opens “Yes, She Can,” her Teen Vogue essay, with Britain’s experiences. Britain established “Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day,” and she explains that S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for social media awareness, respect, and timing. To remind parents to monitor their child’s social media use, Britain has worked with the Erie County Ohio Commissioners to acknowledge October 6th as “Be a S.M.A.R.T Parent Day.” Britain explains that she is currently working with “Ohio Senator Randy Gardner, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur and Director of Ohio Family & Children’s First Council, Chad Hibbs, to receive legislative support for a state-wide ‘Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day.’” Paul Mitchell’s “Neon” hair products, which support anti-bullying, named Britain as its national spokesperson. Britain is also the founder of Sweet Dreams Charity, and she has served as the guest speaker for the Legislative Breakfast and State Anti-Bullying Convention. Britain is an actress, a model, a cheerleader, and she was named the 2016 Miss Heart of Ohio Teen USA.