In an effort to educate and empower parents to speak to their children about bullying, a new series of television public service advertisements (PSAs) are launching today as an extension of the Be More Than a Bystander campaign. The PSAs are being distributed nationwide to coincide with Bullying Prevention Month.
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More than 80% of high school students in the U.S. report that they witness bullying at least once a week, according to a national survey released today by DoSomething.org. A national multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to educate and empower parents to talk to their children about ways they can be more than a bystander. The PSAs are being distributed nationwide to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month.
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Approximately 71 percent of students report bullying as an ongoing problem and almost one out of every 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying. Moreover, military kids that have added stresses like deployment and relocation are more susceptible to bullying. This month, best-selling author, motivational speaker and USO Tour Veteran, Trevor Romain, kicks off his Fall USO World Tour to help children and their parents recognize the signs of bullying and how to address it- whether the child is the victim or the bully.
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Ann Curry, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, America’s number one morning news program; Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, America’s leading evening newscast; and everyone’s favorite feathered friend, Big Bird, star in 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout’s first PSA created for “Kindness Counts,” the network’s new multiplatform, prosocial initiative designed support the development of empathy in preschoolers. Marking the official kick-off of “Kindness Counts,” the PSA premiered this morning during TODAY.
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In their ongoing commitment to support fearless women, Secret Deodorant has created the Mean Stinks program; a supportive Facebook community that gives young women the courage to stand up to a stinky behavior – bullying. To help this cause, Secret is partnering with relatable role models—Amber Riley, best known as Mercedes on the hit FOX show Glee, and Rachel Simmons, nationally renowned relationship expert—to start a movement of “nice.” Together they are giving young women the strength to face challenges associated with bullying and mean behavior. Secret is also partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center by donating a portion of proceeds from select Secret Clinical Strength purchases to it’s prevention efforts.
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In support of the It Gets Better Project and the worldwide movement that has been created to support GLBT youth, PwC US has launched a video of gay and lesbian staff sharing their challenges growing up gay and describing how they found acceptance, support and happiness as adults. Over 10,000 individuals and organizations have contributed videos to this effort to combat bullying of GLBT youth.
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WhatsWhat.me (Beta) -- a safe, secure, “kids-only” social network for “tweens” ages 7-13 -- launches today using patent-pending facial recognition technology, moderation and kid-friendly features to teach kids positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills (www.whatswhat.me). Compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), WhatsWhat.me (Beta) provides an age-appropriate, “no-bullying allowed” community that requires parental permission to join. WhatsWhat.me (Beta) members can create profiles, interact with friends, join groups, play games, earn points and win prizes, in a fun kids’ social network that focuses on building skills while fostering appropriate online behavior. For parents, WhatsWhat.me (Beta) offers its online Parent Resource Center providing expert advice, news, Internet safety tips and information on cybersafety for children (www.whatswhat.me/parents).
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