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Raise Your Voice
Cyberbullying impacts millions of kids around the world. It’s time to #RaiseOurVoices because our words have the power to help heal. Norton has created this powerful film to encourage starting the important conversation with your child about online bullying. Visit the website.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Helping to Create Supportive Communities
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is supporting National Bullying Prevention Month with a nationwide effort to wear orange on Unity Day. In conjunction with MAOTeen’s #BeSelfless campaign, which challenges kids to post fewer selfies on social media and share more selfless acts of kindness instead, MAOTeen titleholders from across the country will wear orange on Unity Day, October 19, and post “orange” photos on social media to show support for those who have experienced bullying.
“Using the hashtags #UnityDay2016 and #BeSelfless, we can help to create a supportive community on social media that is united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion,” says Nicole Jia, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.
Disney #ChooseKindness Partners with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
OH MY DISNEY celebrates #ChooseKindness with this video featuring clips from favorite Disney moments to the tune of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.”
Sara Ramirez wore the exclusive ‘Be United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion’ T-shirt at LOSERVILLE premiere
Loserville takes place during Chuck MacDonald’s (Chris Bellant) senior year in high school, which isn’t living up to even his limited expectations. He is humiliated because his mom Evelyn (Stanchfield) is dating his gym teacher, Coach Casey Harris (McGorry). His true love, Melissa (Natalie Hall), barely acknowledges his existence. And his plan to win Melissa over by befriending her sister, Mary (Sarah Jes Austell) gets complicated by bullying that’s the talk of the school.
“It is a really unique take on the teen movie genre, and it’s full of laughter,” Ramirez tells Parade.com of the film that marks her producing debut. “It’s very funny, and while it’s full of laughs, it’s also tackling really important issues like bullying, identity, and self-expression faced by teens today. I think it really will resonate, and it’s a very inclusive cast, I’m proud to say, and so I’m just really excited about it.”
Loserville, currently in theaters and available on VOD, in partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month this October.
StopBullying.gov recognizes PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month
A recent blog on StopBullying.gov recognizes October as national Bullying Prevention Month marking the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. StopBullying.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. These federal partners in bullying prevention ask that everyone take time this month to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying and to learn more about what you can do prevent bullying.
Under an Arch of Orange Balloons
Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., sponsored an energy-filled kick-off to National Bullying Prevention Month on October 3rd at Exterra Charter Elementary School in Los Angeles. Over 500 students, faculty, staff, and parents joined the LAPD as well as representatives from local government and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to pledge that “the end of bullying begins with me.” Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., will also sponsor Unity Day celebration on October 19th at Santa Monica Boulevard Charter School with 1,000 students and community partners in addition to bullying prevention assemblies, parent group workshops, and community meetings during the month.
Blind Judo Foundation, Inclusive TV endorse PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month
The Blind Judo Foundation and Inclusive TV, a channel dedicated to the disabled, have endorsed October as National Bullying Prevention Month, which was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.
Athletes of the Blind Judo Foundation are blind and visually impaired, yet they train and compete in the sport of Judo. Co-founders Coach Willy Cahill of Cahill’s Judo Academy and Ron C. Peck of the Blind Judo Foundation have a zero tolerance to bullying of any kind.
Both the Blind Judo Foundation and Inclusive TV are recognized as Champions Against Bullying by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Disney Mix supports PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month
Disney Mix, a new social messaging app for kids, is supporting PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month by offering free orange sunglasses as an avatar accessory throughout October. This partnership is part of Disney’s #ChooseKindness campaign.
Disney is encouraging its users to display the sunglasses all month long and especially on Unity Day, Oct. 19. That’s the day when people around the world wear and share orange to show their support of those who experience bullying.
The Disney Mix app is available on Apple and Android devices.
United for Kindness, Inclusion and Acceptance at PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying
Friends of PACER’s seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees brought kids, parents and teachers together Saturday at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The event kicked off National Bullying Prevention Month, which was founded by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.
Hosted by FOX 9’s own Jason Matheson of “The Jason Show,” the event also featured Mandy Chick, a 14-year-old race car driver from Kansas who was recently named Missouri State Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Madeline Van Ert, Miss Minnesota 2016. Watch the full report.
NBPC’s Los Angeles office publishes inaugural newsletter
The Los Angeles office of the National Bullying Prevention Center has published its first newsletter! The newsletter contains information about its staff, ways to get involved during National Bullying Prevention Month in October, and the resources that are available to schools and communities in the Los Angeles area. Download the newsletter.
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