Stopping bullying is the hot topic of the day and becomes even more important to discuss in light of the latest publicized suicide of a young person due to bullying. The increasing usage of social media makes it easier to increase the effectiveness of bullying, so it is a great idea to use social media to combat it as well. Hence the following information.
Facebook and Time Warner Inc. announced the launch of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App, an interactive social media pledge that enables educators, parents and students to make a personal commitment—and recruit others to join them—to help stop bullying. This news comes on the heels of a previously announced partnership to bring together and expand Facebook and Time Warner’s individual efforts against bullying.
This new social pledge app, accessed at www.facebook.com/stopbullyingspeakup, and named after the original bullying prevention initiative by Cartoon Network, represents the latest development in both companies’ long-term commitment to integrate broadcast, print, online and social media to inspire thoughtful conversation and share useful information and resources about bullying prevention, including situational recommendations for young victims and bystanders. Facebook, CNN, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. (People, Sports Illustrated and Time) will bring together their considerable resources and reach to hundreds of millions of people to promote the app with a comprehensive multi-platform campaign.
Download this today and alert everyone you know to do the same so we can stop bullying!