Happy teens don’t bully others. That’s the idea behind WeStopHate, and the organization is dedicated to creating a world where hate is not tolerated. It can be so easy for teens to hate others, hate themselves, and hate the way others treat them. WeStopHate feels that this is not acceptable, and allows members to post videos, love letters to themselves, and more to tell the world that they will not hate, and that they will have “teen esteem.”
Teen Truth Live is a full-scale assembly designed to be presented in middle schools and high schools. The presentation includes motivational speakers, videos, humorous activities and questions, and a discussion session. Teen Truth Live focuses on issues that are relevant to teens, including bullying, violence in schools, and body image. Since the creation of the program less than three years ago, over 4,500,000 students have seen the presentation and been impacted in a positive way.
Anti-bullying campaigns are not just for humans – Surf Dog Ricochet proves this. More than a typical golden retriever, Ricochet is an advocate, supporter, and “spokesperson” for many anti-bullying and suicide prevention organizations. She visits local schools to speak to the students about accepting each other, and embracing their differences.
Kids are not the only ones who get bullied on the school bus. Karen Klein, the 68 year old grandmother and school bus monitor that was tormented by middle school boys, has become a household name. Even though she is an adult and authority figure to the boys who bullied her, she was still teased and treated horribly. Luckily, someone caught this bullying on tape, so the boys involved were punished and hopefully learned a hard lesson about bullying others.
Karen Klein became an internet sensation when her video when viral, and received an amazing number of views. Many of those watching felt compelled to collect money to send Ms. Klein on a well-deserved vacation, and over $702,000 was collected for this purpose. Realizing that this covered the cost of her vacation with quite a surplus, Klein started the anti-bullying organization known as The Karen Klein Foundation.
The foundation was launched via website, where readers could learn more about ending bullying, and submit their ideas to help end the bullying epidemic that runs rampant in our schools. Recently, the organization teamed up with the Moscow Ballet to create an anti-bullying tour that will cover the United States and Canada, and help raise funds and bring awareness to the issue.
During the second half of 2012, The Karen Klein Foundation participated in the No-Bully 2012 Tour. The tour included music and motivational speakers, such as Karen Klein herself. Fundraising CDs were also released, with all new music from several artists.
The foundation plans to continue with their awareness campaigns, hoping to end bullying in our schools. According to the foundation's website, karenkleinfoundation.org:
"... we will develop some new material and create new events that will take the anti-bullying movement further than ever. All the money that is raised through the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will support projects that everyone can follow. Any money that is granted from the foundation will be given to causes that support our mission."
For more information on The Karen Klein Foundation, to submit your own anti-bullying ideas, or to donate, please visit the website.
NEW YORK, NY - National statistics show that one out of four teens are bullied. As many as 160,000 students stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of being bullied.
Filipino-American artist Marconi Calindas believes something has to be done about this alarming number.
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, today announced a partnership with STOMP Out Bullying™, a national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization supported by Nick Cannon and Taye Diggs, during Nation Bullying Prevention Awareness month this October. Additional STOMP Out Bullying™ supporters include Tyler Blackburn, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Kingston, Brittany Snow and Bella Thorne.
A page supporting bullied Michigan teen Whitney Kropp is leading a viral campaign against bullying.
You always hear about cyberbullying.
In Lakewood, bullying won’t be tolerated. Instead, Lakewood City Schools officials hope students learn to spread compassion, kindness and respect with other students.
There have been several initiatives — including hosting the director of the movie “Bully” and implementing anti-bullying strategies — aimed at curbing the behavior.
I have high hopes for Affect and thanks to people like you having a little faith, it's really going to take off. I also want everyone to know that Affect is a community that includes absolutely everyone. There is no room for discrimation in our world. So what are you waiting for? Become part of The Affect Movement!
Karen Huff Klein, a bus monitor for the Greece School District in Greece, N. Y.