New York, NY, October 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- STOMP Out Bullying™ announces bullying prevention activities to raise awareness during October, National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
On October 3rd, the world joined STOMP Out Bullying™ in its Third Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY™ – WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION where hundreds of thousands across the globe world wore blue shirts in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying.
Teen celebrities Bella Thorne, Willow Shields, Joey King, Mark Indelicato, Cassie Steele, Olesya Rulin, Alexz Johnson, Taylor Spreitler, Y I Yell!, Payton Rae and Savannah Outen tweeted about the day and will hold a month-long social tweet-a-thon to promote the organization’s prevention activities with its sponsor CustomInk.
To raise funds for bullying and cyberbullying prevention, education and peer mentoring, STOMP Out Bullying is holding its Fourth Annual Celebrity STOMP Out Bullying Auction on CharityBuzz ending October 12th.
Celebrities are generous and care deeply about putting an end to bullying. This year’s auction includes: A set visit to the award winning show Mad Men, tickets to see world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John in "The Million Dollar Piano" in Las Vegas, VIP tickets and pit-section passes to Katy Perry's Las Vegas Show, VIP Sugarland tickets and a meet and greet at the Mohegan Sun, VIP tickets to the Ellen Show and luxury swag bag, tickets to MTV’s 2012 Movie Awards, VIP tickets to American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, a set visit to ABC Family’s "Switched at Birth," an internship with 42 West publicist/CEO Leslee Dart, and a Meet and Greet with Buddy Valastro AKA the Cake Boss.
Celebrity experiences are still coming in to help raise funds for bullying prevention programs. Thanks to all of the celebrities who support this issue knowing how critical it is to end this epidemic.
Other celebrities who have supported the annual auction include: Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, John Cusack, Bryan Adams, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Metallica, Michael Buble, Donny and Marie, Tom Bergeron, Nigel Lythgoe, Maria Sansone, Cameron Mathison, and others.
STOMP Out Bullying™ Global Ambassadors include: Actress Brittany Snow, recording artist Sean Kingston, singer and producer Lance Bass, singer and actress Emily Osment, singer JoJo, Z100 radio host Carolina Bermudez, Pretty Little Liars star Tyler Blackburn, Switched At Birth star Katie LeClerc, actress Melissa Joan Hart, TV Host Maria Sansone, and soap stars Kristen Alderson and Brittany Underwood.
Since 2005 STOMP Out Bullying™, a national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens reduces and prevents bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreases school absenteeism, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating students in school and online, raising awareness and peer mentoring programs.
A safe haven for youths, the program offers information and resources, a 24/7 HelpChat line for kids and teens who are bullied, cyberbullied and at-risk for suicide, an online area where they can talk about bullying, participate in social media efforts, sign a petition, raise awareness, offer students their own way to end this epidemic with our Student Participation Toolkit and BLUE SHIRT DAY™ – World Day Of Bullying Prevention. STOMP Out Bullying™ offers help and solutions. Since its HelpChat Line began this past June, over 1300 students have been helped and the lives of 32 saved.
Ross Ellis, STOMP Out Bullying™ Founder/CEO said: "The victims who are harmed by these aggressors and others don’t understand how extreme bullying can get. Parents, teachers and school administrators must take caution and sensitivity in handling these issues."
She also stated that, “Bullying has played a role in many recent suicides across the country. And cyberbullying is in full force with the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other sites popular with youths. This social online cruelty is used by individuals or groups intended to harm our youth. We cannot lose one more to suicide.”
1 out of 4 kids is bullied, 9 out of 10 LGBT kids are harassed, 43% of teens, 97% of middle schoolers and 47% of youth 18-24 are cyberbullied, and over 160,000 kids stay home from school everyday for fear of being bullied.
Bullies and cyberbullies have low self-esteem or very high self-esteem. They usually come from homes of violence, anger and other maladies.
Ellis said “STOMP Out Bullying offers hope to every bullying victim, teaches parents to keep open communication with their children and to look for signs. It educates school administrators across the country who have failed our youth and must commit to helping them. By educating our children, we can stop the bullying before it ever starts.”
Celebrities play a big part in helping to keep youth safe across the country and to STOMP Out Bullying.