STAND4CHANGE Against Bullying Day (http://stand4change.org/), an international call to action against bullying that will take place across the world on May 4, 2012.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), American Association of School Administrators (AASA), National Education Association (NEA), American Federations of Teachers(AFT), Education International(EI), 500,000 schools across 170 countries, CBS Radio, Funny or Die, Atlantic Recording artist Cody Simpson, Shake It Up star Brandon Johnson and many more set to participate in historic STAND4CHANGE Against Bullying Day.
To register your school to participate http://stand4change.org/.
“Thirteen million children are bullied in school each year, this is a problem that is affecting the lives of so many of our youth and it is time to take a stand,” stated Jeff Sakwa, President of Defeat the Label. “Our hope is that May 4th can be the beginning of the end, by each person taking responsibility for themselves and continuing to raise awareness about this issue.”
Donations to STAND4CHANGE Against Bullying Day and Defeat the Label fundraising opportunities will go towards providing financial support for partner organizations with anti-bullying school programs and curriculums. Funds will also be attributed to the launch of an interactive application, BullyShout which will be integrated with a 24 hour Anti- Bullying Hotline. The National 24 hour BRAVE(Building Respect, Acceptance, and Voice through Education) Anti-Bullying Hotline and BullyShout application will be run by the Mental Health Association of New York City (http://www.mhaofnyc.org/). These initiatives will be the first of their kind and create an outlet for those who feel they have nowhere else to turn.
ABOUT DEFEAT THE LABEL
Defeat The Label, is a 501(c)3 organization that creates critical awareness of bullying issues among middle school and high school aged students. This is accomplished through the creation of awareness campaigns, community outreach, special events and the implementation of in-school curriculum. http://defeatthelabel.com/