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Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up

Silence is the soil that allows bullying to grow. Too often, bystanders do what the word “bystander” would suggest: they watch, sometimes in horror, other times in disbelief. Mostly though, their reaction is based on a lack of knowing what to do about the bullying they saw.

To help bystanders find the courage to speak up, Cartoon Network developed the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign. Their website is loaded with information to help kids identify and respond more appropriately to bullying, but perhaps more importantly, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is looking for kids and adults to take their pledge to help stop bullying.

Join me in taking the pledge. Visit the Stop Bullying: Speak Up website or visit and like their Facebook page. The website also includes posters, blogs, a Stop Bullying comic book [PDF] that was crowdsourced from kids all over the US, and a tip sheet for parents, which gives helpful advice for adults to also help stop the cycle of bullying.

For a chance to appear on Cartoon Network, kids can also submit videos, sharing their own Speak Up messages.

If you haven't yet, head on over to 31 for 31 to check out our School Bullying Prevention Difference Makers.
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