Maelie Arocho is a fighter, not a lover. She enjoys zombies, cat videos, and watching dogs with short legs run.
Celebs Beat Bullying
Celebrity Charities – Celebrities from around the world are joining BeatBullying, a prevention charity in the UK, and millions of people in “The Big March 2012,” the first ever worldwide virtual march against bullying.
Currently the march has garnered over 820,000 supporters including celebrities such as Dynamo, Katherine Jenkins, Twiggy, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jedward, The Saturdays, and BeatBullying’s ambassadors Pixie Lott and Aston Merrygold. Organizations like Facebook, Universal Music, Stardoll, and Habbo have also joined the campaign.
BeatBullying anticipates that at the start of the march over two million people will have joined the cause by making avatars that will represent actual protesters. The march is expected to last two days and will end with the organization delivering a petition to the United Nations Building in New York. The petition asks the UN to “explicitly enshrine ‘bullying’” in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), in order to keep every child to be safe from bullying, violence, and the fear of violence from their peers.
“Violence amongst young people across the world is at epidemic levels. We have a child protection crisis on our hands, and we have a duty as global citizens to unite and insist that world leaders, politicians, communities and families stand up and take action, said Emma-Jane Cross, CEO of BeatBullying.
Bullying has become a pressing issue as headlines of children and teens who are tormented enough to take their own lives continue to be printed. If BeatBullying’s initiative and petition are successful, it will be the first time the UNCRC will have been updated in over 10 years.
The virtual demonstration will begin on March 1st, in places from London to New Delhi; South Africa to Washington D.C.; Manchester to Mumbai; Naples to New Orleans; Jerusalem to Johannesburg; and–well you get the picture. It’s happening everywhere.
To sign up for the march go here.
Watch short video about bullying made by the students of Filmmaking for Kids.