Stars STOMP Out Bullying

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and STOMP Out Bullying™ has increased efforts to raise awareness and prevent bullying in all its forms.

On October 7th the country and those across the globe will join STOMP Out Bullying™ in its Fifth Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY™ WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION where individuals nationwide will wear blue in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying. Celebrities Julianne Moore, Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Hilary Duff, Debra Messing, Brad Goreski, Selma Blair, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jerry O'Connell, Kristen Chenoweth, Oliver Hudson, Nick Cannon, Chandra Wilson, Taye Diggs, Robert Verdi and Archie Panjabi have joined together to participate in a video campaign to promote awareness and encourage everyone to "go blue" and wear a blue shirt in support of this great cause.

Link to videos here: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/index.php/campaigns/celebrity-blue-shirt-world-day-bullying-prevention-videos/

Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying said: "STOMP Out Bullying offers hope to students who experience the harmful effects of bullying and teaches parents what signs to look for. It also educates school administrators across the country who have failed our youth and must commit to helping them."

Since 2005 STOMP Out Bullying™, has been the leading national anti-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness and offers peer mentoring programs in schools.

The program offers kids and teens a safe haven and solutions. From information and resources, to a 24/7 HelpChat line for kids and teens who are bullied and at-risk for suicide, a place where kids can share their stories and videos on our Web site, become peer mentors at school, raise awareness and offer students their own way to end this issue with our online Student Participation Toolkit and raise awareness on BLUE SHIRT DAY™ WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION.

1 out of 4 kids are bullied, 9 out of 10 LGBT kids are harassed every day, depending on their age, up to 40% of students are harassed online and 8% of kids stay home from school everyday for fear of being bullied.

About STOMP Out Bullying™
The leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organizationprogram for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.  www.stompoutbullying.org

SOURCE STOMP Out Bullying(TM)



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