Today in schools in my community, thousands of students are wearing pink t-shirts that deliver an anti-bullying message. I have long been an anti-bullying campaigner and all three of my books deal with bullying and are listed as resources on one of the largest anti-bullying websites in the world: www.bullying.org
As a friend of Bullying.org, a newsletter was sent to me and to over 12,000 friends, supporters and partners of Bullying.org in families, schools, School Boards and Ministries of Education, Universities, Business, Community and Government leaders, Media, Bullying Researchers and anti-bullying activists around the world.
To This Day!Bullying.org’s work now spans two decades. During that time, we have been very proud to have created many important partnerships with passionate individuals, schools, communities, companies and governments who have worked with us in support of Bullying.org’smission: “To prevent bullying through education and awareness“.
Most recently, we have developed a partnership with the very talented Canadian poet, Shane Koyczan in the creation of a project that is taking the Internet by storm… To This Day!
Shane wrote the words and then invited animators and videographers from around the world to interpret and contribute segments of his poem. The results are stunning!
Here is what others are saying about To This Day:
- “If you have time to watch only one video today, it should probably be this one.” -Huffington Post
- Slate called the video “beautiful,“
- Yahoo! News dubbed it “powerful“
- This video will “reshape your views on name calling, harassment and pain.” -Mashable
- “The anti-bullying movement has led to a lot of amazing and inspirational videos over the last few years, but this may be one of the best. Stop whatever you’re doing and watch this beautiful animated video…” -CBS News
Bullying.org first viewed the video and provided what we hoped were helpful suggestions and feedback. We have since been sharing the video through our Twitter followers and Facebook Friends. Since being launched just a few days ago, the video now has over 4.6 million views!
If you haven’t viewed, or heard of this incredible project, we would like to share it with you now, please forward this newsletter and share it with your own contacts, friends and networks as you deem appropriate…
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