DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

For the Second Straight Year WWE has partnered with DoSomething.org to take on Bullying. After blogging about this program last year, my son was proud to do many projects for school on anti-bullying.

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

DoSomething.org is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, and global entertainment company WWE and its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, are teaming up for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition. The campaign, now in its second year, gets young people to take action around bullying by playing an SMS text message game.

 

From August 3rd until Monday, August 31, young people can virtually work their way through six levels of scenarios with guidance from WWE Superstars and Divas, including Roman Reigns®, Dean Ambrose®, Paige®, Natalya® and Alicia Fox®. Then, each player is given options to stand up and speak out against bullying. For example, “You sit behind Roman. Someone in the back of the bus keeps throwing paper airplanes at him. Do you A) Play it cool- it’s not your fight or B) play Superman?” Along the way, players will see how their anti-bullying skills compare to others, and ultimately whether they’ve earned the WWE World Heavyweight Championship title in bullying prevention. Every player will also receive the chance to win a Be a STAR rally at his or her school or community center.

 

“WWE’s massive reach and stellar talent have helped us activate thousands of young people around anti-bullying,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “We’re excited to rally WWE fans around this issue for year two to make it bigger and better than ever!”

 

“We are proud to once again partner with DoSomething.org and provide thousands with resources to help put an end to bullying in their communities,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Utilizing our global assets and larger than life WWE Superstars and Divas, we are confident that this campaign will help educate young people on the dangers of bullying and encourage them to stand up for themselves and others.”

 

In 2014, nearly 100,000 young people played the Bully Text game. To play Bully Text this year, text BULLY to 38383 or visit DoSomething.org/bully*.

**Disclosure** I am part of the #WWEMoms ambassador program. My son is a HUGE WWE fan and as a parent I love what many of these superstars stand for an that they show the importance of giving back when you are BEing a Star!

STAR Alliance to End Bullying #WWE

STAR Alliance to End Bullying #WWE

The Creative Coalition and WWE , co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying initiative, announced this week the launch of the S.T.A.R. Alliance. Star Alliance consists of a group of actors, musicians, comedians, athletes, television personalities and members of The Creative Coalition, who have joined together to help put an end to bullying.

As part of community outreach programs in Los Angeles  during Summerslam this past week WWE Star Alliance members such as The Miz, Big Show and Mark Henry   participated and shared their stories at Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies across the U.S.

It is very important for us a family to teach our son that bullying is not acceptable in our house and will not be tolerated. Bullying can really change a persons life and that of those dear to them.  Since we are about to embark on a new school year as soon as I received information about STAR both my husband and I took the time to read the information. Once we grasped the concept of the campaign we  share dit with our son. I believe he truly understood the stories we shared with him, and will make him a better person!

Star Alliance members include:

  • Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan Tonight)
  • Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings)
  • Sharon Osbourne (The X-Factor)
  • Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)
  • Cassie Scerbo (Make It Or Break It)
  • Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush)
  • Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Sagas)
  • Train (Grammy Award Winning)
  • Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance)
  • Pete Wentz (Grammy Nominated Fall Out Boy)
  • Constance Zimmer (House of Cards)
  • Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die)
  • Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan Tonight)
  • Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings)
  • Sharon Osbourne (The X-Factor)
  • Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)
  • Cassie Scerbo (Make It Or Break It)
  • Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush)
  • Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Sagas)
  • Train (Grammy Award Winning)
  • Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance)
  • Pete Wentz (Grammy Nominated Fall Out Boy)
  • Constance Zimmer (House of Cards)
  • Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side)
  • Kris Allen (American Idol Winner)
  • Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives)
  • Erin Cummings (Astronaut Wives Club)
  • Tim Daly (Madam Secretary)
  • Daughtry (Grammy Nominated)
  • Omar Epps (Resurrection)
  • Flo Rida (Grammy Nominated)
  • Florida Georgia Line (Award Winning           Country Superstars)
  • Skylar Grey (Grammy Nominated)
  • Chelsea Hightower (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Caleb Johnson (American Idol Winner)
  • Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side)
  • Kris Allen (American Idol Winner)
  • Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives)
  • Erin Cummings (Astronaut Wives Club)
  • Tim Daly (Madam Secretary)
  • Daughtry (Grammy Nominated)
  • Omar Epps (Resurrection)
  • Flo Rida (Grammy Nominated)
  • Florida Georgia Line (Award Winning           Country Superstars)
  • Skylar Grey (Grammy Nominated)
  • Chelsea Hightower (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Caleb Johnson (American Idol Winner)
  • Some of the WWE Stars involved!

    Some of the WWE Stars involved!

 

“The mission of the S.T.A.R. Alliance is to use pop culture’s most influential voices to help eradicate the raging bullying epidemic plaguing America’s schools. The creative coalition said earlier this week “We are delighted to partner with WWE to bring these powerful and inspirational voices of the entertainment industry to encourage children to be participatory in standing up to bullies.”

 

WWE is proud to help bring together a diverse group of international celebrities who all share the vision to stop bullying forever,said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Through the joint efforts of WWE, The Creative Coalition and the S.T.A.R. Alliance, we hope to reach millions of young people and provide them with the knowledge and resources they need to help put an end to bullying in their communities.”

Show Tolerance And Respect

Show Tolerance And Respect

Be a STAR is an anti-bullying initiative co-founded in 2011 by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through education and grassroots initiatives. WWE and The Creative Coalition leverage the power of The Creative Coalition’s entertainment industry constituencies and WWE’s global brand and platforms to help combat the bullying epidemic plaguing today’s youth.

STAR stands for Show Tolerance and Respect ,For more information about STAR click here!

WWE’s global community outreach programs address important social issues, including education, diversity and inclusion, military support and providing hope to those in need. WWE and its Superstars and Divas support a wide range of programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children and families worldwide, including the “Be a STAR” anti-bullying campaign, WrestleMania Reading Challenge, Susan G. Komen, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics USA Games, Special Olympics Connecticut, KaBOOM!, Hire Heroes USA and many more. For more information please visit WWECommunity.

 

Proud that my son understood about Star Alliance

Proud that my son understood about Star Alliance

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama is a MOM Ambassador for #WWEMOMS. I received literature and Back to School materials about the STAR Alliance as well as tools to use to explain to my son and his friends the importance of anti-bullying.

 

Have You Filled A Bucket or Had Your Bucket Filled Today?

Many of you I am sure are  thinking Hmmm? What could she possibly mean by “Have you filled a Bucket Today?”  When I first heard the phrase I myself went Hmmm.. After all I was hearing it from my 5 year old son as he was describing that if he and his classmates filled each others buckets,  at the end of the month his Kindergarten class got extra time at recess. I just nodded my head and said “wow that is awesome!” not knowing what I would find out on Back to School Night really required a WOW.

My son’s school is working on a new way to get the teachers, children and parents on the right track this school year based on the children’s book Have you filled A Bucket Today?  by Carol McCloud. The book is used as a guide to daily happiness for children. In the book, children are taught about Bucket Filling, Bucket Dipping, Putting a Lid On and that when they fill someone else’s bucket, they are actually filling their own.

With all the bullying issues on the news it is definitely in my opinion a great way to teach children early on using a concept they can understand. Adults can learn from this exercise as well, and we have even started using it at home by making sure we say something “bucket filling” to everyone in the house everyday. It has also helped to teach my son that sometimes Mommys and Daddys just need to “put a lid ” on so they don’t say the wrong thing.

As parents, we need to teach our children how to be kind to others so that this becomes part of their everyday life. We can do that by making their day everyday, being there for them all the time, choosing your attitude when speaking to them or in front of them. Just these things will implode their buckets in a positive way.

Here is the Bucket Filling Pledge:

I promise to do my best everyday to be a bucket filler not to dip and to use my lid for myself and others at home, work, school and everywhere I go!

By reading this post you have taken the pledge how will you help full someone’s bucket today?