Facebook, Cartoon Network, CNN & Pals Launch Anti-Bullying Pledge
With yesterday’s unfortunate news about a 14-year-old victim of anti-gay bullying committing suicide only months after filming an It Gets Better video, the timing is right to channel the groundswell of attention here into a force for good.
Facebook, CNN, Cartoon Network, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, Time, and HLN have banded together to launch Stop Bullying Speak Up. While the name doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, it certainly gets to the point.
Participants take a pledge to speak out against bullying and make the most of FB’s hate speech alert functionality. If you see something, say something. Bullying can only exist in a vacuum. If we all speak up when faced with it, we absolutely can put this fire out.
Please join us in take the Stop Bulling Speak Up pledge. A little over 11,000 people had signed the pledge via Facebook this morning when I took it, but I was shocked to see that I was the first in my gay, gay, gaaaaaay Capitol Hill zipcode here in Seattle. With your help, we can make sure that Jamey Rodemeyer is the last victim of bullying to take his life in our country. The sky is the limit here.