Proactive Parenting Network Announces Participation in the Great American NO BULL Challenge
BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Proactive Parenting Network today announced its participation in the Great American NO BULL Challenge, a grassroots cyberbullying prevention campaign created by the Cyber Safety Academy.
The Great American NO BULL Challenge offers middle and high school kids the opportunity to write and direct anti-bullying videos for a national competition in which the winners will be recognized at the star-studded NO BULL Red Carpet Awards event in San Francisco on July 21, 2012.
According to i-SAFE, more than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number of teens has engaged in cyberbullying.
“Cyberbullying is becoming an epidemic that is having a devastating impact on families and communities across America,” said William M. Thompson, chairman & CEO of the Proactive Parenting Network. “We are excited to support the Great American NO BULL Challenge to bring awareness and visibility to this increasingly important issue.”
The Great American NO BULL Challenge is the first multi-tiered, student-led, short film and video contest and Red Carpet Awards Event just for teens that brings awareness to the issue of cyberbullying in America. The goal of the Challenge is to engage America’s students, educators, organization leaders, counselors, mentors and communities in our nation’s efforts to reduce the risks associated with cyberbullying.
Students across the country can upload videos between January 15 and March 15, 2012 and can learn more about the Challenge by visiting www.nobullchallenge.org.
About Proactive Parenting Network
The Proactive Parenting Network (PPN) is a service of PredictivEdge, a private Pennsylvania-based technology company. PPN provides a comprehensive, proactive solution with premier online safety tools and educational resources that empowers relationships between parents and their children in an ever-changing digital world. PPN offers online monitoring services and educational resources from leading providers. For more information, visit www.proactiveparentingnetwork.com.
About the Great American NO BULL Challenge
The Great American NO BULL Challenge is the first youth-led program to empower kids by giving them a national platform to make their voices heard on the subject of bullying. Cyber Safety Academy founder and bestselling author Shawn Edgington is using the power of social media to inspire 25 million youth to care about others instead of tearing each other down. The Challenge’s strategic partners include i-SAFE, National Organizations for Youth Safety, teen Daily Strength, 4-H, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Business Professionals of America, Project Change, American School Counselor Association, Healthcorps, The Megan Meier Foundation, National Collaboration for Youth and Boys and & Girls Clubs of America. The campaign is hosted by the Cyber Safety Academy, in association with imbee.com and Proactive Parenting Network. For more information, visit www.nobullchallenge.org.
SOURCE Proactive Parenting Network