Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Family Channel. However, all view and opinions are genuine and my own.
Bullying. Unfortunately it is all too common with youth today and an issue that needs to be in the spotlight to help raise more awareness. It affects people of all ages, but has become more prevalent within schools and outside of schools as well. It’s online and offline, and it doesn’t take preference to gender or age. Whether by words or actions, bullying can slowly deteriorate a child’s confidence and feeling of self-importance. There is no excuse for bullying and it needs to stop. Now.
Family Channel is continuing its annual Bullying Awareness Week campaign for its 15th year starting November 20th – November 24th, to help raise awareness. During this time, they will be airing bullying-related content on their network with themed episodes and movies, as well as special messages from Family Channel stars airing across multiple platforms.
Kids and teachers can visit Family.ca to download resources and activities to better take a stand against bullying in their own school and community.
CONTEST: ENTER TO WIN a Stand UP! Rally
Want to help take a stand against bullying? Teachers and kids can enter for a chance to WIN a Stand UP! Rally at their own school, hosted by The Next Step stars Briar Nolet and Myles Erlick. Briar and Myles will be helping Family Channel take the message of bullying prevention on the road by bringing Stand UP! rallies to selected schools across Canada.
Each rally will feature:
- Bullying-themed content from Backstage
- Interactive discussion led by a PREVNet representative
- Special dance performance
PLUS, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Family Channel will be giving away 10 secondary prizes for the classroom as well!
HOW TO ENTER
Kids can enter to win by visiting Family.ca/standUp and explaining how their school stands up to bullying. Contest is open now and runs until 5pm ET on October 1st. Contest is open to residents of Canada.
Family Channel has teamed up with TELUS WISE (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education) for the second year in a row, this time to create short-form content that addresses digital safety with cast members from the fan-favourite series, The Next Step. Each short features the stars providing tips and discussing relevant topics, such as how to stand up to cyberbullying, using discretion when posting pictures to social media sites and exercising precaution when spending time online. The shorts will air on Family leading up to and throughout Bullying Awareness Week, airing alongside other bullying prevention-themed programming and footage from the rallies.
Visit Family.ca/StandUp to learn more details about the Family Channel Bullying Awareness Week campaign, as well as contest details. You can also find bullying-themed episodes from Family Channel’s top series, footage from last year’s Stand UP! Rally Tour and downloadable resources including tip sheets and activities for students, parents and teachers, prepared by PREVNet in both French and English.
Take a STAND against bullying today and every day after.