Cartoon Network Netherlands Launches CN Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2018

Cartoon Network Netherlands Launches CN Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2018

Cartoon Network Netherlands Launches CN Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2018

Cartoon Network Netherlands has launched the 2018 edition of its Cartoon Network Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign. The ambassador for this year’s campaign is Brownie Dutch (real name Renaldo Dennis Remy van Tuil), a Dutch solo music artist.

Cartoon Network Netherlands will also be airing animated TV spots informing kids on how to handle bullying at school and how to put an end to it, whether they’re a victim or they know someone who’s being bullied. The campaign encourages kids to “Be a Buddy and Not a Bully”, also the Buddy Network microsite on the Cartoon Network Netherlands is full of useful information and advice. Cartoon Network’s international anti-bullying campaign originated in the United States and has spread to other parts of the world including Latin America and the rest of Europe.

https://www.nationaleonderwijsgids.nl/voortgezet-onderwijs/nieuws/43357-brownie-dutch-en-cartoon-network-lanceren-anti-pestencampagne.html

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Cartoon Network USA Continues And Expands Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative

Cartoon Network USA Continues And Expands Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative

Cartoon Network USA Continues And Expands Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative

Today (27th February) Cartoon Network USA has announced they will expand the network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up (SBSU) initiative, with a special focus on promoting kindness, caring and empathy among young people. The expanded campaign will include PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and short-form Content, an animated Kids Speak campaign with the youth writing non-profit organisation – 826 National, more Parent-Targeted Content and an updated Stop Bullying: Speak Up microsite.

For PSAs and short-form content, Cartoon Network will be partnering up with the Committee for Children, the global leader of social-emotional learning, to create new PSAs and short-form content. Cartoon Network will be continuing their work with 826 National, an internationally recognized youth writing organization for a new campaign called “Kids Speak”, Cartoon Network will animate stories written by kids and share them on Cartoon Network’s media platforms. Cartoon Network previously worked with 826 National on the Inclusion Storytelling Project which has helped kids share their own stories about kindness and empathy.

Turner will now be using Cartoon Network’s sister brands to expand the anti-bullying initiative to reach parents about ways children said they need adult support to help them be kinder. Cartoon Network USA will also be setting up a new Stop Bullying: Speak Up website microsite which will provide free and easy to use resources that will help kids speak up against bullying and develop better caring and empathy skills.

News about Cartoon Network’s continuation and expansion of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Initiative followed the results of a national survey that was conducted with a focus on bullying, kindness and empathy. The survey was commissioned by Cartoon Network, designed by VJR Consulting and was developed in consultation with the Making Caring Common project (MCC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Summary of some of the findings in the survey:

– Children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to help other kids that are being bullied.

– More than half (58%) of kids who have seen someone getting picked on or being left out say one of the reasons they sometimes don’t help is they don’t know what to do or say. Many are also worried that they’ll make things worse (46%). More than a third (37%) say they sometimes don’t help because they are afraid other kids will make fun of them, and 22% say they sometimes hold back because they don’t have anything in common with the kid who is getting left out or picked on.

– More than three out of four children (77%) place a higher priority on personal happiness, getting good grades, or having good friends than on caring about others (23%).

– 77% of 9-to-11-year-olds say they have witnessed bullying (50% once or twice, 27% many times).

– 64% say they have tried to help someone being bullied (47% once or twice, 17% many times).

– 62% say they have been bullied (48% once or twice; 14% many times).

– 96% of kids say the adults in their family set a good example for how to treat others with kindness, 93% say the adults in their school do, 46% say the adults in our government do.

– When asked to pick which is “most” important to them, fewer than one in four (23%) choose caring about others, while a total of 77% select some other priority such as being happy (35%), getting good grades (23%), or having good friends (17%).

– When asked which is most important to their parents, only 14% said “caring about others” compared to 27% who said “good grades” and 56% who said “being happy”.

– 77% said it would help kids their age be kinder if there was someone who could give kids ideas about what to do or say in tough situations and 66% said it would help if they could spend more time with kids who are different from them.

From The Turner USA Press Release: New National Survey: Elementary school students weigh in on how to reduce bullying and increase kindness; Nearly two thirds of 9- to 11-year-olds have experienced bullying; Most said it would help if they could spend more time with kids who are different than them; Cartoon Network supports kids with tools to “stop bullying before it starts” by focusing on kindness, caring and empathy

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The survey was designed by VJR Consulting in consultation with the Making Caring Common project (MCC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. According to the survey, a vast majority (70%) say it would help kids their age be kinder if adults in charge of our country set a better example of how to treat others.

More than half (58%) of kids who have seen someone getting picked on or being left out say one of the reasons they sometimes don’t help is they don’t know what to do or say. Many are also worried that they’ll make things worse (46%). More than a third (37%) say they sometimes don’t help because they are afraid other kids will make fun of them, and 22% say they sometimes hold back because they don’t have anything in common with the kid who is getting left out or picked on.

“Our main mission at Cartoon Network is to provide fun and entertainment, but we also have a long-standing commitment to use our platform responsibly,” said Christina Miller, President of Cartoon Network. “Now more than ever we need to step up and support kids learning how to be kind, caring, and empathetic, so we can stop bullying before it starts.”

While the government measures the prevalence of bullying behaviors among middle and high school students, prevalence data among elementary school students is rare. The nationally-representative survey of more than 1,000 9-, 10-, and 11-year-olds also found that the values kids are taught really matter. More than three out of four children (77%) place a higher priority on personal happiness, getting good grades, or having good friends than on caring about others (23%). But children who say that caring about others is “very important” are twice as likely as other kids to say they have gone out of their way “many times” to do something kind for another kid, such as someone who was new to their school, having a problem, or being picked on or left out (53% vs. 27%); and they are half as likely to say they have ever bullied another kid (16% vs. 34%).

“The results of this important survey powerfully convey both that bullying is a pervasive problem at young ages and that children want guidance about how to deal with it,” said Making Caring Common’s Faculty Director Rick Weissbourd. “As educators and parents, it’s vital for us to give children tools for preventing and challenging this tough, damaging problem.”

Other survey findings include:

– 77% of 9- to 11-year-olds say they have witnessed bullying (50% once or twice, 27% many times)

– 64% say they have tried to help someone being bullied (47% once or twice, 17% many times)

– 62% say they have been bullied (48% once or twice; 14% many times)

– 96% of kids say the adults in their family set a good example for how to treat others with kindness, 93% say the adults in their school do, 46% say the adults in our government do

– When asked to pick which is “most” important to them, fewer than one in four (23%) choose caring about others, while a total of 77% select some other priority such as being happy (35%), getting good grades (23%), or having good friends (17%)

– When asked which is most important to their parents, only 14% said “caring about others” compared to 27% who said “good grades” and 56% who said “being happy”

– 77% said it would help kids their age be kinder if there was someone who could give kids ideas about what to do or say in tough situations and 66% said it would help if they could spend more time with kids who are different from them

Cartoon Network executives today also announced they will expand the network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up (SBSU) initiative, with a special focus on promoting kindness, caring and empathy among young people. Expanded elements will include:

PSAs and Short-form Content: In partnership with Committee for Children, the global leader of social-emotional learning curricula, Cartoon Network will create new PSAs and other short form content that translate the research findings into actionable steps for kids and parents to create more inclusive communities.

Kids Speak: To keep kids’ voices front and center in the national conversation about inclusion, the Network will partner with 826 National, an internationally recognized youth writing organization, to animate stories written by kids on this topic, and share them across Cartoon Network media platforms. This will build upon the Inclusion Storytelling Project, a recent collaboration between Cartoon Network and 826 that provided the tools and encouragement for kids to share their own stories about kindness and empathy.

Parent-Targeted Content & Reach: The expanded program will leverage the power of Turner’s brands to reach parents about ways kids said they need adult support to help them be kinder to one another.

Stop Bullying: Speak Up Website: A new microsite will provide free, easy to use resources from partners to help kids speak up against bullying and develop greater caring and empathy skills.

Survey Methodology: The survey was conducted in September 2017 among a nationally representative sample of 1,054 9- to 11-year-olds. It was designed and analyzed by Vicky Rideout, M.A., of VJR Consulting and fielded in English and Spanish by the GfK Group, using their probability-based online KnowledgePanel©. Prior to fielding, focus groups were held under the direction of R. Bradley Snyder, M.P.A., Ed. M., to test survey comprehension among the youngest respondents. The research was conducted in consultation with the Making Caring Common Project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

About Stop Bullying: Speak Up

Established by Cartoon Network in 2010, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an award-winning pro-social initiative that addresses bullying among kids. Cartoon Network leverages its shows, characters and media platform to empower its audience to speak up safely and effectively in the face of bullying, while helping kids develop greater kindness, caring and empathy that stops bullying before it starts.

About Harvard Making Caring Common project

Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice. www.makingcaringcommon.org

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-supports-kids-tools-stop-bullying-it-starts-focusing-kindness-caring-and

Cartoon Network USA Partners With 826 National To Create Storytelling Project For CN’s Stop Bullying Speak Up Campaign

Cartoon Network USA Partners With 826 National To Create Storytelling Project For CN's Stop Bullying Speak Up Campaign

Cartoon Network USA Partners With 826 National To Create Storytelling Project For CN’s Stop Bullying Speak Up Campaign

Cartoon Network USA is continuing its anti-bullying “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign and have partnered with 826 National, a non-profit organisation that runs tutoring programmes for students that help to improve their writing skills. Together, both Cartoon Network and 826 National have collaborated on the “Inclusion Storytelling Project”, the project aims to encourage young adults across the United States to write and share their stories about kindness and empathy as a way to prevent bullying. 826 National has created inclusion-themed writing workshops for elementary and middle school students to inspire them to write stories about compassion and understanding. Hundreds of students participated in the project, and the students’ fiction and nonfiction stories will be compiled into eight illustrated publications. Each 826 National chapter will also host a local book release event, where young authors will share their work with the community.

The 826LA Echo Park location in Los Angeles was the first out of the eight chapters to release student work from the Inclusion Storytelling Project with an event held today (Thursday 7th December). Other 826 locations (San Francisco, Ann Arbor/Detroit, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C.) will hold release events early next year.

The lessons created through the project will also be made available to teachers everywhere next year via the 826 Digital online service, 826 National’s pay-what-you-wish online platform of resources for educators.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Cartoon Network Partners with 826 National to Create the First Inclusion Storytelling Project: Encourages Students to Share Their Stories as Part of “Stop Bullying: Speak Up”

Cartoon Network is expanding its award-winning, “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign by partnering with 826 National to launch the Inclusion Storytelling Project, which encourages youth across the country to share their individual stories about kindness and empathy in an effort to stop bullying before it starts.

Working in collaboration with Cartoon Network, 826 National and its network of eight internationally celebrated youth writing organizations created inclusion-themed writing workshops for elementary and middle school students to inspire stories of compassion and understanding. Hundreds of students from the 826 Network participated in the project, and the students’ fiction and nonfiction stories will be compiled into eight illustrated publications. Each of the 826 Network chapters will host a local book release event, during which these young authors will share their work with the community.

“Many of the students we serve at 826 come from traditionally under-resourced communities that are most affected by our changing political and cultural landscape,” said Laura Brief, CEO of 826 National. “We believe our students have the power and perspective to end a pervasive culture of bullying, and we are so excited to partner with Cartoon Network in sharing their stories and voices on a national scale.”

The 826LA Echo Park location will be the first of eight chapters to release and celebrate student work from the Inclusion Storytelling Project with an event on Thursday, December 7 from 2:45-4:15pm. Additional 826 locations (San Francisco, Ann Arbor/Detroit, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C.) will hold release events respectively, into early next year.

“Elevating kids’ voices is central to everything we do at Cartoon Network. Equipping each kid with tools and resources to use their individual voice to speak up is a key goal of Stop Bullying: Speak Up,” said Jill King, senior vice president, marketing and partnerships, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “826 National is an organization that values children as a creative force as much as we do, and by developing the Inclusion Storytelling Project together, we are encouraging kids to use creativity to understand and spread kindness, compassion, and empathy.”

To expand the reach of this partnership and inspire other kids to share their stories, the lessons created through the project will also be made available to teachers everywhere in 2018 via 826 Digital, the 826 National’s pay-what-you-wish online platform of resources for educators.

About 826 National:

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of writing and tutoring centers. 826 National’s chapters are dedicated to supporting under-resourced students, ages 6 to 18, with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826’s mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

The 826 Network serves more than 1,000 teachers and 32,000 students annually. The chapters offer five core programs: After-School Tutoring, Field Trips, Workshops, Young Authors’ Book Project, and In-School programs—all free of charge—for students, classes, and schools. Each program offers innovative and dynamic project-based learning opportunities, building on students’ classroom experience and strengthening their ability to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their own voice.

The 826 Network is now comprised of a national office and seven—soon to be eight—nonprofit chapters across the United States: 826 Valencia (San Francisco), 826LA, 826 Boston, 826CHI, 826michigan (Ann Arbor/Detroit), 826NYC, 826DC, and, beginning in early 2018, 826 New Orleans. Additional information about 826 National and the 826 Network is available at 826national.org.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/stop-bullying

https://www.826national.org/