(KTVI) - Have you ever been pinned? Well, a clothes pin can spread positivity. Character has gone viral and St. Louis Rams and FOX 2/KPLR 11 are helping out.
CharacterPlus has launched a student-led campaign to stop cyberbullying. Campaign is titled: 'Character Goes Viral: Students Stop Cyberbullying.' The campaign started at the CharacterPlus Student Summit on Sept. 30 when 80 students from regional high schools met to collaborate on how to stop cyberbullying. Students created the hashtag #startswithus to be used in social media messages: stop bullying and be kind to each other .
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Here are more details:
• Students will use social media and special events to spread the word to stop cyberbullying and be kind to each other.
• Students will take 'The Clothes Pin Challenge' - they will write #startswithus on a wooden clothes pin and then 'pin' their friends on a shirt or backpack. Students will take a video or photo of the pinning and post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Everyone who is pinned, will then pin a friend.
• Chris Long, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, is the spokesperson for the campaign
• Cyberbullying definition: bullying on social media that includes spreading rumors, posting mean comments about others, manipulating a person`s photo, threatening harm or violence, etc. ). According to the i-SAFE foundation, more than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
• For more information visit http://www.characterplus.org
• CharacterPlus, the St. Louis Rams and Fox2/KPLR11 are partners on 'Character Goes Viral: Students Stop Cyberbullying.'
October 16, 2014
Start of 'Clothes Pin Challenge' - students write #startswithus on a wooden clothes pin and then 'pin' their friends on a shirt or backpack. Students will take a video or photo of the pinning and post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Everyone who is pinned, will then pin a friend.
October 20, 2014
CharacterPlus presenting a special workshop for educators and parents with national expert Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and author of 'School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time.' It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 20 at the Fox Service Center (Fox School District) 849 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010. The workshop is free for anyone in school districts that are members of CharacterPlus. For non-members the cost is $100. For more information or to register, http://csd-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=5989&oc=10&cc=COEALL
November 30, 2014
The St. Louis Rams will invite promote #startswithus at the home game against the Los Angeles Raiders on November 30, 2014. (More information to come.)
February 20, 2015
Students from the eight launch schools will present the results of their campaigns for 'Character Goes Viral' at the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC) February 20, 2014; St. Charles Conference Center
High Schools at the 'Character Goes Viral' Student Summit held October 1, 2014
Bayless High School (Bayless School District)
Belleville East High School (Belleville Township 201)
Belleville West High School (Belleville Township 201)
Fox Senior High School (Fox School District)
Horton Watkins High School (Ladue School District)
Lafayette High School (Rockwood School District)
Lindbergh High School (Lindbergh Schools)
Mehlville High School (Mehlville School District)