Parentdish has joined the world's first online demonstration, The Big March, when thousands of anti-bullying marchers will go across hundreds of websites, including our very own.
The Big March gives you the opportunity to create a customised digital avatar of yourself, which will join a crowd of thousands of marchers, including celebrities like Aston Merrygold, The Saturdays, Corrie's Michelle Keegan, Alexandra Burke and Alesha Dixon, all headed to Number 10 Downing Street to hand over a petition asking the Government to make sure all children and young people are protected from all forms of bullying and harassment. Click here to join the ever increasing numbers of marchers.
Anti-Bullying Week 2010 takes place 15 to 19 November and The Big March is on on the first day, 15 November.
There will also be a giant online park for all the family featuring tents with lots of interactive fun activities hosted by some of the brands and companies that are taking part. You can log on now to watch specially made videos, listen to songs and read what some of your favourite celebrities have to say about bullying. You'll also be able to meet up virtually with all your friends, get some advice and tips on how to deal with bullying and learn about some famous marches.
Schools are getting involved too with classes around bullying and the Big March set to take place and limited edition Sillybandz designed and modelled by Aston from JLS are available to buy on www.beatbullying.org.
Emma-Jane Cross, CEO of Beatbullying, the UK's biggest prevention charity, comments: "The Big March is set to be lots of fun, with masses of people taking part. We're all looking forward to being able to spot our avatars as they move across some of our favourite websites but there is a serious side too.
"No-one deserves to experience bullying, harassment or violence of any kind and we all have the chance to make a real difference by standing up to be counted and showing we won't put up with this behaviour.
"The March is going to finish at Number 10 where Beatbullying hopes to present the petition virtually to Prime Minister David Cameron and ask him to eradicate bullying once and for all.
"We hope that this good work will be carried on by a commission: a group of people – parents, teachers, politicians and children – who decide what the best course of action for Government to take to tackle bullying over the next year."
So go on, join the Big March now....
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