My friends at WWE have a new ally in their effort to SmackDown bullying…
DoSomething.org has teamed up with WWE and The Creative Coalition’s Be a STAR (Show Tolerance and Respect) Anti-Bullying Initiative for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition, a campaign that uses an SMS text message game to get young people to take action around bullying.
Young people can participate in the SMS text message experience that virtually walks them through a day in the life of a student giving them a chance to take action around bullying. For example, young people receive a text in the experience with the following scenario: “Seth teases Amy, ur lab partner, about her stutter & everyone laughs. Do u A) wait & comfort her after class or B) tell them to quit it.” Each scenario is designed to make young people think about what they would do in the face of bullying alongside some of their favorite WWE Superstars.
WWE Superstar Sheamus has joined forces to record a public service announcement to encourage participation in The Bully Text:
To play the Bully Text, visit http://www.DoSomething.org/star or text STAR to 38383.
Additionally, the WWE and The Creative Coalition recently announced the creation of the S.T.A.R. Alliance – a group of actors, musicians, comedians, athletes, television personalities and members of The Creative Coalition, who have joined together to help put an end to bullying.
S.T.A.R. Alliance members include:
- Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side)
- Kris Allen (American Idol Winner)
- Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)
- Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives)
- Erin Cummings (Astronaut Wives Club)
- Tim Daly (Madam Secretary)
- Daughtry (Grammy Nominated)
- Omar Epps (Resurrection)
- Flo Rida (Grammy Nominated)
- Florida Georgia Line (Award Winning Country Superstars)
- Skylar Grey (Grammy Nominated)
- Chelsea Hightower (Dancing with the Stars)
- Caleb Johnson (American Idol Winner)
- Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die)
- Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan Tonight)
- Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings)
- Sharon Osbourne (The X-Factor)
- Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)
- Cassie Scerbo (Make It Or Break It)
- Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush)
- Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Sagas)
- Train (Grammy Award Winning)
- Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance)
- Pete Wentz (Grammy Nominated Fall Out Boy)
- Constance Zimmer (House of Cards)
For more on the S.T.A.R. Alliance and how they’ll be using their voices to stand against bullying, please visit this link.