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Superheroes Rise Up Against Bullying at Local Stunt Show

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Looking for a great way to keep your kids entertained and teach them an important lesson at the same time? Then head over to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on Monday, Feb. 17, for the Anti-Bullying Stunt Show extravaganza, a Hollywood-style show designed to be enjoyable for kids and their parents.

The stunt show is being performed by Characters for Hire, an entertainment group that specializes in using entertainment to educate audiences, and will feature five superheroes who will engage the audience with choreographed stunts, dazzling costumes, music, dance, and an anti-bullying dialogue about what it means to be a hero.

Nick Sarelli, the event’s producer, says he developed the Anti-Bullying Stunt Show to reach children who may already be the victims of bullying, and to remind parents of the critical role they play in helping their child deal with bullying whenever and wherever they encounter it.

“Parents need to be actively involved in their child’s life and be a role model,” Sarelli said. “If they receive a report from the school or other parents, adults or children, or if they see signs that their child is engaging in bullying activities or may be the victim of bullying, it’s their responsibility to take action. Although it may seem like the easier route to ignore a call from the principal’s office, they owe it to their child and their child’s peers to take steps to correct the situation or to reach out and get the help their child needs.”

Incidents of bullying – face-to-face, online and via texting – have risen rapidly in recent years, and many schools, police departments and other groups have developed anti-bullying campaigns to educate children and their parents about the dangers of peer abuse. Sarelli said the Characters for Hire anti-bullying show was created in the wake of the death of an area teen who committed suicide.

“That had a really big impact on me and my family and friends, and it made me realize how important it is to instill the values of compassion and justice while children are still young,” he said. “As they grow older, children are often more likely to succumb to peer and societal pressures, and it can become much more difficult to teach them these important life lessons.”

Characters for Hire specializes in authentic costumed entertainment for private parties and corporate entertainment planning. The company relies on the creative talents of 300 professionally trained actors to create more than 1,000 characters who perform combative stunts, acrobatic performances, musical dance shows, super hero events, educational programs, musical dance shows and more.

To learn more about the Feb. 17th show at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum and how to attend, call 646-412-5757 or email characters@usa.com.

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Featuring Hollywood-style props and professional lighting and sound systems, Characters for Hire is an entertainment company specializing in creating memorable events with entertaining and educational themes, including Broadway style musical reviews, Hollywood stunt shows, sci-fi stage shows, musical princess events, medieval combat shows, and mystery shows. If you would like more information about this event or about Characters for Hire, LLC, please contact Nick Sarelli at 646-412-5757 or email characters@usa.com.







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Bullying Statistics 2014: an Extensive Guide Released by NoBullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

There is no doubt that bullying is a problem in U.S. schools, but just how much of a problem is it? NoBullying.com releases the latest bullying statistics 2014 guide today.

According to the guide, recent news stories are filled with tales of cyberbullying – where the target is harassed through social media or other technology – that have unfortunately resulted in victims’ suicides. The majority of bullying still takes place at school; 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school.

In a UCLA psychology study, published in January 2013, Psychologists studied 1,895 students at 11 Los Angeles middle schools, where students were asked to name the students who were considered the “coolest.” According to Jaana Juvonen, the lead author of the study, “The ones who are ‘cool’ bully more, and the ones who bully more are seen as ‘cool.’”

20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying, while 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 report the same. Experts agree that most incidences of bullying occur during middle school.

Most experts agree that bullying peaks in middle school, while children are making the transition from children to young adults. Although bullying certainly continues into high school – and even into adulthood, unfortunately – it does seem to subside with maturity.

Even so, approximately 160,000 teens reportedly skip school every day because of bullying, and 1 in 10 teens drops out of school due to repeated bullying. 83 percent of girls, and 79 percent of boys report being bullied either in school or online.

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “Bullying Statistics 2014 aim to keep our readers updated with what is going on in the sad world of bullying and cyberbullying. Numbers, sadly, cannot lie.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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NoBullying Releases a Guide to the Ultimate Definition of Cyber Bullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

One of the major issues facing the dangerous trend of Cyber Bullying is the fact that many parents, educators and children cannot exactly put a clear cut definition of what is cyber bullying and what it entails. NoBullying.com, releases today the ultimate definition guide to cyber bullying.

The guide, published today by NoBullying, combines all the information anyone could need about what cyber bullying is, such as mediums cyber bullying is conveyed through, the wide spectrum of cyber bullying, its short and long term effects and cyber bullying’s likely targets. It also includes a list of cyber bullying victims who took their own lives as a direct result to being bullied online.

The guide also includes the latest cyber bullying statistics as well as a survey of laws and legislations concerning cyber bullying worldwide such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “This extensive guide on what is cyber bullying aims to educate people from all over the world on the dangerous epidemic of Cyber Bullying and Online harassment, young teens are taking their own lives as a result of it and therefore, cyber bullying cannot be tolerated, or worse, ignored.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Cyber Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Can Human Rights Education Reverse Japan Teen Bullying?

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

With nearly 200,000 cases of school bullying reported in 2012, and bullying seen as a factor in a teen suicide in January 2014, volunteers from Youth for Human Rights are working with Japanese schools to foster tolerance and understanding and reverse underlying attitudes that endanger Japanese youth.

Investigation into a recent teen suicide in Yamagata Prefecture found that before the young girl took her life, more than 100 of her classmates knew she was being bullied.

Bullying infringes against the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood;” and Article 5: “No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948, surveys indicate most people have a limited understanding of their rights and the rights of others. The Youth for Human Rights What Are Human Rights booklet and public service announcements present these fundamental rights in terms youth can easily understand, bringing each of these 30 articles vividly to life.

Youth for Human Rights volunteers use these materials to conduct seminars and classes in Japanese schools such as a recent program for 143 young Judo students at a Kanagawa Prefecture elementary school.

The youngsters not only gained an understanding of their rights, they also learned about their responsibility to defend the rights of others. At the end of the program, students wrote their personal messages on a human rights pledge, showing how they plan to apply what they learned in the seminar.

Scientologists on five continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to bring about broad-scale awareness and implementation of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world’s premier human rights document.

The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality, to meet requests for more information about the human rights education and awareness initiative the Church supports. To learn more, visit http://www.Scientology.org/humanrights.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and the Scientology religion is based on the principles of human rights. The Code of a Scientologist calls on all members of the religion to dedicate themselves “to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.”

Press Contact: Tracie Parker

Tel: (323) 960-3500

eMail: MediaRelations(at)ChurchofScientology(dot)net

SOURCE: Scientology Newsroom







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Expert Interview: Anandhi Narasimhan Talks Today to NoBullying.com about Bullying and Cyber Bullying

London, UK (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

NoBullying talks to Dr Anandhi Narasimhan on bullying and cyber bullying in today’s world in a lengthy interview. This is the first episode of NoBullying’s Expert Interviews Series released today.

Anandhi Narasimhan, M.D. is a Board Certified Physician accredited by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specializing in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Narasimhan completed her adult psychiatry residency training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at University of California Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr Narasimhan explains in the interview what goes on in the mind of a bully and also goes on to talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. She warns about the long term effects of bullying and cyber bullying and encourages parents and caregivers to open lines of communication with children to save them from the sad outcome of being bullied or even becoming a bully.

Narasimhan says, “(When it comes to Bullying) the more that we have looked into it, and that the researchers looked into it, it’s not that simple. It is not always something that can just be shrugged off. It can have very serious consequences if it is not dealt with appropriately.”

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We sat down with Dr Narasimhan as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added, “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Expert Interview: Peggy Lee talks to NoBullying on Bullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 19, 2014

NoBullying talks to Peggy Lee, Founder of Little Sunshine Academy, on bullying and cyber bullying in today’s world. This is one of NoBullying’s Expert Interviews Series released today.

Peggy Lee grew up in Vancouver in a nurturing environment with traditional family values. It is her goal to revisit these values, enhance them with a strong moral compass to round out a solid foundational education. She believes in giving children a structured, nurturing environment to lay a foundation to propel them toward excellence in every aspect of life. Peggy believes in revisiting the traditional childhood when children are encouraged to explore the world around them. “It’s not just about academic achievement, but a celebration of each individual child, the whole child.”

Peggy firmly believes in the emergent negotiated curriculum. The teachers at Little Sunshine Academy are researchers, collaborating with the children to arrive at a curriculum that is highly individualized, guiding them towards excellence, in both life and academics.

Peggy Lee explains in the interview what goes on in the mind of a bully and also goes on to talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. She warns about the long term effects of bullying and cyber bullying and encourages parents and caregivers to open lines of communication with children to save them from the sad outcome of being bullied or even becoming a bully.

She says, “(With Cyber Bullying) It is much easier for me if I don’t know you, I never see you and I honestly don’t care about you to say something that is bad and mean but it will become some much more harder if I actually see the person.”

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We sat down with Peggy Lee as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Teen Pop Star Touring on Anti Bullying Concert Tour

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

Zach Matari continues to dazzle his quickly growing fan base with his performances! On January 31, Zach opened up for R&B superstar, Mario at Resorts World Casino in NYC. The sold out concert brought fans from all around the Tri-State area for a “Welcome To NY Super Bowl Weekend Concert”. Zach originally met Mario in 2005 when he was only 7 years old, in Paterson, NJ. Mario had just started his career and Zach’s father had a meet and greet at the grand opening of their new ladies clothing store. With over 2,500 screaming girls surrounding the store, and closing down Main St., Zach knew that he wanted to be a famous artist like Mario one day.

This past weekend Zach Matari, reminiscent of a young Justin Timberlake, enchanted his fans with an astounding performance at GameChanger World in Howell NJ. Whether it was his pitch perfect voice, or his captivating dance moves, he had his fans craving for more at the end of each song.

Zach will continue to dazzle his fans at this year’s Reality Dance’s Anti Bullying Jam Tour. Reality Dance is a third generation style dance show. With original ties to dancers from American Bandstand and Dancin’ On Air, Reality Dance started its journey two years ago to give performers a platform to showcase their talent. Reality Dance is an advocate for anti-bullying. Their motto is “We Don’t Bully We Just Dance” has been spoken by NBA/NFL/Celebrities and Major recording Artist alike. Zach is scheduled to perform at the Anti Bullying Jam Tour on March 16 in Boston, March 28 in Lancaster, Pa, April 19 in Philadelphia, and then back to Jersey on May 16 in Atlantic City.

Zach is also scheduled to release his newest single “Up To You.” With a combination of a nostalgic 70′s disco and current Pop music, “Up To You” is sure to be a hit! Zach’s creative musical talent is noticeable in his original songs as well as his covers /renditions. This is most apparent in his latest cover of Dark Horse by Katy Perry as seen in his latest YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJM1HMJ25Ls.

To keep up with the latest news on Zach, be sure to visit his Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages.

S. Zarqa

Public Relations

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Expert Interview: Directors of FHI 360 talk to NoBullying on Bullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

NoBullying talks to Merle Froschl and Barbara Sprung, Directors of FHI 360, on bullying and cyber bullying in today’s world. This is one of NoBullying’s Expert Interviews Series released today.

Based in New York, FHI 360 is a national and international organization working on teasing and bullying since the 1990′s for the ages between 5-8 years old.

Merle Froschl and Barbara Sprung talk in the interview about how a bully thinks and also talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. The delve into the long term effects of bullying and cyber bullying and encourage parents and caregivers to open lines of communication with children to save them from the sad outcome of being bullied or even becoming a bully.

Sprung Says “what we are trying to do is that we proactive and preventive, we are getting parents and teachers to , and this is not easy because it is rather abstract to get across the idea of prominence and privacy to young children is a real challenge.”

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “We sat down with the ladies of FHI 360 as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offLine. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Expert Interview: Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman Talks to NoBullying on Cyber Bullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

NoBullying talks to Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman on bullying and cyber bullying in today’s world. This is one of NoBullying’s Expert Interviews Series released today.

Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman has experience working with the following specialty areas: autism, anxiety, depression, parent training, behavior management, social skills training, learning disabilities, school problems, transitioning to college, academic support (test taking strategies, study skills, time management, organization), tutoring (Regents Exams, SAT Prep, High School Courses), ADHD, intellectual disabilities, college advising. She talks to NoBullying.com on All Things Bullying and Cyber Bullying.

Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman explains in the interview what goes on in the mind of a bully and also goes on to talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. She warns about the long term effects of bullying and cyber bullying and encourages parents and caregivers to open lines of communication with children to save them from the sad outcome of being bullied or even becoming a bully.

She said, “It is really important to seek professional help if needed and for families to communicate safety and love for their children and educate them about being assertive, about problem solving, about healthy friendships, about healthy relationships.”

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We sat down with Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Expert Interview: Teresa Bliss Talks to NoBullying on School Bullying Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 22, 2014

NoBullying talks to Teresa Bliss on school bullying in today’s world. This is one of NoBullying’s Expert Interviews Series released today.

Mrs Teresa Bliss is an Independent Educational Psychologist with expertise in Autistic Spectrum disorders, management and intervention, Educational Tribunals and educational support, Literacy or numeracy assessment and support, Emotional or behavioral difficulties and talking therapies and Learning Difficulties and behavioral advice or coaching. She talks to NoBullying.com about Bullying, School Bullying and the Anti Bullying Movement in the United Kingdom.

Teresa Bliss explains in the interview what goes on in the mind of a bully and also goes on to talk about how bullies should be dealt with at school and at home. She warns about the long term effects of school bullying on a child’s psyche.

She Says “As a society, we are generally expecting better standards of behavior between ourselves and I see the whole issue of bullying amongst children as a part of this movement to generally improve behavior within society.”

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We sat down with Mrs Teresa Bliss as we are concerned about online bullies that are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online bullies and to go to school happy without fearing bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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