Monday, March 26, 2012

Unlock A Hidden Level in “Angry Birds Space” – Help Stop Cyberbullying

Do you LOVE Angry Birds?

Would you like to unlock a hidden level in Angry Birds Space and do your part to help stop cyberbullying at the same time?

If so, you'll be pleased to learn that MTV's A Thin Line campaign against cyberbullying, sexting, and all kinds of digital abuse is teaming up with Angry Birds Space to reward everyone who takes action against digital drama.

To get things started you'll need to head over to MTV's interactive Draw Your Line map that tracks actions taken across the country. There you'll be able to post any action that you've taken to stop digital drama and you'll be rewarded with instructions on how to unlock a secret Golden Egg level for the newly released Angry Birds Space.

Want to help out even more? There are plenty of things you can do to help end cyberbullying including things as simple as changing your Facebook and Twitter passwords or even just starting a conversation with your friends. Get the word out and head over to Draw Your Line for more ways to take action.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Are You Ready to Say NO MORE With Us?

I am so excited about NO MORE (

I know some of you who read this blog or hang out with me on twitter (@kimkwells) attended the web conferences announcing this new project and now things are really moving forward.

For those of you who don’t know, you may wonder – what is NO MORE?

NO MORE is a movement centered on a powerful new symbol that brings together all people who want to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  The symbol is above in this blogpost as a reminder.

Like the peace sign, the yellow “support our troops” ribbon, the red AIDS ribbon or the pink breast cancer ribbon, the goal of the NO MORE symbol is to help spark a national dialogue and move the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault higher on the public’s agenda.

I encourage you to check out the NO MORE Project at and also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@NOMOREorg).

Join the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence along with individuals and organizations across the country as we stand together in saying NO MORE – and stay tuned for more.

Friday, March 16, 2012

BULLY. "Everything Starts With One And Builds Up..."

“Bully,” the documentary, follows three victims of bullying, and two families of children (Tyler Long, 17, and Ty Smalley, 11) who committed suicide after abuse at the hands of their peers.

Note:  the bullying it documents (and its aftermath) is hard to watch, even in the trailer, and the frustration of everyone involved (except the bullying children) is palpable.

“Bully,” won’t be in theaters until March 30. And it currently has an "R" rating.

But you can watch “Speak Up” with your children on Sunday night March 18 (commercial-free) at 5:30 p.m. on the Cartoon Network, and online. President Obama will deliver an opening message, and CAEPV National Advisory Board Member Rosalind Wiseman, a bullying prevention expert and author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” will be available online before, during and after the showing to answer questions. Its proactive stance, delivered by a television network that many children know and love, is a great place to start or continue a conversation about bullying. And while it may be optimistic, “Speak Up” doesn’t shy away from the complexity of bullying.

To quote the film BULLY - 'Everything starts with one (speaking up) and builds up."  I hope you will join me in being part of the conversation.