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Introducing Be Kind Online - help us and be the change!

Oct 02, 2011

Hey KWers, we've got something new for you and we need YOUR help! Simply put, we need you to Be Kind Online and share that message with everyone you know! Kidzworld has launched a new program called "Be Kind Online" with a super cool new website where you, your friends, your parents, your teachers, really anyone can learn about cyber bullying. Be Kind Online provides educational information, ideas for how to stop online cruelty and how not to be mean behind the screen, what you can do to stop it and more. As you know, we have been talking about cyber bullying all summer, and in honor of October's International Anti-Bullying month, we have taken a stand and are stomping out cyber bullying.

Be sure to share it with your parents and teachers, they need help fighting cyber bullying too! But guess what? We need your help again to grow the movement. We ask a lot of you, but we do it because we KNOW you can help us and help other kids, too. You were super helpful when we asked for help naming our project so we know you care and want to help. It's thanks to you that this whole project even started. So now we want YOU to be kind online and share that message with the world! We've even picked out 5 amazing organizations all over the world who are fighting against bullying for everyone and can provide you with help and answers to any questions you might have about how you have or are being affected by bullying

Want to know how you can show your support?

  1. On Facebook? Like us! We've created a Be Kind Online Facebook page. We hope you like us...it's another way to show your social networks that you support STOPPING cyber bullying. Where better to stop cyber bullying then where it happens: online? 
  2. Are you on Twitter? We are! Follow BKO on Twitter. 
  3. On You Tube you can subscribe or add BKO as a friend on You Tube
  4. Want to SHOW your friends that you love Be Kind Online? We've created a Twibbon for Be Kind Online. A Twibbon is kind of like a badge, a little graphic that you can put onto your social network profile picture to show you support our campaign. If you have Twitter or Facebook you can add the Be Kind Online (BKO) Twibbon to your profile picture. It's an awesome picture and if you put it up, you're already being a part of the solution to bullying and sharing your support with your friends! Here is how you add it to your Twitter profile and here is how you add it to Facebook!

 

There are over 2 million KW users. Imagine how fast and far you can spread the word and help put a stop to bullying! Being kind online is easy, we're just here to make it easier. You can help us, you can BE the CHANGE!

HUGE thanks from all of us at Kidzworld!


PS: Who knows...you might just see some of your favorite celebrities joining up with Be Kind Online...
 

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astucieuse331
astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I've always felt the same way. My one best friend gossiped behind my back, used me, all that girl stuff. She took me for advantage and we had a bunch of fights because of her finding a new friend and completely acting as if I didn't exist, and I told her to give me at least some attention every once in a while if she can't even continue to talk to me daily. And.. I lost her. Well, she lost me. We both lost each other. But then I realized.. it's the people that you least expect to be nice to you you'll find kindness in. Why? Based on personal experience, and I'll tell you the story: For my gym class, me and my peers were supposed to make a group for a dance. This was when my best friend had found a new friend already, and the time at which we had a few fights because of that. Of course, I relied on my best friend to count me in her dance group. At lunchtime, I sat together with my best friend, and we ate our lunches in silence. All of a sudden, I brought up the dance groups and asked her straightforwardly: "Can I join your group?" No reply. "Kelly, can I join your group?" No reply. "I mean, since our class is uneven, I found it fair that there'd be a group of five, you know?" None at all. Kelly ignored me straight off the bat, leaving me speechless. My mind raced with thoughts, and I thought, maybe it's not worth having Kelly as a friend. A few days later, we were playing Dodgeball for gym. I was on Kelly's team, and overheard her talking with her new friends about who to pick for the dance group. One of her friends mentioned me, and Kelly said: "Oh no, we shouldn't pick her because _____ (I don't know what she said then)." I was shocked, but was anticipating it, so when the time came to choose groups, I saw my friend, Luke, ask two girls, Cher and Bridgette, to join their group. Surprisingly, Cher and Bridgette actually accepted him, and so I thought, "Wow, if they accepted Luke, they might accept me aswell!" and so built up the courage to ask them if I could join. Even though Cher and Bridgette were mean to me sometimes, I knew that I had to risk it and see what'd happen. Afterall, rejection is just another opportunity to find a better group. Little did I know, it'd be the best choice of my life. They were so happy, and even thanked me for joining them! I was speechless once more; I never knew that the peers that I thought I would never be friends with would actually be my friends!  So yeah, that's what I learnt, and I never regretted learning that fact. Ever since then, though, I've learnt not to trust people as much as I used to anymore. I learnt that independency is what works for me, what I was meant for in terms of socializing or working. But, other things may work for you. If you still want a friend, you can be independent and wait for the right person. However, if you still want a real friend, you can wait, but still mingle (hang out) with other people! I I'm not going to make fun of you because I know how you've felt, just as I stated in my past problem before. But you can move on from those friends, they're not worth your time and certainly don't deserve you as a friend. Trust me, if it's meant to be, you'll definitely find a true friend. But if it's not, you may become like me, finding happiness in my own way. I want to remind you though-- you don't need someone to stay happy, or keep you company. This may sound silly, but you can even have your own invisible friends! I've had one, but that's very rarely for me. It's not silly though if you see the general idea; usually these friends are made from different dimensions of your personality or just because of will. There's a lot more fish in the sea, though, so I'm sure you'll find a true friend that's meant for you  :) Take care, and I hope you'll find a true friend soon!
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ts01
ts01 posted in Friends:
im so sorry you girls feel that way.true friends are there, its just easier to find users because they are more plentiful. dont give up, you will find real friends eventually
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lolflowergirl
lolflowergirl posted in Friends:
i feel alone too
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kayme123
kayme123 posted in Friends:
i know the feeling. but i got taken off a website instead of my friends. i can assure you they probably feel the same and are missing you, BUT its not worth dwelling over it. friends come and go without any choice in life and trust me, i lost the love of my life and my two of the best friends in the world. The thing is, you have to move on, because they wouldent want you feeling sad over them right? they'd want you to be the happy person you were when you were with them! for starters, i'll be your friend so your not scared to make some new ones. To be honest, i went through the exact same thing as you did and it DOES hurt very bad. But once you find some people that are willing to make you feel better, you know you've chosen the right friends again
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Irene_love
Irene_love posted in Style:
"1.am.3m0" wrote:Hey. Im also turning 15 soon. So dont worry you arent alone hahah. Start dressing for your shape and also find whats comfortable.  Because if you wear something that is uncomfortable you wont be happy and happiness is the best look :) Most of the time I wear jeans with a graphic tshirt or singlet and a cardigan or light jacket. Hoodies are great for winter. And I wear combat boots like doc martins and converse. Hope I helped somehow! :)
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