I know that we are a little late to the game here, but October is National Bullying Prevention month. Anti-bullying is a cause that we are extremely passionate about, here at Global. For those of you that do follow us on social media (insert shameless advertisement asking you to follow our social media accounts here), we posted a few things about our initiatives this week, another one coming up at the end of the week.
We have been lucky enough to partner up with Monica Lewinsky and the #ClickWithCompassion and #BeStrong bullying emoji keyboard initiative; this is something that we have been working on for quite some time now. The Diana Award (a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales' belief that young people have the power to change the world) and the Childhood Resistance Foundation teamed up last week to run an anti-bullying workshop at The Shipley School, in Philadelphia. We sent over a bunch of meal kits for the kids to enjoy during the event; on the packaging of those meal kits, we have anti-bullying messaging.
Mike Levine, our CEO, has been working closely with Monica Lewinsky's team since he met with Monica after her talk at the Forbes 30 Under 30 convention in Israel, back in 2014. Monica is a huge supporter of the anti-bullying messaging and initiative being that she, herself, was bullied after the whole Clinton scandal. Since our meals and products reach so many children every day, Mike felt that this was the perfect opportunity for Global to make a difference in the schools with anti-bullying messaging.
Monica is not the only one that has been bullied, obviously, but she was really the first person to be "cyberbullied," per say, in the public eye. Personally, I was bullied when I was in elementary school and I was lucky to have a great support system at home, in which open dialogue was common. Unfortunately for many children, that isn't necessarily the case. Being bullied can severely affect children emotionally, to the point that it is unbearable for them.
With this being a cause that hits so close to home for many people, we are fortunate enough to be able to participate in such an awesome initiative. We really hope that in some way, shape, or form, even just putting a few little word games, puzzles, and simple anti-bullying messaging, we can make a difference; even if it is small.
To learn more about our partnership with Monica Lewinsky and #BeStrong, visit the press and media section of our website and follow us on social media!