Sunday, November 6, 2011
Starpulse: Justin Bieber has issued a new public service announcement (PSA) in a bid to prevent bullying, insisting "there's nothing cool" about teasing helpless victims. The Baby hitmaker has previously opened up about his experiences at the hand of bullies, telling TV host Ellen Degeneres earlier this month, "Everybody goes through bullying. Everybody has, even me. On my YouTube page there are so many haters." Now Bieber has stepped up his campaign to help youngsters by recording a plea for the It Gets Better project, following a recent spate of suicides in America. He says in the clip, "Hey guys, I'm Justin Bieber. I just wanted to say there's nothing cool about being a bully and if you're getting bullied make sure to tell someone and, you know, it gets better. " And if you're a bystander make sure to step in and, you know, help out." Justin Bieber's Anti-Bullying PSA (Video)
Hollyscoop: Justin Bieber addressed the bullying problem in our country on today’s episode of Ellen, admitting that even he has had to deal with it. “Everybody goes through bullying,” he told Ellen. “Everybody has, even me. On my YouTube page, there are so many haters. They just say crazy stuff. I’m not mad, I’m 16 and I don’t have chest hair. I’m not angry about it at the moment. That will come. “People are like, ‘Look at him, he puts helium in his voice before he sings.’ You just have to laugh at yourself. It’s funny.” So how should kids stand up against bullies? “Especially if you’re a bystander, you should help out, because it could be you next.” Pretty well said, we must admit! Although, we’ve seen Justin’s entourage of dozens of bodyguards, and we’re sure they stop any bully in his tracks! Watch the video below…sounds like JB has a little crush on Selena Gomez! Justin Bieber Has a Message for Bullies!
news.cnet: Facebook announced Wednesday that it has partnered with teen idol Justin Bieber--yes, that Justin Bieber--and MTV's "The Thin Line" public awareness campaign to combat cyberbullying and other forms of digital abuse on the Web. Contributors to MTV's map of anti-abuse tactics from around the country will now be eligible to win prizes that include a "personalized voice-mail greeting from Justin Bieber." Facebook's anti-bullying poster boy: Justin Bieber
Bullying is an abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "targeted individual" (Wikipedia).