Is the NEA and WWE’s Anti-Bullying Campaign a Good Idea?

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(Editor's Note: Internationally recognized author and educator Rosalind Wiseman plays devil's advocate when taking a look at a new anti-bullying program. Might it be a tad hypocritical for the WWE, well-known for over-the-top, scripted fights that advocate violence against characters based on race, gender and/or sexual orientation, to get involved with bullying prevention?)

She writes:

What if I told you that World Wrestling Entertainment had partnered with the National Education Association to do an anti-bullying campaign?

Would you think it was a bad joke?

It’s no joke.

The WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, recently announced the “Be A Star” bullying prevention program in partnership with the National Education Association’s (NEA) Health Information Network (HIN) and the Creative Coalition; an association of well-respected advocacy organizations who focus on youth, racism, homophobia, education, and violence prevention.

Read the full post about the WWE's anti-bullying campaign.

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