Stephen joins Beatbullying's The Big March 2012 to call upon the United Nations to explicitly enshrine ‘bullying' in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
The King of the Tweets Stephen Fry is joining the world's first global virtual march to protect children's rights and supporting Beatbullying's The Big March 2012 in an effort to unite the world against bullying.
Stephen has been busy creating his avatar, joining the likes of Pixie Lott, Aston Merrygold and Jedward as well the avatars of an anticipated two million members of the public, that will march with signs and placards across global websites next year to deliver a petition to a virtual United Nations (UN) building in New York asking that the UN make it a child's right to live a life free from bullying.
The Big March 2012, will be the world's first global virtual march connecting communities from all corners of the globe in the fight against bullying and, if successful in its aim, it will mean that schools, Governments and families the world over will have more power to stop bullying from happening.
Stephen said: "The issue of bullying is a serious one, which is why I have signed up to Beatbullying's The Big March 2012. Bullying in all forms is unacceptable and children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment from the hands of their peers. It is time that it is taken seriously and we should all take a stand against bullying for once and all. I am proud to be a part of the world's first global virtual march for children's rights."
With more celebrity, corporate and charity partners set to be announced, any company interested in partnering with The Big March 2012, can get involved by contacting the charity directly on 0208 771 firstname.lastname@example.org and those who want to create their own avatar to join the march on the 31st January 2012, can sign up at www.beatbullying.org/bigmarch