About the Campaign
On November 13th, Paul celebrated his 28th birthday and there was no better way to honor him than by being a part of the change in the world and supporting a cause particularly important to him at this time — the fight against cyberbullying. It was with that thought that this campaign benefitting the Cybersmile Foundation was born.
This wasn’t just a fundraiser — it was movement. Here’s how supporters bolstered the fight against cyberbullying:
- Donations totaling $10,809 were made to the Cybersmile Foundation. These donations will help Cybersmile with their mission to support those affected by cyberbulllying by offering total access support, online education programs, and cyberbullying research.
- Supporters became cybersmilers. They followed @CybersmileHQ on twitter and tweeted #imacybersmiler. Tagging them in tweets lets everyone know that they are available to help anyone who is suffering bullying online. Supporters have joined #cybersmilers from all around the world helping people 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
- Supporters shared their stories with others. Inspired by the encouragement to combat cyberbullying, several people who have been affected by online bullies felt compelled to share their stories with others.
THANK YOU for your support with the inaugural event for The Rise Up! Here's a special message from Paul Calafiore:
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award winning anti cyberbullying non-profit organization. Committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online, they work to promote diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community.
Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship they reduce incidents of cyberbullying and through their professional help and support services they enable victims and their families to regain control of their lives.
Founded in 2010, Cybersmile has grown to become the worlds leading anti cyberbullying non-profit organization. Registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the U.S and as a registered charity in the U.K – Cybersmile provides expert support, resources and consultancy to individuals, governments, corporations and educational institutions around the world.
Their mission is a simple one; they believe that everyone should be able to enjoy being part of the new connected online world. Regular and productive use of the Internet has become essential to a healthy social and personal development.
The Cybersmile Foundation are committed to helping everyone realize their true potential by supporting those that are bullied online, changing the behavior of the bullies themselves and through education – preparing this and further generations for a safe and positive digital future.