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Ditch the Label Shortlisted in European Diversity Awards 2014

The national anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label are excited to announce that out of thousands of organisations from across Europe, they have been shortlisted for the “Best Marketing Campaign of the Year” award category in the European Diversity Awards. Known as “The Oscars” of the third sector, the European Diversity Awards are the ultimate prestige of recognition within the diversity and inclusion space. Held at the Natural History Museum in October, the awards will see the likes of Coca-Cola, Waitrose, Deloitte and now Ditch the Label come together for an evening of celebration and recognition. Also shortlisted for the same award includes Barclays, Channel 4 and Stonewall. Upon finding out about the shortlist, founder and CEO of Ditch the Label,...
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CEO Liam Hackett Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

We are pleased to announce that the founder and CEO of Ditch the Label, Liam Hackett was recently elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts in recognition of “an outstanding contribution to society through national anti-bullying work and interventions.”. Founded in 1754 and granted a Royal Charter in 1847, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. In response to his election, Liam comments: “It is an absolute honour...
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Hungry? Bagelman Are Here!

Hello fellow Ditch the Labelers! We are super excited to announce that the lovely local Brightonian bagel chain Bagelman, located in both Brighton and Hove, have specifically created a ‘Ditch the Label Bagel’. Inspired by the annual summer festival ‘Shakedown’ in Stanmer Park, the bagels are to be sold exclusively in all their Bagelman stores from Friday the 19th of July to Monday the 21st, with a percentage of the profits going to us. Bagelman are selling two ‘Ditch the Label Bagels’ catering for our vegetarian and meat loving Ditch the Labelers! A tasty goats cheese, caramelised red onion chutney, rocket and pesto bagel for the veges and a tantalising Mexican inspired bagel with smoked chicken, grated cheese, crushed tortilla...
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The UK’s Most Comprehensive Bullying Statistics, Available Now.

Welcome to The Annual Bullying Survey 2014, one of the UK’s most comprehensive reports into the bullying of young people. In partnership with 36 schools and colleges across the UK, our survey of over 3,600 young people highlights the current climate of bullying amongst 13-18 year olds. Our complementary report comes with free tips and advice for schools, colleges, parents and guardians, Government and young people on how you can help reduce the effect and prominence of bullying within your environment....
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National Fundraiser: Sponsored Silence

39% OF YOUNG PEOPLE BEING BULLIED HAVE NEVER TOLD ANYBODY. ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY GAVE THEM A VOICE? Take part in our national sponsored silence on Sunday 18th May 2014 to help fundraise for our anti-bullying charity so that we can reach out to and support even more young people from across the UK. If you’re a bit of a chatter box and think you’d crumble at the very thought of being silent all day, don’t worry – you can choose to be silent for either 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours or you could go the full course of 24 hours. You have until 30th April to sign up. Once you have signed up to take part, you...
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For the past 18-months, Ditch the Label has operated exclusively as a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, which means that all revenue raised by our organisation has been re-invested back to help us grow our operations and provide support to even more young people in the UK. Operating this way has been difficult at times as we have been unable to apply for grants or corporate sponsorship. This has meant that for sometime now, our ambitions have been put on hold and our operational growth has been a little slower than we would have liked. We are incredibly excited and overwhelmed to announce that as from today, Ditch the Label is now a registered charity in the United Kingdom. This means that we...
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Ditch the Label Release Findings From Largest Bottom-Up Intervention Survey in World

A survey of over 10,000 young people by national anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label has found that almost half of young people feel that current levels of education and support for victims of bullying are not sufficient. The latest findings were put to respondents as part of Ditch the Label’s Annual Cyberbullying Survey 2013, which revealed that 69% of young people have been victims of cyberbullying, a figure much higher than previously reported. These new results relate to questions put to respondents about bullying in general as opposed specifically to cyberbullying. The survey sampled 10,008 young people, aged between 13 – 22 years old (of which 67% were from the UK, 17% from the USA, 12% from Australia and 4%...
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New Merchandise Now Available

After months of waiting, we are incredibly excited to announce that the new Ditch the Label official merchandise is now available to purchase online. On top of our existing range of t-shirts, vest tops and anti-bullying wristbands, we have now launched Ditch the Label lanyards, plus 6 completely new anti-bullying wristband designs. New designs include the winning entry to our wristband design competition for young people, a new jet black limited edition wristband and also 2 super awesome colour changing wristbands. Check out the new range and grab yours now! Click here >>...
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Young People Design New Anti-Bullying Wristband

Throughout the duration of October, we invited thousands of young people from across the UK to design the next Ditch the Label anti-bullying wristband to help raise money for our anti-bullying charity. We had a wealth of young people submit their hand drawn and digitally designed wristband samples and are excited to announce the winning design! A huge congratulations to Michael for his “Love conquers hate” design which received over 200 votes from Ditch the Label supporters. The design is currently being manufactured and will be available to buy in the next few weeks or so. Michael, aged 17 wins himself an exclusive hamper of Ditch the Label goodies plus 5 copies of his wristband. When asked about his inspiration,...
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Share Your Bullying Story!

At Ditch the Label, we believe that it is important to share bullying stories and to talk openly about bullying and discrimination. As part of our work, we frequently collaborate with the press and media to help raise the awareness of bullying and equality related issues so that we can collectively educate people from across the country about the impact that bullying can have on a person and on society as a whole. Often, we look to work with young people who have been impacted by bullying and are happy to speak up and talk about their experiences to help others who are going through something similar. As part of this commitment, we are looking to speak with young people...
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