Empowered Flower Girl Encourages a Shade-free Summer: New Campaign Aimed at Eliminating Cyberbullying and Relational Aggression

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This summer, Empowered Flower Girl is encouraging kindness and working to thwart meanness with its “No Shade. Just Smiles” campaign.

Whether you call it “drama,” “beef,” or “throwing shade,” online conflict via social media is impacting the way young people communicate and relate to one another. Tension in and out of the classroom is being fueled by Facebook fallouts and Yik Yak attacks.

Empowered Flower Girl (EFG) advises youth and parents alike to monitor online interactions and behavior.

“Parents and teens play a vital role in eliminating cyberbullying,” said Rasheda Kamaria, EFG chief empowering officer and founder. “If you’re experiencing conflict with someone, avoid sending mean text messages and posting shade-filled status updates. Have a conversation with that person when possible or if the situation is serious, seek help from a mediator. When there is a threat of violence or if a crime has been committed, call 9-1-1.”

This summer, Empowered Flower Girl is encouraging kindness and working to thwart meanness on and off line with its “No Shade. Just Smiles” campaign.

“We want teens to break the internet with positivity,” Kamaria said. “Just because the thought is in your head, doesn’t mean it needs to be said, especially online. Even if you’re having a bad day, sometimes a smile can make all the difference.”

For more information, visit http://www.empoweredflowergirl.com. Join the conversation with #NoShadeJustSmiles and #NoShadeSummer.

Empowered Flower Girl is a social enterprise that works with schools, communities and families seeking solutions to cyberbullying, drama, relational aggression and other social/communication challenges among teen and young adults. In honor of its five-year anniversary in July, EFG will launch an all new empoweredflowergirl.com with prevention and motivational tools for students, parents and educators.

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