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National Bullying Prevention Month The month of October is observed annually by schools and organizations across the country to encourage communities to work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children if all ages.

Activities will include STOMP Out Bullying's signature campaign Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention on the first Monday of every October  - this year Monday, October 7th, PSAs by featured celebrities, and public service announcements.

STOMP Out Bullying™ Teen Ambassadors visit schools across the country speaking about bullying and cyberbullying and how to prevent it, as well as featured celebrities on social media.

Students can also participate in social media as well as use our Student Participation Toolkit at school.

We look forward to student led activities during the month as well.

The more awareness that is created during the month of October -- and all year round is one step closer to putting an end to bullying!

Looking for a fun weekend to spend with your besties? The possibilities are endless with the release of new music and movies! Grab your friends and use Justin Bieber’s new song as the theme to your latest Vine, or make a dance video singing along to Cody Simpson’s new music video! If you don't want to be caught on camera jamming out, head to the movies to check out Insidious: Chapter 2Justin and Cody have grown to be quite the twosome. With Cody joining the Biebs on tour previously, it’s only fitting they release new music together, too! News about Justin’s fourth studio album has been swirling the Internet, and now fans can see just what this new sound is gong to be all about. His song “Wait for a Minute” featuring rapper, Tyga, isn’t a huge change from his last album, but none-the-less still delivers! The Biebs put the upbeat dance anthem aside and uses a slow tempo similar to “Boyfriend.” The romantic lyrics have JB crooning about a “slow dance in the moonlight.” Could Justin be reminiscing about the good times with his on-and-off love Selena? Knowing the history of Jelena, this upcoming album release will def be one to hear!  

Changing the tempo from the Biebs, Cody’s new music video is too cute to handle! His adorbs song, “La Da Dee” is being featured in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and even has clips of the new movie. Playing his signature guitar and dancing his suave moves, Cody proves just why the fans love him!

Not to mention, both songs could get your mind off the scariness after watching Insidious: Chapter 2! The horror movie is back for round two, and the mystery of the spirit world isn’t going anywhere! The Lambert family is being haunted when a supernatural secret brings them back into the world of darkness. Make this movie night a group hang because you aren’t going to want to see this one alone!

Check out the links of Justin's new song, Cody's music video, and the Insidious: Chapter 2 Trailer. How will you spend your weekend?

Justin Bieber - "Wait for a Minute"

Cody Simpson - "La Da Dee"

Insidious: Chapter 2 Trailer

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Celebrity party planner Mark Addison shows you how to wow your guests — and totally creep them out at the same time!

Halloween is my favorite time of year, when I have the opportunity to host my own party, invite my friends over, and do my best to gross them out! This year, I'm going for a maniacal menu of "finger foods," a diabolical bar of devilish drinks, and demonic decorations that will put a fright in every one of my party guests. Follow these tips to make your Halloween party a frightful fête! "Finger" Foods: Make Ordinary Party Foods into Creepy Bites

  • Witch's Fingers: Coat pretzel rods with honey mixed with a dash of red food dye, and roll them in crushed peanuts. Dip the ends in the red-dyed honey for an extra bloody digit!
  • Skewered Eyeballs: Marinate mozzarella balls flavored with herbs and spices. Attach sliced black and green olives with a toothpick to make the pupils.
  • Brain Cheese: Mold a party cheese log into the shape of a human brain, add pimento peppers for realistic blood clots. Cut tortillas into ghoulish shapes with cookie cutters, then lightly toast and spread the brain food on top!
Mad Scientist Drinks

  • Themed Drinks: Enliven bottles with homemade labels to change your favorite soda or fruit drink into tempting poisons and elixirs, such as Rat Poison, Witches Brew, or Truth Serum.
  • "Bloody" Glasses: Coat the edge of drinking glasses using corn syrup dyed with red food coloring, turn right side up and allow mixture to drip down the glasses to serve your creepy concoctions in.
  • Gross-out Factor: Make Jell-O discs and cover drinks to make a skin layer you have to eat before drinking!
Hollywood Special Effects

  • Spookify the Place: Hang shredded black garbage bags in entrance ways and old torn sheets in windows to make your party room look decrepit and abandoned. Shredded black garbage bags make great tablecloths too — just roll everything up in the bags after the party and toss in the garbage! What could be easier?
  • House of Haunts: Ominous shapes and shadowy figures lurking in windows and doorways can be easily created from cardboard covered in black tissue paper. Battery-operated lights hidden in corners will give your room and shadowy figures a spooky glow.
  • Lose a Finger: Creepy specimens in jars will make a gruesome statement on any table. They are simple to create with colored water and plastic body parts in clear glass jars. Add red-colored corn syrup to votive candles for a bloody addition to your creepy collection.
MYO Costumes

  • "Make-Your-Own Costume Bar": Invite friends over the week before the big party and ask each to bring funky clothes and accessories to mix and match to create unique costumes. This is an inexpensive way to make different costumes from what you already have and have fun seeing what kooky concoctions everyone comes up with.
  • Celebrity Masquerade Charades: Pick your favorite celeb and your favorite movie they were in and dress up like that character. Have a contest with all of your friends and make a party game out of guessing which celeb and character you are.
  • Instant Costumes: If your friends show up without a costume (lame!), be prepared with instant masks. Inexpensive masquerade masks can be transformed with leftover materials from class projects, crafts, and ordinary household items such as markers, hole punches, and my favorite, white out! This is also a great group activity at your Halloween party!
So, have a Halloween party idea of your own? Share it with other readers in the comments!

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