The Anti Bullying Alliance (http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/) is promoting Anti-Bullying Week from the 16th of November – 20th of November, and Xander’s superhero creation Thunder-Man has become a large part of what the Anti-Bullying Alliance and the web child safety organisation Internet Matters are doing to celebrate this. In the first instance, Xander asked one of his artist friends, Dan Butcher of Vanguard Comics, to draw a picture of Thunder-Man to put on t-shirts to sell in order to raise money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The t-shirt that was created strongly promotes the ‘Make a NO!SE about bullying campaign’ that the Anti-Bullying Alliance is running during Anti-Bullying Week, and Xander has their full support.
Lauren Seager-Smith, National Coordinator of the Anti-Bullying Alliance says: “We need to empower children and young people to Make a Noise about bullying – wherever and whenever it happens. Through Anti-Bullying Week, we will give teachers the tools they need to respond quickly and effectively to resolve bullying when it happens, and parents and carers the information they need to support their children with these issues.”
The t-shirts are available to buy at https://www.tboom.co.uk/makeanoise – you can find an example below:
Xander is very proud to see his superhero Thunder-Man being a big part of such an important campaign; he really is a little hero himself! You can follow Thunder-Man on twitter @Thunder__Man, or on Facebook at ThunderManHero. You can also visit the Thunder-Man website for more information: http://thunder-man1.wix.com/thunder-man
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Anti-Bullying Week 2015 takes place 16-20 November 2015.