VANCOUVER and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Pixhug, an online social-change platform that turns "slacktivism" into activism, is supporting National Bullying Prevention Month by sponsoring "A Common Good Project" (ACGP), a non-profit that combats online abuse, hate-speech, and bullying.
Pixhug is a photo-sharing app that turns social actions such as likes and posts on social platforms into 10-cent donations to charities. Pixhug partners with corporate sponsors who fund the charities, which enables everyone with a smartphone to become a social activist and philanthropist without making a monetary contribution.
"We know that the most active demographic on social media wants to support causes but doesn't necessarily have the financial means," Mido DeSanti, Pixhug co-founder, added. "So we built Pixhug to allow them to participate in charitable giving, facilitating random acts of kindness on social media."
"We are delighted to harness the cyber-power of social media to fuel ACGP's innovative tools to combat cyber-bullying," added Mia Rajkovic, Pixhug co-founder.
ACGP offers legal support to victims of cyber bullying and will be releasing free software tools to protect individuals from abusive behaviour online. "We are committed to ending the cycle of hate speech and cyber harassment that affects our Internet on a global scale," said ACGP's Flynn Adams.
"We are calling on other brands to join Pixhug to match this sponsorship in the fight against cyber-bullying, and inviting everyone to support this initiative by downloading the Pixhug iOS app," Mido DeSanti, Pixhug co-founder said.
"Our own company was the victim of corporate cyber-bullying, and our goal is to help prevent this experience from happening to others," DeSanti added. "Technology has created the problem of cyber-bullying, and we need technology to help solve it, while giving people the tools to be socially active and supporting causes of all kinds via the Pixhug platform."
Pixhug was created to elevate awareness of charitable causes, support philanthropy, and make giving easier and more effective than ever before. The iOS app is available on the App Store. Website: https://www.pixhug.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pixhug
ACGP is a nonprofit based in California, dedicated to solving the worldwide problem of cyber bullying and online harassment. ACGP advocates for victims of abuse by raising awareness and sponsoring new legislation and emerging technology to protect individuals from harmful behaviour online. http://aCommonGoodProject.com
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