Justin Bieber, Facebook and MTV Partner on Cyberbullying Initiative

    February 16, 2011
    Chris Crum

Pop superstar (and Grammy nominated) Justin Bieber is partnering with Facebook and MTV’s A Thin Line to help stop digital abuse – things like cyberbullying, online stalking, and "textual harassment." If anyone has the power to do so, it would be Bieber, who has a ridiculous amount of influence over the young’ns. Facebook and MTV are pretty big too. 

"Bieber is calling on young people to join him by posting an action to stop digital abuse on Draw Your Line, MTV’s virtual map tracking actions taken across the country," Facebook’s Andrew Noyes tells WebProNews. "Each time someone posts an action today through March 31st, they’ll be eligible to enter to win one of several prizes, including a personalized voicemail greeting recorded by Justin Bieber."

The Grand Prize is a trip for two (and backstage passes) to a taping of MTV’s "The Seven" and a personalized voicemail greeting recorded by Bieber himself. There are also three first prizes – just the voicemail recording. Ten second prizes will get 250 Facebook Credits? 

What’s that a plug for Facebook Credits too? Also a smart way for Facebook to get Facebook Credits in front of more eyeballs. They are the future of payments right? Who better to help spread the brand than Bieber? See aforementioned influence. 

In a related story, a new study finds that too many Facebook friends can be quite stressful


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.