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Last month was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual effort to raise awareness and encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying. As part of this effort, we asked you – the PicsArt community – to take a pledge promising to be kind, be inclusive, stand up for others, and report bullying when you see it. We’re excited to share that nearly 100,000 of you took our #IChooseKindness pledge!  We’re absolutely thrilled, humbled, and proud that so many of you committed to keeping PicsArt a safe and positive place. We know it can be tough to be a creator in an evolving world, and we’re forever grateful to have such a supportive community. Just take it from fellow PicsArtist(and now employee) Zara Avoyan. She knows exactly what it’s like to be a creator in today’s world where building a personal brand online has become a new norm.…

The following blog post was written in collaboration with Project B3, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering student voices to Be Safe, Be Smart and Be Kind online. They offer support for community-wide initiatives by providing leadership and social media programs and workshops for middle and high school students, as well as curriculum, resources and seminars for teachers and parents. Follow them @projectB3_org! The month of October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, a time during which communities nationwide unite to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Every day thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home while online and via text messages.  At PicsArt, we sought to create an inclusive and supportive community where everyone is encouraged and empowered to unleash their creativity. Through a combination of our Community Guidelines, our hard working…