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Disney Star Bridgit Mendler Awarded 2012 'Role Model of the Year'

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Bridgit Mendler, star of the hit Disney Channel series "Good Luck Charlie," was named "Role Model of the Year" during the eighth annual Common Sense Media Awards, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 at City Hall in San Francisco. The awards honor innovative minds from the worlds of entertainment, public policy and technology for kids. Mendler was recognized as a champion for how to be a responsible citizen in a 24/7 digital world. Common Sense Media is the leading independent non-profit organization that helps parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids' lives.

Mendler is best known for her roles on the comedy series for the entire family, "Good Luck Charlie" and the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, "Lemonade Mouth." She recently starred in a series of anti-cyberbullying public service announcements in partnership with Common Sense Media and Disney's Friends for Change, an initiative that inspires kids and families to make a positive impact on their world. Mendler is a Hollywood Records' musician, singer and songwriter, and performed and co-wrote the 2011 Disney Friends for Change anthem, "We Can Change The World."

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. They exist because our kids are growing up in a culture that profoundly impacts their physical, social and emotional well-being. Common Sense Media provides families with the advice and media reviews they need in order to make the best choices for their children. Through education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense Media empowers parents, educators and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens. For more information, go to: www.commonsense.org.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.


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