SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, AT&T launched its ScreenReady℠ pilot program after a new study – commissioned by No Bully, AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation – found that children and teens are spending more time than ever online and on their mobile devices - and engaging in risky behaviors without their parents’ knowledge.
Almost 80% of teens regularly use a cell phone. In fact, it’s rare to see a teen that is not attached to one! With access to cell phones and thus to web-based social media, cyberbullying has become of increased concern to schools and parents. Cyberbullying, just like all bullying, involves posting or texting mean or hurtful words to another, spreading lies or rumors and sharing pictures to harm or embarrass. The comparison with other forms of bullying ends there. Cyberbullying has the potential to be much more painful as the posts and texts can be made anonymously and shared limitlessly.
Thank you all for playing a part in Bullying Prevention Month. It’s wonderful that our cause is recognized on such a broad scale that we are given a month long platform to raise awareness. As the leading anti-bullying, and now, anti-cyberbullying organization, we are proud to share some of our latest work with you in this month’s newsletter. More importantly, we hope that our monthly updates help sustain your anti-bullying efforts year round. Together, let’s make childhood bully-free!
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Some of baseball's brightest stars, including Mike Trout, George Springer and Mookie Betts, are lending their voices to Major League Baseball and ESPN's Shred Hate PSA campaign during October. The innovative program strives to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness. Click here to read more...
By Nicholas Carlisle
This week is Global Goals Week, and I am proud to announce after fifteen years of running No Bully that I am stepping into the role of President, Founder and global ambassador for No Bully and for the cause of eliminating bullying and cyberbullying worldwide.
In our search for a CEO to whom I could handover the management of operations and scaling our impact on bullying it rapidly became clear that we had an outstanding internal candidate. That candidate is our VP of Education, Will McCoy.
We are excited to introduce the following two-page spread about our ongoing partnership with ESPN, X Games and MLB to stop bullying and inspire youth to choose kindness through the Shred Hate Campaign. You can find it in the ESPN Winter Olympics Edition Magazine, which hits newsstands today.
If you know something about snowboarding, you might be familiar with the term “shredding.” It’s used to refer to a snowboarder “tearing up the snow.” Since 2017, No Bully has partnered with ESPN, X Games and now MLB to stop bullying and inspire youth to choose kindness through the Shred Hate Campaign.
More than 350 youth from three Chicago-area schools participated in their first ever Shred Hate Day with the Chicago Cubs on April 30. Thanks to a unique partnership with ESPN, MLB and the X Games, the No Bully system has been placed in 18 schools in Chicago, including the three participating schools who attended the baseball game.