Help create the Charter for Compassionate Schools

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In 2013 the Compassionate Action Network International (CAN) joined with No Bully and other thought leaders to draft a Charter for Compassionate Schools.  The original Charter for Compassion was supported by the TED annual prize awarded to Karen Armstrong in 2008 and attracted widespead global support. There is huge need for a Charter for Compassionate Schools that translates the principle of compassion to the uniqueness of school world and acts as a rallying cry and unifying vision for schools and educational organizations across the globe.

Students, Not Punishment, Stop School Bullying

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ferndale Elementary school in Humboldt County, California, has adopted a novel approach to student bullying.

“It wasn’t just that punishment didn’t do any good,” says Tammy Saldana, Ferndale principal. “Punishment actually made things worse. Sending the student to detention, it doesn’t work. They go home, they’re upset, they just come right back to school and do it again. They haven’t learned any replacement skills for the negative behavior.”

No Bully seeks program director

Thursday, May 30, 2013

No Bully is seeking an exceptional Program Director to scale delivery of No Bully partnerships to schools nationwide.


Humboldt County Anti-Bullying Initiative

Monday, April 22, 2013

No Bully has been working successfully in Humboldt County for the past year training schools how to bring together Solution Teams of students to end incidents of bullying and harassment among their peers.

Now Seven Humboldt County schools will have the opportunity to enter a one-year partnership with No Bully in 2013-2014 to implement its system to prevent and stop student bullying and harassment. 90% of the cost of the parternship will come from a consortium of donors that we are actively bringing together with support from the Humboldt County Office of Education.

Bully-Free Grant Opportunity for Marin Schools

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Five Marin County schools will have the opportunity to partner with No Bully in the 2013-2014 school year through funding provided by the CCSESA Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) to the Marin County Office of Education. One of the goals of this statewide initiative is to build the capacity of schools and communities to implement prevention and early identification strategies that promote student mental health.  The regional plan for the SMHI contract has a specific focus on bullying prevention.

No Bully creates Charter for Compassionate Schools

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Imagine schools worldwide becoming signatories to a charter of compassion. Each school retains its individuality but all share in the commitment to step beyond individualism and to foster a new generation who care for others and the planet as much as themselves.


There is an urgency to this cause. Unless we dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and transcend our differences, we risk not only endless intolerance, fragmentation and violence but also a severed pact with a planet that will no longer support our lack of care.


Reflections on the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sunday, January 6, 2013

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the storm of grief and analysis that followed one thing became clear: there is no one explanation to violence, no one step that will prevent the outrageous from occurring.