I was bullied throughout my school years in the 1960’s because of my height, being a nerd, having a speech defect, being physically awkward, and having poor social skills. My bullying was mostly name calling, usually while changing classes, since I never attended school events. To this day it is too painful to say out loud the names that I was called.
No Bully was thrilled to be back at the X Games for the third year in a row representing our bullying prevention program called Shred Hate which was created by ESPN, and is supported by the X Games and Major League Baseball. The highlight of these events is always interacting with the students that have gone through our Shred Hate program. The ultimate goal of Shred Hate is to decrease bullying incidents in schools by igniting the compassion of youth.
A new video written by and starring teen celebs and real girls aims to eradicate mean girl behavior and inspire small acts of kindness for the #100kChooseKind challenge, in partnership with No Bully and The Kind Coalition.
Back in October, No Bully began a student pilot program at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to help students and faculty eradicate bullying through our 90% effective solution based coaching curriculum. Woven into this curriculum we added another dimension where older students became mentors to incoming middle schoolers. With the help of the school’s Principal, Assistant Principal, and an impassioned retired Math teacher (volunteering his time to spearhead this effort), we were able to get our first ever Student Buddy pilot program off the ground and running!
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? We end our holiday heroes blog with one of the most famous bullying victims of all time…poor Rudolph!
We continue our holiday hero series with one of the most recognizable bullies in history, the Grinch. Dr. Seuss’ famous tale begins with setting the stage of Who-ville, the merriment of Christmas, and the Grinch’s disdain for it all.
In the spirit of celebrating the holiday season, No Bully would like to present a series of holiday heroes that have fought bullying in some form or another. We begin this series by wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah and introducing the timeless character, Hershel of Ostropol, who fought the Hanukkah goblins and saved the day! We showcase his courage and give best tips on how to be an upstander this holiday season.