STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying organization in the U.S. Founded in 2005 it focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.
The issues of bullying and cyberbullying have increased to epidemic proportions. As a form of violence against children of all ages, these issues have caused a crisis. Some victims are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them. It has everyone worried. Not just the kids and teens on its receiving end, but the parents, teachers and others who may not understand how extreme bullying can get. STOMP Out Bullying works aggressively to prevent these issues and to help those affected by it.
The organization has helped hundred of thousands of students resolve bullying situations. In late 2011, they established a HelpChat Line offering a safe haven to students who are bullied and those who may be at-risk for suicide as a result of being bullied. As of April 2013 the HelpChat Line has helped almost 7,000 students and saved 69 lives. These number change daily.
Its Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY™ WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION initiative has raised a global bring awareness making the first Monday of every October the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world. Millions have joined this initiative sending a message that no form of bullying is acceptable.
For the past eight years, STOMP Out Bullying has empowered countless students to stop the drama, end the hatred and STOMP Out Bullying.