Author: Makenzie Darling

Carrie Berk: Empowering Kids to Practice Positive Posting

As a content creator, performer and influencer, Carrie Berk has been cyberbullied countless times in her 16 years, dating back to as early as elementary school. “I was eight years old, part of a ballet studio, and had just started posting dance pics on my Instagram,” Carrie recalls. “I was so proud of them, but … Continued

Meet Jayce McGuirk, a 14 year old CEO with a mission to spread kindness!

No Bully was excited to grab an interview with the 14-year-old entrepreneur, Jayce McGuirk, who is the CEO of Random Hats of Kindness.  Jayce is not your average teenager and is a total inspiration, which makes us grateful to partner with him in an official capacity. In between going to school, playing basketball, and hanging … Continued

The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig

For Julys’ No Bully Book club, we are featuring “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig. In this story the main character, Brian, is a shy student who does not require a whole lot of attention. He blends into his environment, not taking up too much room and not joining in conversation with his fellow classmates … Continued

Meet Marte Harris, our Upstander of the Month!

Twenty-three Pittsburgh Public Schools are currently hosting teacher trainings to help end bullying and encourage kids to #choosekindness. In partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, each school has rolled out Shred Hate, a bullying prevention program created by ESPN, supported by Major League Baseball and X Games. As part of the program, No Bully works directly … Continued

Flex Your Kindness Muscles at the Empathy Gym!

For those of you that don’t know Lauren Findley (@laurenlf), you’re in for a treat! Lauren is a gym shark and fitness model who has grown an amazing following (over 500K followers on Instagram). She’s got abs of steel, killer triceps, but most importantly a really large and caring heart. You may be wondering why we’re … Continued

Cyberbullying is Officially a Crime in Michigan

A new law, House Bill No. 5017, took effect in Michigan this week that officially defines cyberbullying as a crime. According to the new law, someone found guilty of the misdemeanor could face a maximum of 93 days in jail, a max fine of $500 or both. If a violator has a prior conviction, they … Continued

Winner of the “I Have A Voice” national singing competition

Thank you again to each school that entered the “I Have A Voice” national singing competition to make it a success.  You have truly inspired us, as well as friends and supporters in the No Bully community across the country, with your heartfelt music video entries.  Our panel of judges has selected, by majority vote, Kinard … Continued

No Bully launches the Power of Zero campaign at the UN Plaza, New York

For the past two years, No Bully has been creating the Power of Zero, a campaign to reshape early learning for a connected world. It will provide early educators and families with the books and learning materials they need to prepare children starting at age zero for the technology and connectivity they will experience in … Continued

“I Have a Voice” Contest Winner to be Announced Soon!

The No Bully Team is pleased to share that we received numerous, wonderful video entries for the “I Have A Voice” national singing competition, sponsored by Hasbro’s BE FEARLESS BE KIND Initiative.  Thank you to each student and every school that participated.  We are impressed and deeply grateful for the effort and creativity you put into … Continued

Philadelphia Phillies partner with Shred Hate

Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola made a surprise visit to a Shred Hate event at Hopkinson Elementary School on Wednesday, January 23rd. 400 students were assembled in the school’s auditorium when sports broadcaster Tom McCarthy introduced Nola, causing the room to erupt. Also attending, Billy Bean, Major League Baseball’s VP and Special Assistant to the Commissioner, stated … Continued

“Bullied in a Department of Defense School” by Karin Wandrei, PhD, LCSW

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 … Continued

This is Davina, our Second Upstander with a big heart!

Meet Davina This is Davina, our second Student Upstander of the week, who makes kindness a personal habit.  Davina is on a Solution Team at her school and takes her job as a positive peer leader very seriously.  We love the way she applies her skills in all kinds of situations. She will receive a “Token of Kindness” locket … Continued

Meet, Rosgaly, our First Student Upstander of the week!

Two weeks ago, No Bully launched the #100kChooseKind Challenge with The Kind Coalition.  Our goal is simple: to record 100,000 acts of kindness on social media and promote positivity in 2019. Sparking Joy in Someone’s Day In this digital age where so much of the online discourse we read is destructive, mean, and that content is iterated with alarming … Continued

Goff Junior High School Pairs Up With No Bully

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 … Continued

Rudolph the Radiant Reindeer

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! Often victims of bullying are targeted for being different in some sense. … Continued

You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch!

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. “Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot… But the Grinch,Who lived just north of Who-ville, … Continued

Be an Upstander This Holiday Season!

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! … Continued

Strategies to Address Cyberbullying Webinar

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 … Continued

October Newsletter

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 … Continued

Come sail away with No Bully and Windstar Cruises next May!

No Bully and Windstar Cruises are teaming up to present the first ever fundraising cruise to stop bullying!  Come sail away with us to the Mediterranean next May 6-14, 2019 aboard luxury yacht Star Breeze. A portion of each passenger’s fare will be donated to No Bully, AND from now through October 31, Windstar has generously agreed to offer a special … Continued

Welcome to our new CEO!

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 … Continued

Let’s Shred Hate!

  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. That’s exactly the … Continued

Are you a self-starter? Is social justice your vehicle? Join us at No Bully!

The Development Assistant role is an administrative and fundraising entry level position with a primarily internal focus. Detail-orientation, accuracy, and confidentiality is essential. This is an incredible opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a non-profit, learn about an organization that is using the power of compassion to help today’s youth, and become … Continued