Author: Nicholas Carlisle

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

Looking for an opportunity to enjoy theater while making a difference in the lives of young people? Our friends at Kids of the Arts have put together an incredible, virtual production of Peace, Love & Cupcakes. Featuring numerous brilliant young actors and actresses, you can watch online Friday 7/17 or Saturday 7/18, from 7-8 EST … Continued

Nick Cordero (September 17, 1978-July 5, 2020)

No Bully mourns the death of the phenomenal broadway performer Nick Cordero. We offer our deepest condolences to his family.  We were honored to watch Nick perform in March at our annual Broadway Against Bully event.  His performance was spectacular, emblematic of the grace with which he lived his life.  Here is a link to this Nick singing ‘Beautiful’

One Message, Multiple Schools, And A Whole Community Changed

The leadership team at Brookline, a school in the Pittsburgh Public Schools district, is getting ready to begin their next training in social and emotional learning. Through it, they hope to guide their students even more effectively through understanding and managing their emotions, as well as their peers. It’s a key component to building empathy … Continued

Broadway Against Bullying: A Brave Space

A BULLYING SURVIVOR SHARES WHY WE CAN’T, AND WON’T, STOP CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to listen to music. I still try to catch up with what my friends are listening to – mostly through the playlists they kindly curate for me. But even that was forced after they discovered I … Continued

Aajaylah Shows How Empowered Students Can Cultivate Kindness

It’s Kids Day at the 2020 X Games, and the air is filled with both the chill of winter and anticipation. Students from the Bear Valley International School in Denver, Colorado are stepping off the bus and onto the snowy field. They’re excited to meet some of the athletes competing at the event and talk … Continued

“They’re On a Mission to Make Others’ Lives Better”

It’s Kids Day at X Games 2020, where local schools enrolled in the Shred Hate program are invited to spend time with athletes and talk about their bullying experiences. In the crowd stand students from KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School. The excitement and positivity emanating from group is palpable. With such a strong sense of … Continued

“We’re Really Making an Impact”

Brooke Krohn is used to having an impact on students’ lives. As a social worker at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) Public Schools in Minnesota, she’s sometimes responsible for helping children navigate difficult feelings and life events. And bullying is no exception. But her first experience with No Bully’s Solutions Team process has left a lasting impression.  … Continued

Making the World a Kinder Place

NO BULLY IS CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ITS OWN WINTER MASCOT As a dinosaur fanatic, it should be no surprise I’m also an avid fan of their avian successors – the modern-day bird. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Each species is quirky and ostentatious in its own unique way. One of … Continued

Building a culture of kindness

Things are changing at Edgewood Academy. They’d done some anti-bullying work over the years on their K-8 campus, so bullying wasn’t a major problem before they began the Shred Hate program last year. Still, its students had their normal ups and downs. But school counselor Veronica Montes can see that something is shifting. Since beginning … Continued


NO BULLY CELEBRATES WORLD KINDNESS DAY BY HIGHLIGHTING AN AREA THAT NEEDS IT MOST – THE INTERNET. OUR LATEST INITIATIVE, POWER OF ZERO, PLANS TO TACKLE THIS CHALLENGE HEAD-ON. Think about how you introduce yourself to anyone you meet for the first time. You probably shake their hand. You at least give them a smile … Continued

Eradicate Bullying – Teach Kindness and Start Young

I’m excited to be presenting this week at the International Bullying Prevention Association Conference in Chicago. It’s a chance to meet old friends and to feel part of the growing movement to make childhood bully-free. This year’s focus is on young children and kindness.  It’s spot on – the best ways to end bullying are … Continued

#GiveThanksTo Everyone Who Stands Against Bullying

A Time to Give Thanks 2019 is coming to a close, and the holiday season is just beginning! This time of year signifies many transitions for No Bully. The academic year is in full swing, which means our school programs to reduce bullying are, too. It is a time of excitement and potential, and also … Continued

‘Vibe Control’ at Paladin Career & Technical High School

Paladin Career and Technical High School is an alternative public charter high school, located in Blaine, Minnesota. The school is funded by the state and is not like most traditional public schools. For starters, it is not housed on a large campus but is located in a purposeful space in a mall called Northtown.  Paladin … Continued

Susan Skog: Encouraging Others to “STAND UP, SPEAK OUT”

Young people today face an unprecedented bullying landscape with voices and judgment constantly bombarding them, both on and offline. In a sea of cynicism, it can be hard to stand against the waves by yourself. With encouragement and support, however, it is much easier to weather the storm. Susan Skog, an author, journalist, and speaker … Continued


NO BULLY SHOWS ITS SUPPORT FOR UNITY DAY 2019 AND EXPLAINS WHY ITS MESSAGE IS IMPORTANT YEAR-LONG. When I was in elementary school, I was so excited to apply for a position on my school’s paleontology team. As a huge dinosaur fanatic – I had an entire tub of plastic herbivores and carnivores since age … Continued


NO BULLY SHOWS ITS SUPPORT FOR SPIRIT DAY 2019, RECOGNIZING LGBTQ YOUTH ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BULLIED, ONLINE AND OFFLINE. Spirit Day 2019 is here, and we’re so excited to see growing support and acceptance for LGBTQ youth in their communities and schools! Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to feel safe … Continued


CEDELLA MARLEY TELLS US HOW SHE TURNED HER FATHER’S ICONIC MESSAGE OF JUSTICE INTO AN ANTI-BULLYING CHILDREN’S BOOK. On September 10, Cedella Marley publishes her latest children’s book: Get Up, Stand Up, which incorporates the lyrics of Bob Marley’s iconic anthem into a brilliantly colorful story. She is amplifying a key-value her parents shared with … Continued

Groundbreaking Global Campaign to Promote Kindness and End Bullying

BURGER KING partners with No Bully in new Campaign, “Kindness Takes the Crown,” Targeting BK® Franchises in 80 Countries to bring Awareness to Bullying. SAN FRANCISCO — BURGER KING® restaurants recognize bullying is a complex issue, one that is best remedied from a place of kindness. More than 16 million kids will be involved in … Continued

Shred Hate at the Summer X Games

What an awesome time we had at the Summer X Games in Minneapolis, MN last week chatting about Shred Hate, the anti-bullying prevention program created with EXPN, MLB, and X Games. Check out this incredible mural Gloss Black made that totally rocks! BACK TO SHRED HATE PAGE

Take Action on “Trolls” and Bully Accounts on Social Media

Two world-class athletes are joining a Shred Hate campaign led by ESPN, X Games and MLB, in partnership with No Bully and (DoSomething), to encourage young people to take action against cyberbullying, which affects 59% of U.S. teens (according to Pew Research Center). All-Star First Baseman for the New York Mets and 2019 T-Mobile … Continued

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

Eradicating Bullying: Progress On Creating Bully-Free Environments

Twenty years ago, bullying was seen as a rite of childhood, boys being boys, and schools typically advised students to put up or shut up. It took the persistence of academic researchers and non-profits to break through the denial that bullying was damaging the lives of a generation and to uncover the extent of a … Continued

No Bully Teams up with Texas Anti-Bullying Coalition

No Bully has teamed up with the Texas Anti-Bullying Coalition to take a stand against bullying in Texas. The Coalition has been working with schools across the state for four years and has brought significant attention to the issue in Texas schools through their work on anti-bullying assemblies and gatherings. This is the opportunity for … Continued

Texas Rangers unite for anti-bullying event

DALLAS — Two former Major Leaguers and a current big league pitcher spoke to students at a Dallas high school, imploring them to choose kindness over hate during an hour-long anti-bullying rally. Rangers pitcher Adrian Sampson and former MLB players Billy Bean and Mark McLemore urged students at Pinkston High School to treat others as … Continued

Dodgers partner with MLB, X Games, ESPN for Shred Hate program

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill joined X Games skateboarder Jordyn Barratt at a school assembly in support of Shred Hate, a bullying prevention program the Dodgers are participating in, partnering with ESPN, MLB and X Games. The assembly was held for 200 students at Edgewood Academy in La Puente, Calif., 20 minutes east … Continued

Join us for a concert with We McDonald from The Voice!

Broadway Records and No Bully released the charity single “I Have A Voice”, featuring over 75 Broadway kids, as a People Magazine exclusive premiere. This song was written to ignite student compassion and build voices of tolerance and empathy. No Bully ambassador Wé McDonald, a finalist on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice, teamed up … Continued