John Cusack, Ellen Degeneres, Sugarland and loads of other celebrities are lending their star power to STOMP Out Bullying. The campaign, sponsored by Love Our Children USA, is a series of public service events to raise awareness about bullying in multiple forms. It will be carried out through V spots, videos, posters, brochures and wristbands.

“STOMP Out Bullying brings awareness and educates kids, parents and schools about the issue. It offers hope for every kid who experiences the harmful effects of bullying and teaches parents to keep open communication with their children and to look for signs. It also educates school administrators across the country, who have swept this issue under the rug for too long,” says Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of Love Our Children USA.

Other celebrities lending a hand for STOMP Out Bullying include Demi Lovato, JoJo, Elton John, Bette Midler, Donny and Marie Osmond, and Ashleigh Banfield. Additionally,  Dancing With The Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, The View, truTV, “In The Heights”, and the NJ Nets will also be helping to raise awareness.

1 out of 4 kids in the U.S. are bullied. Want to get involved? Charity Folks is hosting an auction for the campaign, running October 6th – 20th. To learn more, click here.

  • Emz

    What exactly are they going to do about it. How is this going to help my son who currently gets bullied by a 19 year old senior who beat some other kid up so bad that he ended up in the hospital? The bully is still allowed in school!

    Please do something at Hamden High School in CT where gangs and bullies run rampant.

  • http://www.peerabuse.info Elizabeth Bennett

    Hi, I am glad to see these folks speaking out. This will help the cause for sure. This is a form of abuse; Peer Abuse and needs to be stopped.

    Regards,
    Elizabeth Bennett
    Peer Abuse Know More!

  • Harmony

    Good for John, Ellen, the others. At least they are trying to raise awareness. That’s step one-to mention the elephant in the livingroom.
    I think that’s why there is so much homeschooling nowdays.
    Schools are too dangerous. I think it causes alot of people to choose to not have kids , so the schools ignoring this problem, slowly causes schools to become less and less necessary.

    “The effect of intimidation is to drag other children down to the same level of powerlessness through fear. A child who lives in fear is unable to learn. The bully has then reduced his victim to his own dysfunctional level. ” ~Dr. James Dobson

  • Amanda Goode

    I am excited to see a collective effort against bullying…which has impacted far too many people’s lives already.

    I do, however, find it repulsive to see James Dobson quoted here. This man (and the group “Focus on the Family”) has been responsible for generating much hatred toward others.

    See their teachings on gay children and more recently the story on the “Obama Waffles” that were sold at one of their conferences.

    There are plenty of quotes on the negative impacts of bullying from far more inclusive individuals than Mr. Dobson.

    Sincerely,

    Someone who held a gay friends’ hand through the torture of attending public school in Texas.

  • Harmony

    Well, Amanda… I am not going to fight with you, on this website. :) I mean think about it.

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