Organizations we think you should know more about
Stomp Out Bullying
In 2005, Love Our Children USA™ recognized a critical need to address the issue of bullying and cyber bullying; so, they created STOMP Out Bullying™. STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyber bullying, 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. To learn how you can be a part of the solution, visit www.stompoutbullying.org.
It Gets Better
Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying which lead them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted -- even tortured -- simply for being themselves. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone -- and it WILL get better. To learn more, visit www.itgetsbetter.org.