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STOMP Out Bullying - Be An Upstander!

Bullying, Cyberbullying, Racism, Hatred, LGBTQIA+ Discrimination and Homophobia is a direct cause of mental health issues and an epidemic.

Standing Up Against Hate, Racism And Discrimination.
Changing The Culture With Diversity, Equity, Equality, Inclusion, Civility And Unity Becomes Our Destiny.

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. 

A pioneer on the issue, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as
the most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization in America and beyond.

Our Story

In 2005, STOMP Out Bullying was born with the passion and commitment to help all youths in need. Our founder, Ross Ellis, never wants to see another child in pain, and she never again wants to hear the words, “I want to die.”

Helping youths like 13 year-old Shani, who signed onto our HelpChat Line, not wanting to live with the torment of being bullied was so gratifying. She was on the verge of taking her life the night she contacted us. She had a plan in place. One of our trained volunteer counselors helped her to see that although she was hurt by these rumors, that ending her life was not the solution. Through our counselor’s help and resources, Shani is thriving today as a peer mentor at school and standing up for others. This is just one of millions of ways we have made an impact on the lives of America’s students.

Our Impact

• Helping over 5 million students resolve Bullying and Cyberbullying situations

• Assisting over 100,000 students and saving over 2,000 lives through the STOMP Out Bullying HelpChat Line

• Through our various support networks we have saved a total of 6,000 lives. These numbers increase daily.

• Working with over 15,000 school partners to raise awareness and educate students

• Over 20 Youth Leaders working to change the culture in schools across the country

Our Manifesto

We have always been an organization for kindness. The types of problems we tackle may have changed over the past decade,
But our passion has never wavered.
Ours is a higher purpose.
We work so that youth may stand tall and be respected. With our help, youth are kinder.
Schools are more inclusive.
Communities have more equality.
Society has more unity.
So that, a culture of cruelty can
become a culture of civility.
So we devote ourselves to breaking down barriers, we give voice to the voiceless.
We give belonging to those feeling left out.
We welcome diversity and inclusivity.
We work shoulder to shoulder in unity.
We empower the fearful to be fearless in this pursuit. And together we will find the answers, to change the culture, for good.



Ross was selected as one of “100 Making A Difference” along with notable celebrities and changemakers in a book by celebrity fashion photographer Jon Russo.


In light of this important day, Billboard, with the support of STOMP Out Bullying, asked artists to send a much-needed message of love and a call to action to end bullying in schools.

CPK and STOMP Out Bullying Partnership

CPK , California-style pizza, and STOMP Out Bullying announced their partnership for the second year with the launch of a nationwide fundraiser at all CPK locations that kicked off at the LA Dodgers game on 10.3.21.

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It’s not just a donation...

When you donate online to STOMP Out Bullying, you join our cause and directly support kids and teens. No matter how little or big the amount, donating makes a difference in the lives of our youth.