No Name-Calling Week

No Name-Calling Week: January 19th-23rd of 2015 No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled The Misfits by James Howe. In the book, students organize a “No Name-Calling Day” at their school. This small idea motivated GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to take the idea and make a powerful statement […]

Stand Up and Start a Movement

Amanda Aron is a senior from Vermilion High School. In October, our MOVE2STAND program visited her high school and she shared her feelings and experience about the program. Stand Up and Start a Movement by Amanda Aron On Friday, October 3, MOVE2STAND visited Vermilion High School. MOVE2STAND is a program run by Student Taking A […]

Tips To Help If Your Child Is Being Bullied

I think the hardest part for my dad was not knowing what he could do to help. He called the principal but was quickly dismissed. The principal muttered over the phone, “Unfortunately sir, we can’t do anything to intervene if it happened via the web. You could get the police involved but we can’t do […]

10 Tips To Help If You Are Being Bullied

The first thing to remember if you are experiencing bullying is that you are not alone and actions can be taken to make things better. A lot of kids feel like they do not have any control and their only hope is the problem will go away on its own. STARS is here to reassure […]

A Gusty Move

“Coaches Key To Anti-Hazing: Knowing pulse of team touted amid New Jersey fallout.” USA Today, October 10, 2014 A Gusty Move To cancel the remainder of the football season for the Sayreville War Memorial High School (New Jersey) is a gutsy move. In this era of football fervor these coaches and administrators did the unthinkable. […]

What is the BEE A FRIEND Campaign?

BEE A FRIEND In collaboration with STARS students, Lauren Jernigan and Laurella Campbell, and the Nashville Predators, we want to challenge you to help to promote kindness and compassion by being a friend to someone who needs it most. October is Bullying Prevention month, it is the perfect opportunity to encourage adults and young individuals […]

STARS & Predators Launch Bullying Prevention Campaign

With the goal of changing the world one friend at a time, Nashville Predators Player Colin Wilson joined Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) today in launching a proactive bullying prevention effort created by two middle school students called Bee A Friend Campaign. Proclaimed Bee A Friend Week by Governor Bill Haslam, STARS CEO Rodger […]

Come out on January 18th to support STARS and the beloved Nashville Predators!!

Our good friends at the Nashville Predators have partnered with STARS (as well our friends at BeeAttitudes) to create a Public Service Announcement which will be debuted at the Predators v. Avalanche game on Saturday, January 18th at Bridgestone arena. To help us celebrate, the Preds have created a link from which to purchase tickets […]

Keb’ Mo’ Opens International Bullying Prevention Assoc. Nashville Meeting

Creating Compassionate Schools and Communities Organizers expect more than 800 school and community agency staff members to attend the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) two-day conference this year, scheduled for November 10-12 at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown. Participants work with pre-school through university students and all have the same mission to stop bullying. Rodger Dinwiddie, […]

Texas 91-0 Football Loss Isn’t Bullying

Demoralizing football loss isn’t bullying says STARS CEO and International Bullying Prevention Association President Rodger Dinwiddie in this column.  Sports Illustrated Wire reports “a parent of a Texas high school football player whose team ended up on the wrong end of a 91-0 rout has filed a bullying report against the winning team’s head coach, according […]

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