Each year 5,000 youth commit suicide because of being bullied. That is 13.6 average each day. Matthew Sullivan and his friends are bringing awareness of the negative effects of bullying with his annual Anti-Bullying event held at the Texas State Capitol in Austin Texas.
Speaker J. C. Pohl of Team Truth
Testimonies from: Billie Grace
Latino Singer: Johnny Gonzalez
Touch of the King
Devyn Rush of Hey Ugly. (Check below link to know what UGLY stands for)
Speaker: Cassie Calkins
Cassie signs to song Invisible
Speaker: Eric S.
Rachel & John Haynes of Sandbox at Madelin's Place.
URJ Camp Eisner's Bunk1 Idol entry. Camper chorus performs an original song titled "You and I (Everything Will Be Alright)". These kids were inspired after listening to David Long speak to them about his son Tyler being bullied.
"Bully" Movie A 2012 Documentary about several teens who have been bullied and David Long shares his story of his son Tyler who killed himself after being bullied.
To Save A Life
Jake is devastated by what Roger has done, and something in him changes. In seeking answers in his own life, one question plagues him the most: Could I have saved him? He finds himself deeply compelled to reach out to kids on the fringe – kids who aren't viewed as cool enough. But this decision among other things, threatens Jake's world. He may lose his friends, his scholarship and even his reputation by asking "What do I want my life to be about?"
Favorite Speakers on Bullying
Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs Ministries.
You can watch videos that JCI-Productions filmed and aired on Channel Austin by clicking on Nick's name above. We added clips from Nick at the end of our Bullying programs.
Willie Moore Jr. - Below is a great YouTube video on Haters
In April 2011 the Texas Senate passed SB 205 for schools to set up education and punishment for Bullying and Cyperbullying at schools. CLICK HERE to read the bill.