Nick Cannon Joins “Stomp Out Bullying” Movement
Nick Cannon has joined forces with STOMP Out Bullying to become a Global Ambassador against child and teen bullying and cyber-bullying, both at an all-time high.
Nick recently took some time out to shed light on the important subject of bullying and those affected by it, even producing a new video, “Die Young,” addressing the real issues so many young people are dealing with each day.
“We are thrilled that Nick has taken on this issue and produced such a compelling video which speaks to kids and teens and those who use suicide as an alternative to end their pain,” says Ross Ellis, founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying.
Here are the somber facts regarding bullying and cyber-bullying today:
- One out of four kids are bullied
- Nine percent to 35 percent of young people say they have been the victim of digital aggression
- Nine out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school
- Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them
- Bullies are more likely to skip school, drop out of school, smoke, drink alcohol, get into fights and be arrested at some point in their life
- 60 percent of boys who were bullies in middle school had at least one criminal conviction by the age of 24
- As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore.
Last June STOMP Out Bullyin launched its HelpChat Line, which to date has helped over 2,900 students and saved 52 lives. Nick Cannon’s video will no doubt raise public awareness for the issue of bullying and hopefully inspire many to take action and spread the message of tolerance and compassion.