Community Matters Blog

Read our blog posts below by Rick Phillips, Executive Director, staff members and guest bloggers, as they discuss the issues of bullying, cyberbullying and school climate.

School Bullying

National Bullying Prevention Month
October 18 2012

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time when we are reminded of the importance of preventing and stopping bullying from happening in our schools and communities.

Bus Monitor Bullied by Middle Schoolers: A Call to Action
June 29 2012

Bus Monitor Bullied by Middle Schoolers: A Call to Action

An elderly bus monitor recently made headlines when she was bullied by a group of middle school students. This incident dramatically illustrates the mutating nature and scope of the bullying virus. It’s getting younger, meaner, more electronic and more acceptable in youth culture.

Rick Phillips Speaks On Bullying at the Clinton School of Public Service
August 26 2011

Rick Phillips Speaks On Bullying at the Clinton School of Public Service

In this video presentation, Rick Phillips, Executive Director of Community Matters, speaks about solutions to the bullying epidemic at The Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Safe School Ambassadors school nationally recognized for its tolerance efforts
May 31 2011

Safe School Ambassadors school nationally recognized for its tolerance efforts

Mesa Linda Middle School in Victorville, CA was recognized as a “Mix It Up” Model School by the Teaching Tolerance Project.

Rick Phillips - Keynote Speaker at the National School Board Association Conference
April 11 2011

Rick Phillips - Keynote Speaker at the National School Board Association Conference

Rick Phillips presented a two-hour keynote at the National School Board Association’s 71st Annual Conference on Saturday, April 8, held at the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center.

We Can Do Something About Bullying!
March 11 2011

We Can Do Something About Bullying!

On Thursday, March 10, President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama hosted in the White House East Room, a first-ever White House Summit on Bullying.

Dateline NBC “My Kid Would Never Bully”
March 9 2011

Dateline NBC “My Kid Would Never Bully”

On March 6 at 7pm, Dateline NBC aired a captivating program about bullying, that I encourage everyone to watch.

February 17 2011

Community Matters posts two actions on MTV’s “Draw Your Line”

Community Matters, along with Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber, took a stand against cyberbullying and school bullying by posting two actions on MTV’s “Draw Your Line”, a virtual map tracking actions taken across the United States to stop digital abuse.

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