News and Media

In over 30 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces, the programs and services of Community Matters are having a significant impact in the world of bullying prevention, cyberbullying, school climate improvement and in the lives of young people.

With the emergence of bullying as one of the world’s fastest growing epidemics, there is lots of news and stories to share. Get to know more about the issues, what’s working and learn about what Community Matters is doing in the areas of bullying prevention, cyberbullying and in waking up courage of our youth today.

School Climate & Bullying News

Get the latest news on bullying, cyberbullying and the positive steps communities are taking to stop bullying and change the climate in their schools & communities. This page contains one of the most comprehensive bullying news centers available online.  Click here to see the latest School Climate and Bullying News.

Community Matters in the News

Community Matters and its Founder, Rick Phillips, have been interviewed for The Today Show, CNN, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, Slate and many print, radio, and regional/national interview shows as an expert on violence prevention and empowering youth.

See the latest news on the impact Community Matters is having in bullying prevention, cyberbullying, school climate change and the lives of young people. Click here to read the latest on CM in the News.

Video Library

Our library contains links to videos on bullying and cyberbullying prevention in the news today. It also contains videos about Community Matters, its programs and the positive impact of waking of courage in our youth today. Click here to see a full listing of videos in the Video Library.


Community Matters is making its webinars available to the public! These informative presentations focus on how to improve your School Climate and how to empower and equip students and adults create to be change agents within your school. Also presented are webinars on funding sources for bullying prevention programs. Click here to view a full listing of the current webinars.

Recordings & Podcasts

Listen to radio and podcast interviews with Community Matters Executive Director Rick Phillips, senior SSA trainers and staff.

Media Press Kit

We are pleased to offer media access to experts including; Executive Director, Rick Phillips and senior staff and trainers for interviews and bullying prevention resources. Click here for media contact and press kit.


Safe School Ambassadors featured on NBC Today Show The Safe School Ambassadors program was selected to be profiled on the April 20, 2004 episode of the NBC Today show, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy.


Listen to Rick Phillips on KQED Forum: Bullying and Schools
 Article: "It's time for students to stand up to bullies" 

SF Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, by C. W. Nevius, Thursday, April 26, 2012 (