Bullying knows no boundaries - it can affect anyone, independent of
gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. Media
coverage has heightened our awareness of how common bullying is across
our communities. No one should feel alone and Beaumont Children's
Hospital is committed to help.
No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE), a Beaumont Children's Hospital
initiative, recognizes that all youth exposed to bullying are at risk
for both immediate and lifelong problems. Whether someone is bullied,
witnesses bullying or bullies others, it can negatively impact their
physical and mental health. We provide integrated education, guidance and support for bullied children and families affected by bullying.
NoBLE also helps health care providers and community members
understand the impact of bullying and see how we can all work together
to address this critical issue. We partner with community organizations,
locally and nationwide, to find innovative ways to bring together
families, schools and health care providers to help our children grow up
in happy, healthy and safe environments. Current research efforts
explore the different ways health care providers can help support
children and families affected by bullying.
Bullying Issues Mediation
NoBLE and the Oakland Mediation Center have teamed up to create a mediation program for parents and schools to resolve issues related to bullying behavior.
Statistics on Bullied Children
- 23% of elementary school students in grades 4-6 described being bullied "several times or more" over a given year
- 28% of teens report being bullied during the school year
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it
- An estimated 160,000 children stay out of school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied.
- Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for
depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, headaches, stomachaches and
poor school adjustment
- Students who bully others are at increased risk for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and delinquent behavior
- Bullying is associated with suicide-related behavior for both youth who are bullied and youth who bully others
NoBLE is supported in-part by your donations.
Your support will help provide counseling and educational support for
bullied children and families. Under "Donation Programs" write in NoBLE.