Initially established as the signature program of Love Our Children USA™ which was established in 1999, its founder Ross Ellis recognized a critical need to address the issue of bullying and cyberbullying in 2003 and created STOMP Out Bullying™ in 2005.
STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.
Ross Ellis has become a leading expert in the areas of bullying, cyberbullying and Internet Safety and a media commentator and has grown STOMP Out Bullying™ into the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S.
Today STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in America and beyond.