Chris Gauthier Shuts Down Bullying

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Actor Chris Gauthier is very passionate about the cause, and someone who exudes kindness and compassion. We are honored to have Chris as part of the Bullies Keep Out family as a friend and advocate to fight to end bullying and hate in all its forms. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris and get to know more about his thoughts on bullying and much more. Dana Jacoviello: First of all I would like {Read More}

If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say…

Written by Jenn Sadai I find myself reciting those words, “Be the Bigger Person,” in my head quite often. So many people, especially on social media, are quick to judge and attack without warning. Although my intent is always to spread kindness, I am opinionated about politics and social issues that affect the world we live in. I openly share my thoughts on certain subjects and it’s never my intention to offend anyone who disagrees with me. However, having a {Read More}

We’re at War with Ourselves

Written by Jenn Sadai Our world is at war. We’re fighting each other on every front. From segregation and discrimination to racially targeted murders, from gender inequality to domestic violence, from religious activists to deadly terrorists, the battle grounds are spread worldwide. This is the reality of our world. Every country feels they need to protect themselves from every other nationality. We’re told at a young age, we must fight to preserve our way of life, our freedom. Society has {Read More}

Don’t Bully this Body!

Written by Jenn Sadai Discussions about rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment are finally getting some media attention! Talking about any type of sexual exploitation has traditionally been something people considered taboo. Women suffered in silence because they blamed themselves for the man’s behavior, which meant men got away with it, over and over again. In a twisted way, one politician’s disgusting and degrading comments have publicly started a necessary conversation. Although I wish I hadn’t heard the horrible things {Read More}

The Aftermath Of Being Bullied

If someone physically assaults you, there’s usually evidence of the attack. There’s a noticeable mark that will heal with time. Unfortunately, the physical consequences of bullying are minor compared to the emotional pain that’s left behind. Being bullied leaves deep, emotional scars whether any physical harm actually occurred. The taunts and insults stick with the victim and manifest into self-doubt or even self-hatred. What the bully may interpret as harmless teasing can have a serious impact on someone’s self-esteem. Most {Read More}

Violence Doesn’t Solve Anything

Written by Jenn Sadai There is a well-known Martin Luther King quote that begins, “Hate begets hate, violence begets violence.” It’s an old quote yet its value rings just as true today. In fact, there are countless quotes and clichés based on the principle that violence only causes more violence, yet it seems to be so many people’s first reaction whenever they are physically assaulted. Someone pushes you around, so you push back. One country attacks another, and war breaks {Read More}

Why Victims Stay Silent

Victims don’t choose to be abused or bullied. They are not trying to seek attention or cause trouble for someone else. They are not asking to be insulted, raped or beaten. So, why do we treat them that way? It’s heartbreaking to see victims of bullying, rape, and abuse doubted and demoralized on social media once they finally muster enough courage to speak out. It takes a lot of guts to confront a bully, especially if the person you’re accusing {Read More}

BKO Advocate Actor Elliot Knight Speaks Out

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Elliot Knight is a man of many talents. This British gentleman is known for many things, but most recently his roles were as Merlin on the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time, and now he has a new hit show on CBS called American Gothic. Elliot grew up in the second largest city of the UK, Birmingham. While growing up he excelled in drama and won awards for his talents. He has performed on stage {Read More}

A Chat with Once Upon A Time’s Faustino DiBauda

                                   I recently had the pleasure to chat with actor Faustino DiBauda from the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time, who plays sleepy of the seven dwarves. Faustino also recently became a Bullies Keep Out advocate/supporter to join some of the other cast members and crew that have become advocates or supporters as well. We had a very in-depth discussion about the causes that BKO encompasses that has become such an epidemic both on and offline. Faustino brought some incredible thoughts to {Read More}

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