The Anti-Bully Movement

July 19, 2011

Dr. Phil is fed up with teens being terrorized " both in the schoolyard and online " and he's putting bullies on notice! This summer, he took his battle against cyber bullies before Congress, and now he's kicking off his own Anti-Bully Movement.

 

Join the movement and sign the pledge!

 

Dr. Phil shines a spotlight on teen suicide, the Phoebe Prince tragedy and cyber bullying.

 

 



Fearful of Internet Foes
Toni says that cyber bullying is harming her 12-year-old daughter, Dara, and she  fears the tween may harm herself if she doesn't get help. Dara says that a group of cyber bullies taunt her daily and have threatened to kill her. Parry Aftab, the executive director and founder of StopCyberbullying.org, weighs in.

 

  

What steps can Dara take to protect herself?

 



Breaking the Silence
Seventeen-year-old Catherine says she can relate to Dara's story. Catherine says a former friend began attacking her online, and when the threats escalated, she says she considered taking her life.

 

 

 

"It's something you can never prepare yourself for."

 


 

When the Bullied Become Bullies

Michael, a self-proclaimed cyber bully, defends his keyboard antics. Learn what caused him to become a "vengeful angel."

 

 

  

 

Parry describes the four types of cyber bullies.

 


Taking a Stand against Cyber Bullying
Earlier this summer, Dr. Phil testified before Congress on how to ensure cyber safety. Now, he talks with Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy about bullying and cyber bullying and what can be done about this growing epidemic.

 

 

 

Learn how you can get involved!

 

Watch Dr. Phil's interview with Congresswoman McCarthy.

 


 

Taking the Pledge

Dr. Phil and Christine Clark, principal of John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California, explain how schools and educators can partner to prevent bullying and cyber bullying.

  

 

 

"Whether it's a jurisdictional issue or not, we want to make sure students are safe."