We are David & Tina Long. Our story is told in the film ‘Bully’
In honor of Tyler, we strive to find preventions and solutions to the bullying epidemic. We vow that Tyler’s voice will never fall silent. Everything Starts with 1 is a 501c3 nonprofit.
Announcing ESW1’s Teen Ambassador Peyton Mills:
Everyday around the world, individuals are faced with making difficult choices. Due to low self-esteem, peer pressure, and/or bullying, they often unfortunately make the wrong decision that can sometimes ultimately impact the rest of their lives. Teenagers need to be reminded how the decisions they make today will impact their immediate future regarding continued education, potential high-level careers, and ultimately their financial security. Through my involvement with my platform, “Everything Starts with One,” I am able to make a difference in the lives of teenagers across South Carolina by teaching them to not make their decisions based on fear, but, instead, to show strong self-will in order to provide better opportunities for their futures. By encouraging others to “Reach Up, Reach Out,” they have the power to make a positive difference in their lives and improve the forecast for the next generation. -Peyton Mills, Candidate Miss South Carolina Teen 2015
If you or someone you love needs to talk, 121Help.me is available 24/7 with kind, caring counselors. Please call 1-855-201-2121 or text 20121 keyword “121help”
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A special thanks to Lizzie Sider for her anti-bullying work. Please listen to her song “Butterfly”. Download on iTunes!
David speaking to Southeast High School Football Players:
The Longs speaking at Westfield Middle School in Indiana:
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