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Who are we?
We are David and Tina Long. We lost our son Tyler to peer-abuse driven bullycide when he was just 17 years old. To honor Tyler and all those who are confronted with bullying, we started a our voices are the most powerful tools we have in preventing bullying. We also believe youth hold the key to a future where schools are safe spaces for all, and we must support, educate, and empower them to help us create solutions. Don’t let your voice fall silent. Help us save lives and leave a legacy of change. “Everything starts with 1 and builds up. If we can increase in numbers, then we have an army, and we can defeat anything.”
To be advocates for all children, parents and educators worldwide to prevent bullying and other student safety issues. To advocate for stronger laws and platforms that support children attending public or private educational systems.
That all children have the opportunity to participate in an educational environment free from bullying, discrimination, and harassment.
David is retired Army and Tina is a registered nurse. We seek to use our voices to work with schools, organizations, parents, administrators, students, camps, churches, and anyone that cares about our youth to provide a safe school environment. We aim to educate society on the effects of bullying and other student safety concerns and to identify preventions and solutions to the bullying epidemic.
We have been blessed to be included in countless television appearances, magazines, radio shows, blogs, and presentations at schools, colleges, organizations, summits, etc. It is our hope that Tyler’s voice never falls silent.
BELOW ARE THE AREAS THAT WE HAVE IMPACTED:
20/20 Ellen Show CNN Headline News Good Morning America The Bully Battle 1 hour special Chattanooga TV WatchDogs radio show Jon Hansen radio show NPR radio show Sean Hannity Show Fox News Nightline Lizzie Sider’s anti-bullying special US Army anti-bullying video (OH) Cassandra Perkins Radio Show
Haleyville Middle School - AL Southern Poly Tech College - GA Legacy Charter Schools - SC University of Arizona Southeast High School - GA University of Northern Iowa University of Hartford Vanderbilt University Green Chimneys Schools - NY Jewish Temple – FL Lake Highland Prep School - FL North Fayette Valley School - Westfield School, IN - IA Northwood Kensett School - IA North Iowa Community College Dalton State College **Several other schools in LA, Chicago, Missouri, and CT/MA. We also skype with classes from TX, Iowa, Australia, and Philippines
Tribeca Film Festival Silver Docs Film Festival Chicago Film Festival True/False Film Festival Hamptons Film Festival Chattanooga Film Festival Conferences: BBYO Jewish Conference White House Caucus on Anti-bullying National Karate Conference American School Health Association National Association of School Nurses Texas State University Anti-bullying Summit Out and Equal Conference School Nurse Education Day
MPAA Screening, DC Chinese Theater, LA ‘Bully’ Premiere Atlanta ‘Bully’ Premiere Chattanooga ‘Bully’ Film Premiere Department of Education Screening of ‘Bully’ MPAA screening of ‘Bully’ Award from Army in OH for anti-bullying work Out with the Stars (PFLAG) award ceremony ‘Bully’ Screening in South Carolina Columbia University Film Awards in NYC Foster Parents Dalton, GA URJ Camp Coleman, GA URJ Camp Eisner and Camp Crane Lake, MA Lear Retreat Center Conference on bullying and student safety, CT Mitspah Jewish Temple Chattanooga, TN Brit Doc Awards in NYC GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco GLAAD Gala in Atlanta, White House Screening of Bully
Partners and Relationships:
Aetna, Public Justice.net, National Center for Learning Disabilities, GLAAD, WRCB-TV Chattanooga, The Bully Project, Awareity, NAACH, WatchD.O.G.S., Jon Hansen Radio, Jewish camps/community, American School Health Association, National Association of School Nurses, PFLAG, GLSEN, City of Chattanooga, US ARMY, Amanda Todd Legacy, Country Singer Lizzie Sider, Badges Against Bullies, National Student Council Association, Texas Safety Center, and countless schools, authors, colleges, experts, politicians, attorneys, administrators, parents, teachers, counselors and many more.
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