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  • Bullying Presentation

    Bullying Presentation

    NBC4's Cabot Rea is visiting schools with a multimedia, interactive presentation about bullying.
    NBC4's Cabot Rea is visiting schools with a multimedia, interactive presentation about bullying.
  • Bullying Resources & Experts

    Bullying Resources & Experts

    Click here for a list of the many resources and local experts in the Battle Against Bullying in Central Ohio.
    Click here for a list of the many resources and local experts in the Battle Against Bullying in Central Ohio.
  • About The Battle Against Bullying

    About The Battle Against Bullying

    NBC4 launched the Battle Against Bullying to educate schools, parents, & kids on how to prevent & stop bullying.
    NBC4 launched the Battle Against Bullying to educate schools, parents, & kids on how to prevent & stop bullying.
  • Cabot Rea

    Cabot Rea

    Cabot Rea is co-anchor of NBC4 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. with Colleen Marshall. He is also the leader of NBC4's initiative, the Battle Against Bullying.
    Cabot Rea is co-anchor of NBC4 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. with Colleen Marshall. He is also the leader of NBC4's initiative, the Battle Against Bullying.

It's Not Messing Around

Bullying causes serious and lasting harm.

Bullying takes many forms, including name-calling, teasing, spreading rumors, breaking up friendships, hutting, punching, shoving and using the Internet, phones or digital technology to harm others.

Bullying involves an imbalance of power, the intent to cause harm and repetition. It's not something you grow out of.



Bullying 101

Often, adults may not always intervene in bullying situations - StopBullying.gov said teachers intervene in only 14 percent of classroom bullying episodes and in 4 percent of bullying incidents that happen outside the classroom.

Not all bullying stops when kids grow older. According to StopBullying.gov, children who consistently bully others often continue their aggressive behavior as they grow up.



E-mail Us

Are you a victim or have been one? Do you know someone that needs help but don’t know where to turn? Or do you have an idea of how to prevent bullying? Email us at stories@nbc4i.com.

If you would like Cabot Rea to present to your middle school, have your principal email us at stories@nbc4i.com.


What Can I Do?

You CAN take action to stop bullying. Click here for a full list of resources and information to help you fight bullying in your neighborhood.


Warning Signs
  • Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches or feeling sick

  • Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Very hungry after school from not eating lunch<

  • Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in school

  • Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed

  • Blames themselves for their problems

…and many more. Read the full list.


The BULLY Project

Take The Pledge. Join The Movement. Click Here


Calling Them Weak Blog

Calling them Weak Won’t Make You StrongClick Here

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