Our Research Study
25 schools measuring the efficacy of the No Bullying Schools Program.
WHAT IS THE RESEARCH STUDY?
The Research Study is an international research project designed to measure the efficacy of the No Bullying Schools Program at meeting these four goals:
- Reducing bullying and cyberbullying incidents at K-12 schools.
- Promoting the concept of resiliency in students.
- Empowering students to speak up against bullying in a respectful way.
- Increasing the “positive school culture” on each campus.
WHAT IS NO BULLYING SCHOOLS?
No Bullying Schools is a new online program that helps students say no to bullying and yes to creating a positive school culture. Created by author Tom Thelen and a team of America’s top educators, psychologists, counselors, and PhDs, the program contains three core resources for schools:
1. FIVE VIDEO LESSONS
Teachers show the five video lessons in the classroom (ideally one video per day for a week straight, or in a weekly advisory period). The videos feature Tom Thelen, founder of No Bullying Schools, and cohost Jordan Carson. You will need 20 minutes for each video plus 20 to 30 minutes to debrief with your students afterward using our PDF Discussion Guide.
2. “REPORT BULLYING” SMARTPHONE APP
Students, staff, or parents can report bullying incidents with our app (available for iPhone and Android). Students without smartphones can use the “Report Bullying” button at NoBullyingSchools.com. Reports can be made anonymously or by leaving your name. Each report triggers a confidential email alert sent to your school principals and school counselors.
3. REPORT BULLYING SOFTWARE
School administrators can login to review the confidential bullying reports and then investigate to determine if it is a confirmed bullying incident. The software also includes our “Positive Action Plan” for following-up with students involved in bullying incidents. Your teachers, students, and parents will never have access to the software.
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROGRAM
TOM THELEN, FOUNDER
Tom Thelen is the founder of No Bullying Schools and the author of “Victimproof: The Student’s Guide to End Bullying.” As a full-time author and speaker, Tom has spoken at over 700 schools and conferences with a message on bullying prevention and positive school culture. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX and PBS. Tom and his wife Casie live in Michigan with their four children. Learn more at https://tomthelen.com.
DR. MILDRED PEYTON, RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Dr. Mildred Peyton earned her Ph.D. from Walden University with a dissertation on “Exploring the Meaning of School Bullying Among Parents of Victimized Children.” She also holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. As a mother of two, Dr. Peyton cares about the roles parents and families play in helping to reduce bullying in schools. She serves as the Research Director for No Bullying Schools.
DR. ELLIOT KAGAN, PROGRAM CONSULTANT
Dr. Elliot Kagan is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and the Olweus Bullying Program Co-Coordinator for Suffern Middle School in Suffern, New York, where he also works as a school psychologist. Dr. Kagan worked closely with Tom Thelen to develop the No Bullying Schools Program including the bullying policy, positive action plan, and evidence-based interventions that promote a positive school culture.
DR. KIMBERLEY HOOGE, LEAD RESEARCH ANALYST
Dr. Kimberley Hooge received her PhD in Psychology focusing in Cognitive Neuroscience from Rice University in 2015. Along with her research consulting work, she is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Associate Faculty member at Collin College. Dr. Hooge was instrumental in developing the No Bullying Schools Research Study Program, for which she also serves as the lead analyst.