“Bullying will not leave our schools until

our students want bully behavior to stop.”

Learn how the
Call Me Jim program
can transform your school.

National Statistics

49

49 percent of children in grades 4-12 report being bullied. 30.8% of children report that they themselves bully.

- StopBullying.gov 

½

Over half of bullying situations stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied.

- Hawkins, Pepler, and Craig - 2001

67

67 percent of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, citing that adult help is both infrequent and ineffective.

- DoSomething.org  

37

37 separate studies found that bullied children and adolescents were two to nine times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other children.

- Kim, Leventhal - 2008  

Notes From Students and Educators

Barbara J. Bullock, Principal, Fort Collins, Colorado

“To merely say ‘ thank you’ seems very inadequate...most grateful for who you are, what you do.”
Comments
2017-07-13T17:33:00+00:00
“To merely say ‘ thank you’ seems very inadequate...most grateful for who you are, what you do.”

G., 6th Grader

“Thank you so much for coming to our school...from what I can tell after you left, the bullying rate has gone down. Which for me is a tremendous thing. Everyone is a lot more kind and will let the kids that would normally be bullied hang out. It looks like you can do miracles.
Comments
2017-07-25T16:53:50+00:00
“Thank you so much for coming to our school...from what I can tell after you left, the bullying rate has gone down. Which for me is a tremendous thing. Everyone is a lot more kind and will let the kids that would normally be bullied hang out. It looks like you can do miracles.”

Mr. Greg Parsley, Superintendent, Vincennes Community School Corporation

“When you see these students realizing and recognizing that they need to make changes and are willing to come forward and state this and see their peers embrace them, It is unlike anything that I have ever witnessed in my nearly 20 years in education.”
Comments
2017-07-13T17:42:20+00:00
“When you see these students realizing and recognizing that they need to make changes and are willing to come forward and state this and see their peers embrace them, It is unlike anything that I have ever witnessed in my nearly 20 years in education.”

K., 7th Grader

“People who had really been mean to one boy have changed and now give him their friendship. I should have stood up for him, but I didn’t. After your speech, I now know to stand up for people when they are getting bullied.
Comments
2017-07-25T16:54:26+00:00
“People who had really been mean to one boy have changed and now give him their friendship. I should have stood up for him, but I didn’t. After your speech, I now know to stand up for people when they are getting bullied.”

Loraine Torrence, M.Ed, Vice Principal and School Psychologist, St. Jude School, Chattanooga, TN

“...Jim was a huge asset in our fourth grade class, who were experiencing bullying and teasing episodes on a frequent basis. He met with both the girls and their parents to encourage better communication styles and interactions. It made a true impact.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:51:55+00:00
“...Jim was a huge asset in our fourth grade class, who were experiencing bullying and teasing episodes on a frequent basis. He met with both the girls and their parents to encourage better communication styles and interactions. It made a true impact.”

J., 7th Grader

“I think I’m speaking for a lot of kids in my grade and others: what you said really inspired us to make better choices as individuals and classmates.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:55:01+00:00
“I think I’m speaking for a lot of kids in my grade and others: what you said really inspired us to make better choices as individuals and classmates.”

Jim Fay, Love and Logic Institute, Golden, Colorado

“Jim Williams gets and keeps kids’ attention – they hear him, they listen, they remember! Jim brings peace to the hearts and minds of kids, parents, and educators.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:52:47+00:00
“Jim Williams gets and keeps kids’ attention – they hear him, they listen, they remember! Jim brings peace to the hearts and minds of kids, parents, and educators.”

A., 4th Grader

“When you said to stand up, don’t stand by! It is already happening. I have been talking to kids that I have never talked to before. You are what all of the kids are talking about.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:56:05+00:00
“When you said to stand up, don’t stand by! It is already happening. I have been talking to kids that I have never talked to before. You are what all of the kids are talking about.”

Notes From Students and Educators

Barbara J. Bullock, Principal, Fort Collins, Colorado

“To merely say ‘ thank you’ seems very inadequate...most grateful for who you are, what you do.”
Comments
2017-07-13T17:33:00+00:00
“To merely say ‘ thank you’ seems very inadequate...most grateful for who you are, what you do.”

G., 6th Grader

“Thank you so much for coming to our school...from what I can tell after you left, the bullying rate has gone down. Which for me is a tremendous thing. Everyone is a lot more kind and will let the kids that would normally be bullied hang out. It looks like you can do miracles.
Comments
2017-07-25T16:53:50+00:00
“Thank you so much for coming to our school...from what I can tell after you left, the bullying rate has gone down. Which for me is a tremendous thing. Everyone is a lot more kind and will let the kids that would normally be bullied hang out. It looks like you can do miracles.”

Mr. Greg Parsley, Superintendent, Vincennes Community School Corporation

“When you see these students realizing and recognizing that they need to make changes and are willing to come forward and state this and see their peers embrace them, It is unlike anything that I have ever witnessed in my nearly 20 years in education.”
Comments
2017-07-13T17:42:20+00:00
“When you see these students realizing and recognizing that they need to make changes and are willing to come forward and state this and see their peers embrace them, It is unlike anything that I have ever witnessed in my nearly 20 years in education.”

K., 7th Grader

“People who had really been mean to one boy have changed and now give him their friendship. I should have stood up for him, but I didn’t. After your speech, I now know to stand up for people when they are getting bullied.
Comments
2017-07-25T16:54:26+00:00
“People who had really been mean to one boy have changed and now give him their friendship. I should have stood up for him, but I didn’t. After your speech, I now know to stand up for people when they are getting bullied.”

Loraine Torrence, M.Ed, Vice Principal and School Psychologist, St. Jude School, Chattanooga, TN

“...Jim was a huge asset in our fourth grade class, who were experiencing bullying and teasing episodes on a frequent basis. He met with both the girls and their parents to encourage better communication styles and interactions. It made a true impact.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:51:55+00:00
“...Jim was a huge asset in our fourth grade class, who were experiencing bullying and teasing episodes on a frequent basis. He met with both the girls and their parents to encourage better communication styles and interactions. It made a true impact.”

J., 7th Grader

“I think I’m speaking for a lot of kids in my grade and others: what you said really inspired us to make better choices as individuals and classmates.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:55:01+00:00
“I think I’m speaking for a lot of kids in my grade and others: what you said really inspired us to make better choices as individuals and classmates.”

Jim Fay, Love and Logic Institute, Golden, Colorado

“Jim Williams gets and keeps kids’ attention – they hear him, they listen, they remember! Jim brings peace to the hearts and minds of kids, parents, and educators.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:52:47+00:00
“Jim Williams gets and keeps kids’ attention – they hear him, they listen, they remember! Jim brings peace to the hearts and minds of kids, parents, and educators.”

A., 4th Grader

“When you said to stand up, don’t stand by! It is already happening. I have been talking to kids that I have never talked to before. You are what all of the kids are talking about.”
Comments
2017-07-25T16:56:05+00:00
“When you said to stand up, don’t stand by! It is already happening. I have been talking to kids that I have never talked to before. You are what all of the kids are talking about.”

Message for Adults

Bully behavior has gained national media attention over the past several years and continues to be an issue in schools across our nation. Kids aren’t reaching their full potential because of this issue. Studies show that students who are bullied grow up to be more socially anxious and require more levels of mental health services throughout their lives. The National Education Association has estimated that 160,000 miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.


To address this critical issue both inside our classrooms and online (“cyberbullying”), we have developed the “Call Me Jim” video training series and curriculum as a means to curb bully behavior among students.


As a father, a grandfather and a motivational speaker for young people, I’ve learned that many children do not share bullying incidents with their families. Many students do not tell their parents that they are being bullied on the bus or at school. Kids truly believe that telling their parents would only make things worse.


One of the more disturbing findings from my surveys with 5th and 6th grade students was that many children noted that they were being bullied at home. Hundreds of kids have shared with me that they felt that they could not bring this issue up with their families. After watching these videos and participating in class discussion, your child has learned a lot about bully behavior and how to combat it in some very powerful ways.


Bullying isn’t limited to physical hurting. Most schools have specific consequences for physical violence. However, verbal and social acts of violence are rarely witnessed by an adult at school. Sometimes these events aren’t even taking place on the school grounds where educators can intervene.


Being loved and accepted by peers is critical to your child’s optimal development. In this video series, your child has learned about verbal and social bullying, and many in the upper grades have learned about cyberbullying. During your check-in time, initiate conversations about this kind of violence. Does it happen at your child’s school? How does your child feel about it?


To combat bully behavior, it’s going to take all of us working together. I’m not someone who is just talking about this issue; I’m deeply committed to it. It is my life’s work.


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