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About Bully Talk

Bully Talk is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support, resources, and a safe environment for our youth to feel empowered. There has been a rise in bullying, an epidemic really, that few are trying to understand and prevent. Bully Talk brings awareness to both sides of bullying, healing all parties and getting to the root of why this issue continues to arise.

From physical bullying to cyberbullying, young men and women are prone to being in a vicious cycle of having that as part of their lives. Bully Talk’s resources include a licensed therapist who can answer their questions and help them through the issues they face on an everyday basis. We provide empowering activities, lectures throughout the program, and community outreach so the knowledge they get is constant and evolving. There is also support for staff as well as the community, that helps guide and support those that need it.

Bully Talk is a safe space for the youth to work out their problems, whether being bullied or being the bully, and heal all involved. It is a program that gives unwavering support through some of the most difficult times as a teenager and shows a positive light in an otherwise dark situation.

A group of girls sitting at a table, engrossed in their work, with papers and pens spread out before them.

Facts and Statistics

miss school because of fear of bullying
stop within 10 seconds when a bystander gets involvedstudents/day
Students who experience bullying are at risk for:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • lower academic achievement
  • dropping out of school
Suicide & Suicide Ideation Goes Up
Victims of bullying are 2-9x more likely to consider suicide than non-victims
10-14 year old girls may be at an even higher risk of suicide. In addition, for every suicide, there are 100 suicide attempts among young people.
The Classroom
is considered the most common location of bullying. 47% of students ages 12-18 said they were bullied during the school year (2019-2020).
39% of school bullying happens in the stairwells
26% of school bullying happens in the cafeteria
20% of school bullying happens outside school grounds
LGBTQ+ Students
In 2021, high schoolers who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual were reported to be twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to be bullied, both at school and online.
22% high school students who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual
21% high school students who identify as questioning
10% high school students who identify as heterosexual
Schools we visited
Cesar Chavez Middle School
Hayward, CA
Impact Academy of Arts & Technology
Hayward, CA
Winton Middle School
Hayward, CA
Rooftop TK-8: Twin Peaks
San Francisco, CA
Cali Calmecac Language Academy
Windsor, CA