THE SOCIAL BULLETS PROGRAM
Social Bullets is a program developed by Stand for the Silent (SFTS), an anti-bullying organization founded in 2010 under the leadership of Kirk and Laura Smalley. The organization was founded in memory of their son, Ty, who died at age 11 by suicide, after a school suspension that arose from retaliating against a student who had bullied him. SFTS’s mission is to increase awareness of bullying and the devastating consequences it imposes on today’s youth. In recognizing the rising prevalence and dangers of cyberbullying, SFTS expanded its reach to develop the Social Bullets Program as a means to educate, intervene and prevent. The Social Bullets website, the Social Bullets video and the Cyberbullying Survival Guide are resources for use by parents, youth, other adults who are in the roles of safeguarding youth, and youths themselves. We invite you to view and read through the material we have made available with the aim of leaving you feeling more understood and more prepared to address the cyberbullying experiences facing you.