Be the Difference

Speaking Up Against Bullying
Bullying has become alarmingly prevalent in our society – and our children are all too frequently its victims. With support from Office Depot and the popular band One Direction, the Foundation established the “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” program in 2013 to help create safe, bully-free schools by empowering students to speak up against bullying. The program, which featured engaging and compelling school assemblies presented by nationally known speakers, sought to give students the confidence and courage to be resilient and to use the Golden Rule as a strategy for reducing bullying.

Brooks Gibbs, one of the speakers who made antibullying presentations to students across the country as part of the Office Depot Foundation’s “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” Program.