Friday, September 16, 2011

Need guests on The Anderson Cooper Show

Earlier this week, I was contacted by Taurence Armstrong, a Production Assistant for the Anderson Cooper Show.

Here are excerpts of his email to me:

Our show realizes that bullying is a major problem and needs national attention — and we really want to shine a light on the issue.

We are looking for bullies, victims, and their parents, who may be willing to share their stories with us. We want to arm the victims both on set and in our audiences with the tools needed to become, as you said, survivors. We want to help the bullies understand the issue to the best of our abilities, with trained experts. We want parents to understand the harmful ramifications of bullying, and why they must act now.

We want as many stories as we can get. Our producers also want two-sided stories, ones where we can talk to a bully and a victim, with integrity and all necessary precautions.

We plan on empowering our audience on this issue, and with your help, I hope we can. We plan on taping the show next week, so we need stories as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your network.

Please update me as soon as you can. Again, a pleasure talking to you!


Taurence Armstrong
Production Assistant, "Anderson"

If you, or someone you know can help Taurence, please email him at

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CBS Special - 48 Hours - Bullying: Words Can Kill

Kevin Epling, BPUSA, Co-Director, may be included in an interview on a CBS News/48 Hours Special called, "Bullying: Words Can Kill.

Watch for the special on Friday, September 16, at 8:00 pm (check your local listings and times).

To read a little about what Kevin is doing, go to the link below.|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

To order the "Bullycide in America" book, go to or

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A boy on Fire - Put the fire out with Dr Pepper?

I was astounded at the type of people, no, sub-human people, this boy had the misfortune of staying with for a sleep-over. What kind of people would throw water on a burning carpet and Dr Pepper on a boy who was on fire? ...I can answer that - This was the family of a juvenile delinquent who put perfume on a boy and then lit him on fire. That says a lot.

The next question - What will law enforcement do about this?

Read the whole story at

..."He had second- and third-degree burns on his hands, his arm, his chest, his face and his neck," she said.

James told his mother he was sleeping when he was doused with cologne and set on fire.

"I smelt cologne all over me, and the next thing I knew, I felt fire," James told WTVF-TV.

James said he ran to get help and fell down a flight of stairs, landing in front of a group of adults. His clothes and the carpet he was lying on were on fire, he said.

"They grabbed whole lots of water, throwing it on the carpet. Then all they could find for me was Dr Pepper, thrown on me," the boy said.