NoBLE – Support for Bullied Children

Bullying knows no boundaries - it can affect anyone, independent of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. Media coverage has heightened our awareness of how common bullying is across our communities. No one should feel alone and Beaumont Children's Hospital is committed to help.

No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE), a Beaumont Children's Hospital initiative, recognizes that all youth exposed to bullying are at risk for both immediate and lifelong problems. Whether someone is bullied, witnesses bullying or bullies others, it can negatively impact their physical and mental health. We provide integrated education, guidance and support for bullied children and families affected by bullying.

NoBLE also helps health care providers and community members understand the impact of bullying and see how we can all work together to address this critical issue. We partner with community organizations, locally and nationwide, to find innovative ways to bring together families, schools and health care providers to help our children grow up in happy, healthy and safe environments. Current research efforts explore the different ways health care providers can help support children and families affected by bullying.

Bullying Issues Mediation

NoBLE and the Oakland Mediation Center have teamed up to create a mediation program for parents and schools to resolve issues related to bullying behavior.

Statistics on Bullied Children

  • 23% of elementary school students in grades 4-6 described being bullied "several times or more" over a given year
  • 28% of teens report being bullied during the school year
  • 64% of children who were bullied did not report it
  • An estimated 160,000 children stay out of school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied.
  • Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, headaches, stomachaches and poor school adjustment
  • Students who bully others are at increased risk for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and delinquent behavior
  • Bullying is associated with suicide-related behavior for both youth who are bullied and youth who bully others

Check out our video gallery for the latest NoBLE videos including our PSA focusing on doctors asking and looking for signs of bullying, and clips from the press conference launching NoBLE.

NoBLE is supported in-part by your donations. Your support will help provide counseling and educational support for bullied children and families. Under "Donation Programs" write in NoBLE.

Click to download a printable NoBLE fact sheet.