We are David and Tina Long. We lost our son Tyler to peer-abuse driven bullycide when he was just 17 years old. To honor Tyler and all those who are confronted with bullying, we started a our voices are the most powerful tools we have in preventing bullying. We also believe youth hold the key to a future where schools are safe spaces for all, and we must support, educate, and empower them to help us create solutions.LEARN MORE
We have been blessed to be included in countless television appearances, magazines, radio shows, blogs, and presentations at schools, colleges, organizations, summits, etc. We are proud to offer consultative services. It is our hope that Tyler’s voice never falls silent.Learn More
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Tyler Long is a victim of Peer Abuse Driven Bullycide. He took his life October 17th, 2009. Tyler was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was only 17-years-old.
TIPS Prevention Platform - An innovative and award-winning platform of web-based tools report bullying or other potentially harmful student safety concerns and equip school personnel with the tools to proactively investigate the concern, objectively assess the situation, track and document all actions taken and monitor students with ongoing follow-ups and reminders. TIPS has been implemented with great success in over 500 schools. www.awareity.com
When we speak, we share Tyler’s story and talk about the legacy one can leave behind. How will you help others? We also discuss how adults can provide support and address bullying with their child’s teachers, counselors, and administrators. We talk about how our youth have the power to make it better for future generations. We tell them their voice is their most powerful tool. We’ve had kids tell us that Tyler’s story saved their lives. Bullies came to us to say they didn’t realize how bad their words hurt. For parents, we explain what we did wrong and how they can work with their bullied child. We engage the parent, child and school for better communication. Our assemblies provide children safety, compassion and a voice. Most of all, we let kids know that they are not alone and that help is available. A great blog to read discussing an ESW1 assembly at the University of Northern Iowa: http://njp40.blogspot.com/2013/09/pin-drop-powerful.html
Are you thinking of hurting yourself or others? Call Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Just need someone to speak about life? The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. Call 1-800-448-3000. DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE. HELP IS AVAILABLE!