Benson's Pals - Take a Bite Out of Bullying
Take a bite out of bullying was inspired by a documentary done by CNN called The Bully Effect.
Laci Stapp recounts watching the interview and wondering why a ten-year-old child from a good home with good parents would want to take his own life. Ty Smalley would not be forgotten as his parents started the nonprofit group Stand for the Silent. Laci wanted to use Benson’s Pals to convey a message to young readers about bullying and the importance of reporting it immediately to a responsible adult. Benson’s Pals and Stand for the Silent together want to take a bite out of bullying and put an end to youth suicides.