Founder & CEO
Ross Ellis is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying. She is nationally recognized as an expert for her work in bullying and cyberbullying prevention, violence against children, as well as being an expert in online safety.
Ross has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and corporate sector, and has been a child advocate for more than two decades. She educates on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, and deterring violence in...
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In 2005, Ross founded STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention nonprofit for kids and teens in the U.S. STOMP Out Bullying has since become the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country.
Under Ms. Ellis’ leadership, STOMP Out Bullying has helped over 5 million youths in resolving bullying situations. She established a 24/7 HelpChat Line for youths who have been bullied, cyberbullied and at-risk for suicide. To date the organization has helped over 100,000 students and has saved over 2,000 lives. These number increase daily.
As a noted speaker and expert on teens and social media use, Ross Ellis provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and kids on the best practices of identification, prevention, and response.
In addition to speaking to students, Ross speaks to corporate employees on bullying and cyberbullying prevention and how to keep their children safe, and has been a regular guest panelist for Moody’s Corporation New York City and Moody’s Corporation London, as well as other companies.
She is frequently asked to provide expert commentary by news organizations. Her work and STOMP Out Bullying’s has been featured on numerous TV shows including GMA, EXTRA, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Ross Ellis has appeared on ABC Nightline, Inside Edition, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Fox News, LXTV, HLN News, WABC-TV Eyewitness News, Fox 5 NY, Good Day New York, WPIX News, Huffington Post Live, The Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CBS Radio, Z100, 106.7 Lite FM, Q104.3, Sirius Radio With Larry Flick and many other TV and radio shows. She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen Magazine, Redbook, Better Homes & Garden and countless other magazines. Ross is a contributor to the Huffington Post, and was the National Parenting Issues Examiner for Examiner.com. for seven years. She was featured on SyFy’s “The Internet Ruined My Life” aftershow.
Some highlighted speaking engagements include: Speaker – Black Congressional Caucus; Speaker – Children Uniting Nations “Bullying in America” to Members of Congress; Speaker – “Delete Digital Drama” at The White House Bullying Summit; Featured Guest Speaker – U.S. Embassy (Korea) “Bullying and Cyberbullying What Works in the U.S”; Featured Guest Speaker – National Women’s Educational Conference, “Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention”. Ross was the featured guest on a special WABC-TV Eyewitness News Show: Battling The Bullies.
In 2015, Ross and STOMP Out Bullying received the award for “Outstanding Organization” at National Philanthropy Day. In 2013, she received the Longines Town & Country “Women Who Make A Difference For Children” Award and in 2010, was included as an Architect of Change on the Program Cover of the Architects of Change Conferenceby former First Lady of California Maria Shriver. In March, 2009 Ross Ellis was named an Inspirational Luminary by Inspire Me Today, and in both 2001 and 2003, was selected as one of New York Women In Communications Women Who are Changing the World. She is named in Marquis Who's Who of American Women.
Articles by Ross Ellis:
HUFFINGTON POST - How To Keep Children From Modeling Aggressive Adult Behavior
HUFFINGTON POST - Keeping Teens Safe in a Digital World
Huffington Post - Does the Internet Ruin Your Life Or Do People?
HUFFINGTON POST - National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Honoring Our Most Innocent Victims
HUFFINGTON POST - Transgender Youth: Education, Awareness and Tolerance is Critical
HUFFINGTON POST - "Public Shaming: We've Gone Way Too Far" by Ross Ellis, National Bullying/Cyberbullying Expert and Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying
HUFFINGTON POST - STOMP Out Bullying CEO Ross Ellis Writes About "Mass Murders In Schools And Bullying: What We Can Do To Stop The Carnage"
EVERYDAY HEALTH MATTERS - Simple Kids' Play vs. Genuine Bullying: Here's How To Tell By Guest Contributor Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO, STOMP Out Bullying