Children's Health Specialties

NoBLE – Support for Bullied Children

No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) is a Beaumont Children's Hospital program providing integrated education, guidance and support for bullied children and families affected by bullying. We focus on meeting the needs of all youth exposed to bullying; recognizing that victims, witnesses and bullies are all at risk for lifelong problems. This includes exploring innovative ways to bring together families, schools and health care providers to partner in addressing bullying and its impact.

Bullying knows no boundaries - it can affect anyone, independent of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic status. Media coverage has only heightened our awareness of how common bullying is and the tragedies that can occur secondarily. What are not often apparent are the lifelong effects exposure to bullying can have on an individual's well- being.

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

  • Approximately 10 percent of children in the United States are bullied in the most traditional sense of the word, with somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of pre-adolescents facing ongoing psychological and physical harassment at some point in their school life that could be characterized as bullying under the broader definition.
  • Twenty-three percent of elementary school students in grades 4-6 described being bullied "several times or more" over a given year while 8 percent of students in grades 6-10 revealed they were bullied at least one time per week.
  • Incidences of bullying continue to escalate through middle school and into high school, resulting in one out of three teens reporting being frequently bullied.
  • An estimated 160,000 children stay out of school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied.

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.

Looking for more information? Check out our list of frequently asked questions.

Contact Us

NoBLE offers a network of clinical services to address the critical needs of children, adolescents, young adults, parents, caregivers and educators who have been exposed to bullying as a bully, victim or bystander/witness.

Contact us at 248-898-9951 to learn
more about how we can help.

Support is also available 24/7 through a bullying hotline, operated by Common Ground, a non-profit crisis intervention agency, toll-free at 855-UR-NOBLE (855-876-6253).

We also offer a one-on-one texting chat, available Monday - Friday from 4 - 10 p.m. Text us at 248-809-5550.



Meet the team

The following doctor participates in Beaumont's NoBLE Program:

Marlene Seltzer, M.D.