Who We Are
In 2017, Nasir Andrews, at 9 years of age decided to illustrate her bully story in a video form to share with family and friends. At the end of the 3 min video, she called the viewers to action through her creation of #backdownbully. Nasir was inspired by the support of over 13 million people and wanted to help others tell their stories and end bullying.
Backdown Bully has transformed from a hashtag to a global movement. The organization has its non profit 501(c)(3) status.
Backdown Bully is a community organization that serves and support children and families who experience bullying in schools. Every child is at risk of experiencing a bullying encounter. Backdown Bully provides support and resources for individuals and families.
Our mission is to advocate, educate and empower communities impacted by bullying.
How We Work
We value collaboration and creating strategic alliance with organizations, individuals and corporations who share our passion of eradicating bullying worldwide. The resources that we share with our families are accessible and comprehensive.
Our community building and diverse partnerships allow us to offer a variety resources to fit the needs of as many families as possible. Backdown Bully is a place of resource and restoration.
Families and Youth have access to a directory of service providers for counseling, education and family development, legal services and advocacy. We create a community of support and empowerment.
Where We Are
With headquarters in Bellevue, WA, Backdown Bully serves its immediate community and beyond. The message of #backdownbully has been spread across the globe. The communities and supporters of our cause are found in the UK. Australia, Tokyo, South Africa, Thailand, Canada, Mexico and Bahamas.
"We thought that only our family and close friends would see Nasir's video. We never expected it to go viral."
- Travis and Chantey Andrews
"You are making a TRUE Difference for us all! I thank you."
- H. Neal
"Zero tolerance, but compassionate help is needed"
- L. Clark
"I'm a proud supporter!"