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, online safety, as well as being an expert in parenting.
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 schools, online and in communities across the country. Additionally she educates parents about the safety of their children.
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. Through various network resources, STOMP Out Bullying has saved over 6,000 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, response and safety.
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, Dr. Oz, 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.
Recently Ross was selected as one of “100 Making A Difference” along with notable celebrities and change makers in a book by celebrity fashion photographer Jon Russo. She was also Awarded 2017 Achievers Award With Melissa Joan Hart, Susan Lucci & Other Amazing Achievers at the LI Center For Business & Professional Women. 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 Conference by 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:
Ross Ellis wrote more than 200 articles for Examiner.com as the National Parenting Expert and National Cyberbullying Expert before the site closed in 2015.
TV Appearances Featuring Ross Ellis:
PEOPLE NOW ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (PEOPLE MAGAZINE) -CELEBRITIES UNITE AGAINST BULLYING With Melissa Joan Hart, STOMP Out Bullying Founder And CEO Ross Ellis, Dr. Jeff Gardere And Other Celebrities To Talk About How To End Bullying
CBS Local: Otis Livingston Interviews ross Ellis, National Bullying Prevention Expert And Founder And CEO, STOMP Out Bullying At NY Jets Fist Anti-Bullying Symposium
Can Some Anti-Bullying Measures Go Too Far? Ross Ellis, CEO Of STOMP Out Bullying and City Councilman Mike Gipson Join Craig Melvin To Discuss Southern California’s Anti-Bullying Ordinance Proposition
GOOD DAY NEW YORK on Bullying Death Investigation
WABC, NY Battling The Bullies: Special Eyewitness New Show, Featuring Ross Ellis, As Guest Expert And Live Web Chat Expert
FOX 16 News ARKANSAS on “Self destructing text messages”
ABC TV Nightline: How An Anonymous Online Mob Targeted An 11-Year-Old Florida Girl
TODAY'S TMJ4 MILWAUKEE “4 On Your Side: Text And Destroy
Fox News about Massachusetts school who made the Bullying list
CBS Early Show on Cyberbullying
LXTV New York With Host Jane Hanson on Bullying
FOX 5 Street Talk 2009 - 2016 (Regular Guest: Bullying and Cyberbullying)
Radio Interviews Featuring Ross Ellis:
Z100 GET CONNECTED with Carolina Bermudez: CEO Ross Ellis Talks About The Upcoming National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month And Offers Tips On How To Help Children
CBS Radio/WBMX Mix 98-5 With Radio Show Host Mike Mullaney on the suicide of a Boston teen after being Bullied and Cyberbullied
KTU 103.5 RADIO With Cindy Vero on Violence Against Children
GET CONNECTED, 106.7 Lite FM With Christine Nagy on Bullying and Cyberbullying, (Regular Guest: Bullying and Cyberbullying)
SIRIUS RADIO WITH HOSTS DAVE AND SUSAN KONIG on Bullying Prevention
VOICE OF AMERICA RADIO Featured On Annie Armen Live on Bullying
ESPN 106 METROLINE With Host Dan Gracia on Bullying
Magazine And Newspaper Interviews Featuring Ross Ellis:
Ladies Home Journal: “The Bully Proof Kid”
SCOPE MAGAZINE (Scholastic) on Bullying
Blogs Featuring Ross Ellis
Sound Off: School Programs Aim To Stop Bullying, Cyberbullying
FISHBOWL NY LUNCH - STOMP Out Bullying Founder And CEO Ross Ellis Lunches With Diane Clehane To Talk About National Bullying Awareness Prevention Month (2008 -2016)
YAHOO SHINE - STOMP Out Bullying CEO Ross Ellis Speaks Out About Teen Who Was Labeled A FREAK In School Yearbook
PARENT DISH on How To Deal With Bullies: Advice For Parents