Civil Rights and Bullying

Peggy Moss, author of Say Something and Our Friendship Rules, worked as an assistant attorney general in the civil rights unit of the Maine Department of Attorney General and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. Moss now works with schools, both as a consultant to the Center and independently, to prevent bullying and teasing. Her extensive background enables her to describe the devastating physical and emotional impact of bullying, harassment, and hate violence through the voices of students who have been targeted and also through the lens of educators, parents, and law enforcement personnel working to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. Moss has provided workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to the college level in Maine, Tennessee, Toronto and points in between, helping students and educators create school environments that feel safe for everyone.

Moss graduated from Princeton University and the Washington College of Law at American University. She received her MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine in July, 2004.

Peggy currently lives with her husband, John Beebe, and their children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For more information about Peggy Moss, see Gladys Um, Speaking out on hate crimes, Princeton Alumni Weekly On-Line, October 6, 2004.

Teeny-bopper YouTubers see dark side of fame, The Globe and Mail, March 21, 2010

When your kid is the bullyThe Boston Globe, February 18, 2010

Bullying expert Peggy Moss presents evening seminar at Tawingo CollegeThe Huntsville Forester, May 21, 2008

'Just teasing' isn't funny, The Times Record, September 23, 2004