There are three target audiences for his speeches, and most of us fall into all three. There are the bullies. There are the bullied. And there are those who stand by and do nothing rather than risk the wrath of bullies.
"A lot of kids are scared to speak up, scared to tell their parents, scared to tell the teachers," Jackson says. "At a young age, it's so hard to do anything about it. I'm at a point where I've made it and I can help."
Jackson and Steinberg are developing an antibullying curriculum to spread throughout the country. They are trying to stop a cycle: The bullied become bullies. If we simplify the problem—if we break it down into evildoers versus victims—we won't solve it. Jackson says, "I'm just trying to prevent it. [Bullying] is not a job. It's not going to help you in life."
Jackson now has two jobs: One, with the Eagles, that everybody wants, and another, as an antibullying ambassador, that any athlete can have. Nadin Khoury's story struck a chord with him. Perhaps Jackson's story will resonate with his counterparts in all sports. Professional athletes don't have to worry about bullying. But it would be nice if they did.