Today’s generation of students is ready to take action and uniquely positioned to prevent and stop bullying. What they need is education, support, and inspiration – and a creative program that will give them the practical skills to be part of the solution. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative that uses a students-teaching-students model.
New! An important book that offers real-world bullying prevention strategies for children at home, in school, and online. It contains the latest information and practical tools that can help parents and others take action against bullying. Written and designed by staff of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the book was developed to help parents protect their child or someone they know from being bullied, and to help parents be proactive in their community in addressing bullying.
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community. This step-by-step guide will help you plan, promote, and execute a variety of events throughout the year using Facebook tools.
A visually friendly, age appropriate 16-page colorful guide for early learners. The guide provides helpful information to use when talking with children about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
Resources for LGBTQ Students and Their Families
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Video: PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
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Video: Stronger by Time for Three
Make a choice to prevent bullying through kindness, compassion and positivity
The Choose Orange campaign features bullying prevention-themed snap wrist bands - which you can use to raise awareness and to raise money for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and your school.
I want to stand up for those who are like me. Teen mothers who get called names and go through school with their heads hanging low. The things people hear is not who we are. We are mothers and most are proud to be just that.
Lauren, 18, Indiana
I have been there. I care because I have seen my friends there. I care because I have seen strangers there. It is not a place that I want to be. No one should be there. No one deserves that.
Jessie, 18, NJ
The first time that I was bullied, I was probably 8 years old or something like that. I'm actually bullying at school. I loved school but now, I hate that.
I'm sceard to tell that to my parents because they don't care. And I want to be home school but I'm sure that my parents won't, even I tell that.
I know gils who was bullied ( I don't know now) and they are my friends. I don't see her now, but I love them. I have some friends who don't care about that. When I tell to her that I'm bullying, they are like : "Cool. You know what, I don't care !". And I'm going crazy. They freake me out, but they are my friends.
I love Demi because she was bullied and now, she wants to stop it. She's my idole, I'm always looking her on posters or at the television, and I say : "She's beautiful, I don't understand why they bullied her. She was so cute." I always says "Bullying is stupid, I hate that.".
I WANT TO STOP BULLYING. NOBODY WANTS TO BE BULLIED. WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU ARE YOUSELF, YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD. EVERYONE CAN DO THAT. WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
Demetria, 12, Paris
I lost all my friends last year. They all started leaving me out of everthing they did. It was the worst feeling ever. I became really sad and down on myself thinking i did something wrong and it was all my fault. This new school year has been really tough for me just getting out of bed and going to school. Its hard to walk around the halls feel like you are not wanted by anyone.
I want to make a difference in ending bullying, because ive felt the effects of it for a while and i dont wish it on anyone. No one should ever be treated like this ever.
Kayla, 16, Massachusetts
My name is coincidentally Demi as well, and I have been bullied by my ex-best friend and the "clique", a group of girls and boys who make others feel bad by gossiping, spreading rumors, and doing other hurtful things. I never even know why they are bullying me, they just..... do. You'll never know what being bullied feels like until you are.
Christina Wagner, co-chair of PACER’s Faces of Change student group, and Hayley Reardon, featured artist on www.pacer.org/bullying, both participated in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s second bullying prevention summit on November 4. In front of a crowd of over 1,000 students, parents and educators, Christina, Hayley, and other high school students from around the country spoke about their experiences with bullying. The theme of the conference was “Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response” and Christina encouraged her fellow students to use their power and leadership schools to help prevent bullying in their schools. Read more.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Featured in Modern Farmer
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the official Spokes-Pumpkin of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, has been a hit in his book and movie, but did you know that he can also be found at farms all over the world? 120 farms in the US, Canada, England, and Ireland rely on Spookley to help them teach kids about agriculture and acceptance. Check out www.spookleyfarmprogram.com to find a participating farm in your area!
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is excited to announce our new partnership with SurveyMonkey Contribute and a new way for anyone to give thier support! Sign up and you will receive surveys by e-mail from SurveyMonkey customers who need your opinion. For every survey you take, SurveyMonkey will donate $0.50 to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, and you'll get a chance to win $100 in an instant-win game.
All About Bullies . . . Big And Small
A CD for young children, and winner of a Grammy for Best Children’s Album, All About Bullies … Big and Small is a collection of music, poetry and storytelling designed to put an interesting and heartfelt twist on bullying prevention, so that young learners can identify with the topic in an age appropriate manner. The artists all generously contributed their time and talents and a portion of the proceeds is donated to PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiative.