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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.
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I have been bullied relentlessly, and despite the school's bully prevention program. In a private elementary school and junior high, I got called names, taken advantage of, and left out on a daily basis, simply because I had a talent. I was bullied from second grade all the way until the end of eighth grade. I eventually lost my talent, but they wouldn't let my label go. They made me believe it was a bad thing to be unique, to be different. They bade me believe that I truly was useless, that the world really would be better off without me. They made me believe that suicide was the only option.
I struggled through and made it to high school, where I was finally free. I made new friends who showed me it's great to be different. Being different makes us who we are.

Bailey, 18, Orange, CA

I care because I am being bullied and I know it hurts. Honestly, it's really hard to go to school because I'm so scared that I'm going to get bullied again. I want to make my school a bully-proofed school, and soon. My family and I are going to start working on getting a celeb who was bullied as a kid to help me get a petition out and signed, and the entire student body into the auditorium for a presentation (with a celeb) about bullying and preventing it. I CARE BECAUSE I HURTS, AND BECAUSE IT IS HARD, REALLY, REALLY HARD TO FIGHT BULLYING, AND IT NEEDS TO STOP! Keep fighting this horrible thing called bullying, and stand up for yourself and your friends. Be a bullying warrior, and get the word out there that bullying needs to be stopped. Thank you!

Maya, 10, Decatur, GA

i always been bullied

esme, 15,

I have been bullied alot lately. I finally made it public that I am engaged to a female and everybody looked at me like I was a plague. I got called names. And it hurt. I dont want anybody else to go through this but I know they will. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!

Krystin, 17, Louisiana

I hurt people who didn't deserve it because I was hurt, and angry. I hurt so many innocent people and I realized that they didn't do anything to me, and it's okay to let people in. 

brittany, 17, Greenville, SC

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PACER PARTNERS WITH THE MAKERS OF EPIDUO GEL AND HIT RECORDING ARTISTS TO HELP BANISH BULLYING

Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Music is a powerful force, and this summer teens and young adults across the country have a unique opportunity to turn their personal experience into a musical rallying cry against bullying. PACER is partnering with Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the makers of Epiduo® Gel, for the “Band Together to Banish Bullying” campaign, which encourages individuals who have been affected by bullying, or who want to speak out against it, to share artwork, photos, videos, or brief stories about their bullying experiences. This inspirational content will be used for an original song that will serve as the bullying prevention anthem, to be written, produced and performed by renowned producer Clinton Sparks and hit recording artists The Mowgli’s and Kylie Morgan. Learn more about how to participate.

NEW! PACER’s We Will Generation: Students Leading the Bullying Prevention Movement

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Nearly 60% of bullying situations end when a peer intervenes. This powerful statistic shows the important influence peers can have. Imagine the power of student-to-student engagement in which students are educated, inspired, and supported to take positive action to help their peers.

PACER’s We Will Generation is designed to educate, support, and empower students to create inclusive communities within their schools. Based on a model of peer-to-peer education, the We Will Generation activates older students to educate younger students about bullying and what they can do to prevent it. With everything from short activities to a multi-lesson curriculum, this program has something to help every student, teacher, group, and community get involved to prevent bullying.

This innovative, engaging program acknowledges the social power students already possess and encourages them to use it to help their peers. The most effective bullying prevention will come from students themselves – and PACER’s We Will Generation will ensure that students are educated, inspired, and supported to take action.

Find out more.

Cyberbullying is real — here’s help

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Columnist Joe Nathan recently published the article, “Cyberbullying is real — here’s help.” Julie Hertzog, director of the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is quoted in the article with advice for parents.

She suggested that in thinking about cyberbullying, parents think about how they prepare youngsters to go to a mall or shopping center. First of all, have a conversation. Don’t just “send them off, whether it’s to the mall or to the cyber world found on a phone or computer.” Secondly, agree on some rules. For example, if there’s a problem, let the parent know. Don’t just keep problems to yourself. And third, “Have an awareness of what your child is doing in the cyber-world.” PACER has many helpful resources including a booklet, “Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do,” sponsored by Century Link. The booklet is here.

Read the full article online.

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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. 100% of the profit proceeds are donated to PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiatives.