Communities nationwide are invited to hold an event to raise awareness of safe schools and bullying prevention.
New Website Updates
Activities for Youth
This newly updated section offers free activities and resources designed for younger students. The goal is to start conversation and creatively engage students to build their understanding of how to prevent bullying.
Story telling is a powerful way to share messages, encourage discussion and inspire thoughtful action.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
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.
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.
I have been bullied for no apparent reason, those bullies are just people who want to bring you down because they think they are being a better person. They only see your flaws and take advantage of that, they cant see their own flaws.
Stay Strong (:
Jaden, 16, AUSTRALIA
because i seen alot of people been sad
jonathan, 9, irving,tx
I currently not bullied in school, but I certainly see others being bullied. The kids at my school bully a special ed kid. He just wants friends, but the kids tease him while the kid doesn't know. The've trash canned him and push him around. I don't understand why they do this but I know they know its wrong. I've told them to not back off but they don't listen. Although I don't know either kids, it really urks me that they do this, and when I think about it I remember that there are kids being bullied for trying to be friends. I hope the bullies know that one day Karma will come and hit them 10x harder. TO ALL THOSE BEING BULLIED: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND DONT LET THOSE FOOLS GET TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE 10X BETTER AND SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER.
Sophia, 15, Las Vegas
I went through bullying for years and had a very tough time. I don't want others to go through what I, and other victims like me, went through. I never want that same suffering to happen to others, regardless if i know them or not. Nobody deserves to be bullied.
Edward, 16, TX
i am bullied all the time at school. over the summer i changed my look and went back to school, but im still bullied. im not the smartest person but i want to make my parents proud so i try to stay on task in school but its really hard when kids tease you all of the time. i have a few friends but not many, most of my "friends" talk about me behind my back. i have thought about killin gmyself at this young age but i havnt only because of my parents. i dont tell them about what goes on at school becuase im afriad. iv told my addvisor and tons of teachers at my school about being teased. they try to help but the other kids dont really care. i have been picked on since the 2nd grade mostly because i have red hair. everyone calls me mean names about my hair and no matter how hard i try to change my look everyone always has something mean to say. i am hopeless now and i dont know if i can continue on. i stay hopeful becuase i want there to be an end to bullying
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 EpiduoÂ® 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.
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.
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.