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Hi! We are Michael and Marisa, teen spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

During the month of October, we are encouraging all teens to share their story. Selected stories will be posted to the website and one will be chosen at random to receive a MacBook Air!

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CustomInk Launches Its Fourth Annual “Be Good To Each Other” T-shirt campaign in support of PACER

This year, PACER’s UNITY DAY will take place on Wednesday, October 22, the day when everyone is encouraged to come together and wear orange to send a message of support, hope and unity. Though ordering in time for Unity day has closed, you can still support the cause! CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

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I Care Because

icare because there is a girl at my school no one likes her because she is mean to every one.

katie, 11, wi

I was severely bullied in eighth grade. I missed countless days of school and would beg my mother not to make me go. I was alienated and ganged up on. One moment I had friends and the next the entire class was against me. Those who wanted to befriend me chose not to for fear of being next. I sat alone at lunch, cried in the bathroom, faked sick and even contemplated suicide. Kids are cruel. It is impossible for a classroom to be supervised every moment of the day. There will always be small moments of freedom and thats all a bully needs. They are smart, they will wait for the perfect moment to attack and not be seen. The more you complain or cry out for help, the harder they will try to destroy you. I know this because I faced it head on. BUT...I survived :) Im older now, and completely humbled by the event. I have had every single person who ever threw stones at me, apologize. I learned to accept the words Im sorry because I deserved them and it was a way to release the anger I had been carrying for too long. I won homecoming queen my senior year and will never forget my mom wispering in my ear, "I hope theyre watching." Guess what, THEY WERE. If you're reading this and you feel like giving up, please dont. Dont let them win. You deserve happiness and it will find you again. <3

Haley, 23, michigan

I go to Russellville High School and we have created the Peace Club. This is group of young students, including me, wanting to make a change in our high school. Our club is to show tolerance with other people. One topic we have in our club is bullying. I really care about this topic because so many people are bullied physically and verbally. NO ONE deserves this. We are all equal and should treat each other how we want to be treated. And I know everyone has felt bullied at one time or another.  The only thing is I don't exactly know how to get the word out about bullying past our club. I was just wondering how we could make a big impact outside of the group that already cares. I want everyone to care because IT IS a big deal.  We could save many kids lives.

Rachel Jackson, 18, AR

i care because i was cyber bullied it was fun.
i sometimes cried my self to sleep because it hurt me to much i wanna do somthing to perfent cyber bullying and other kind of bulling because there kids in my school who get bullied and i never know what to do about it but know i do. ill take action and fight for what i belive in .

Ashley, 13, on

I have been bullied myself when people called me fat a year ago. I started to have a eating disorder and I was anorexic. The doctor  told me I could get worse so I improved in eating and I was no longer anorexic. Still I wouldn't want to be bullied again so sometimes I skip my lunch even though I'm starving..

Daisy, 12, California

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Finally, signs that crusaders against bullying are getting the upper hand

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Debra-Lynn B. Hook of McClatchy-Tribune News Service

National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog is quoted in a Ledger-Enquirer article about the increasing awareness around bullying prevention and resulting changes in bullying reporting at schools. “The awareness is out there in a way it wasn’t before,” said Hertzog. “We’ve reframed the way people are thinking about bullying. We no longer say, ‘Oh, that’s just kids being kids.’ Now we understand the impact — everything from not wanting to go to school, to feeling unsafe, to anxiety and depression, to self-harm.” Read more>>>

U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on Bullying of Students with Disabilities

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

As part of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated — including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities.

The Department issued guidance in the form of a letter to educators detailing public schools’ responsibilities. If a student with a disability is being bullied, federal law requires schools to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the issue and, as necessary, take steps to stop the bullying and prevent it from recurring. Learn more>>>

Students, community members take a stand against bullying as part of Unity Day

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Kim McGuire, Star Tribune

If it seems like you're seeing orange everywhere you go today, there’s a reason: Unity Day. Started just three years ago by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Unity Day has become a national movement in which everyone is encouraged to wear orange and support local anti-bullying efforts. And it’s not just students. Expect to see more orange if you’re driving over the I-35W bridge tonight. The I-35W bridge will again be lit orange at sunset in observance of Unity Day. Read more>>>

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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.

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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.