The word “bullying” often conjures up an image of a schoolyard scene, with a big, intimidating student towering over a small, cowering child. That’s just one face of bullying — and of children who bully. Another face of a bully might be … that of your child. Surprised? Many parents are. Often they have no idea that their child is harassing other children. Yet knowing the facts — and acting to change the situation — is vitally important in making the future safer for your child and all children.
A visual, age appropriate 14-page guide with easy to understand information. The guide provides the basics for talking with students about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
Facebook, Instagram and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center partner to create a new guide for parents
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create the guide, “Safety in the Online Community: A conversation with your 13-year-old about Facebook and Instagram” to help parents talk with their teens about using Facebook and Instagram. The guide covers setting up a new account, safety tips, and commonly asked questions. The guide is also accompanied by discussion points for talking with your child and how to respond to harassing content.
Want to know what to do when your child is being bullied?
Read PACER’s most recent blog post on Babble.com, the highly acclaimed online magazine and blog network published by the Walt Disney Company for parents.
It began with complaints of a stomachache, followed by headaches and sore throats and other excuses about not feeling well. Although Amy wasn’t sure why, before long it became obvious that her 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, did not want to go to school.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
Video: Everybody Come On (It’s On Us) by Keenan West + Secret Mean Stinks
Video: Hold On by Charissa Hogeland
Video: Broken by Anna Richey
We Will Generation
Resources designed to encourage student to student conversation.
Designed for schools and other organizations to leverage resources, at no cost and easily accessible on-line, to encourage students to educate, inspire and support each other to address bullying and create kinder and safer schools.
" some people aren't aware of what other people feel. Just because you have no life doesn't mean you can pick on someone. No one deserves to be bullied. So help stop it. Start a nationwide campign. Make your school No place for hate. We deserve to be free to have the rights to be ourselves whether it be a jock, nerd or even a popular kid. Stop bullying!
Adrienne, 18, Georgia
I used to be a bully. I was horrible to so many kids and I used the excuse of having bad things happening in my life, not realizing that the kids that I bullied could have some bad things happening in their lives as well. I learned about a kid that I bullied life. And it was horrible. It sucks now that I ook back and know that I just added more pain. Once I figured it out, I wrote him a letter telling him how sorry I was. Fortunately to this day he and I are friends. I feel so lucky that he forgave me. Now I am a completely different person and if you ask my peers at school they would say I am the sweetest kid they know. I want to help the bullied and the bullies. I stand up for kids who are picked on and I will leave my lunch table and go sit with someone that is sitting by themselves even though it not what everyone else is doing. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE BULLIED. And for the bullies I ask that you try to put yourself in that kid's shoes adn wonder what they have to deal with at school AND HOME. Hopefully when we all get older we can just tell our kids about how people USED TO BE bullied because they were different or an easy target and say that we are glad that it no longer exists. Hopefully one day this will all be ancient history. For the bullied kids I want you to know that you are loved and cared for and that it will stop. Try your hardest to stay strong. Peace luv rcknroll
Marie, 14, IN
I was bullied. I was in a bad place before i was being bullied & i was trying to get better. I have a best friend who lives in CT. when i moved out to NV she got bullied hard core. She is currently suicidal because all of our old friends left her. Im across the country & she is like a sister to me. I love her & i cant lose her. IM TAKING A STAND FOR HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kait, 12, Nevada
my friends as we speak are being cyberbullied by a bunch of guys who are calling them fat and ugly. I care because it isn't right for such beautiful and amazing people to be bullied.
We had an aseembly at school with a father talking about how his son killed himself from being bullied, and I do not want to see or heear about anyone going through this. We need to raise awarreness
Sara, 17, Long Island, NY
I actually used to bully a girl like 5 years ago just for fun, but I didn't realized how harmful that could be for the girl , suddenly I stop seeing her and years later on messenger she told me that she was about to commit suicide because of me because all the things I said to her, since that moment I realized it wasn't a game and it is something serious.
PACER releases powerful ‘Turn a Life Around’ video
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Bullying knocks down thousands of kids every day, but when one person stands with them, they are not alone. In this powerful new video by PACERâ€™s National Bullying Prevention Center, students can learn how to make a difference in the life of someone who is being bullied through simple actions such as acknowledging them, talking to them, and accepting them. Watch the video>>>
Paying it Forward
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
When Matthew Messer of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., saw a young teen being pressured by his peers, he stepped in to help the boy make the right decision. What Matthew didn’t know is that his kind actions were being filmed by the popular TV series, “What Would You Do,” which uses actors and hidden cameras to find out what people will do when they are put face to face with some of life’s most difficult dilemmas.
Since the show aired on ABC on June 12, Matthew has been praised for his compassion. Now, he is paying it forward by holding an online fundraiser for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. His company, Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC, is matching all donations up to $2,500!
Helping Your Child if Your Child is Experiencing Bullying
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015
The latest issue of Camp Navigator, an online magazine for campers, parents, and families, featured an article on PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Helping Your Child If Your Child is Experiencing Bullying,” outlines steps parents can take to create an action plan to help their child and includes a list of resources parents can use to notify the school, talk to their child, and protect their child from cyberbullying. The story begins on page 26. Read more>>>
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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.