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.
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. PACER’s exclusive 2014 UNITY DAY shirts are available for $12.00. CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
It is just mest up to be mean or rude to some one even if its the truth.
I see it ever day and I do stop when and if I can. High school can be hard telling older kids to stop, but its the right thing to do.And it makes you a good person and people will like you more,
megan , 14, Co.lamar
I care about bullying because I've been through it myself. Sure, I know how it feels to say "I wish I didn't have to live through all this anymore." I know how it feels to want to take your life away with a single cut. Trust me, it's not worth it at all. So many people love seeing a smile across your face. Some people can't go a day with out seeing you. To someone in this world, you mean something greater than life it self. One life gone scars dozens more. Please, stay strong, speak out and stay alive. If you feel like no one in life cares.. I do.
Julie , 12, NY
I don`t like watching people sad , I wish I can help
and I became happy if I was the reason of someone to be happy and
I never want to be that mean girl
I just love helping people
lana, 14, syria
I've been through alot in regards to being bullied. Alot that people don't know. It can take a great tole on your self-esteem and the way you interact with others. Nothing will ever hit as hard as life but I was willing to get hit and rise above it rather then let myself fall. I thought I didn't need help but most us do. That one helping hand can help turn your life around. You have to learn to accept who you are and adore that person you see in the mirror. The things people say about you are mere opinions that are nothing compared to the way in which you see yourself. :) You can be strong like I was and take the scars you were left with and use them as motivation towards a better life, helping others along the way. Think of everything you went through as a mere obstacle in the way of someone who is capable of doing anything they set their heart to do.
Angie, 17, California
I have sort of been in the closet for my bullying. I never told anyone I was bullied because I was a afraid too and I didn't think people could understand what I was going through. I have been bullied for 6 years and it took me 5 years to finally tell someone that I was being horribly bullied. I need help.
DISABILITY.GOV Features Bullying Prevention Resources
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Disability.gov, a resource for people with disabilities, their families, friends and organizations that serve them, highlighted resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in the August edition of the Disability Connection newsletter, “10 Things That Rule about Back-to-School.”
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for kids, but the prospect of bullying can be a burden on both first-time and returning students. In particular, children with disabilities may be at a higher risk for bullying. The PACER Center provides many resources to help parents and teachers talk to children about bullying, such as fact sheets on how to help your child recognize the signs of bullying or how to notify a school about a bullying situation. Read entire article>>>
What Happens When Bystanders Stand Up to Bullying?
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Besmartbewell.com and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center explore the important role bystanders play in preventing bullying.
Bullying and cyberbullying are a part of growing up today. Surveys show that nearly 30 percent of middle and high school students have been bullied at school and 43 percent have experienced cyberbullying in the past year.
Those witnesses, the bystanders, are the key to ending bullying, say experts interviewed by besmartbewell.com. “Bystanders have a powerful influence in preventing bullying,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “It has such power when peers are saying, ‘nobody deserves to be harmed; everybody deserves to be treated with respect.’”
To help teens unite against bullying, CustomInk is launching its 4th annual Be Good to Each Other bullying prevention campaign. Coinciding with the back-to-school season and October’s National Bullying Prevention month, the campaign encourages students, groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts. All profits from the sale of bullying prevention t-shirts will benefit CustomInk’s non-profit partner — PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through its resources. Learn more>>>
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.