Communities nationwide are invited to hold an event to raise awareness of safe schools and bullying prevention.
Digital Classroom Toolkit For Early Learners
Spookley is a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world. The toolkit provides links to free resources that teachers can bring directly into their classrooms to use for important character values education and for multi-subject learning. Learn more>>>
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.
because no one deserves to feel alone. people can be horrible and everyone deserves someone to vent to and stand up for them so they don't feel alone or not worthy. i care because i've experienced it and it is horrible, it's the worst and it needs to stop. start making a difference by holding someones hand when they need it, it will really help.
Kirbey, 14, Salem, OR
I used to drive school bus and still remember also being a student in high school. I know for fact that when children are being bullied, most of the adults around know about it. Kids talk and the adults hear. Dont let them fool you. I never allowed a child being mistreated on any of my buses but if you try to intervene, school faculty will not back you. Sometimes adults are petty enough to enjoy such things. You really need to get a law passed making every adult around the child, especially in school liable for this action. I mean it. Dont let the adults fool you.
Cheryl , 58, Connecticut
I am active in my school with a program called the buddy program. the buddy program at my middle school has the eighth graders helping and mentoring the 5/7th graders. the eighth graders are called the big buddies and the littler kids are called the little buddies. I am so excited for the fall so I can get started. working with them and helping to make my school a better place. For most of the little buddies you are one of their only friends so you need to be there for them. once I herd that you could sign up right now me and 2 of my closest friends said that when we got out of class we were going to the office to sign up.
BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
maddy, 13, maine
I used to live in South Dakota when I was 12, Now I moved to Virginia. When I got to my new school I thought I'd be fine and make some great friends, but as a few days passed, life got difficult. I made some friends but these three girls, who were popular but mean told some of my friends not to talk to me, and every lunch, nobody wanted to sit next to me, and when the girls pass me they threw stuff on me and called me names. And they would whisper to girls right in front of me and spread rumors about me constantly and I would be the last girl to be picked for partners or a team activities.
A girl spread a rumor once about me that if anyone touched or talked to me, They would become ugly, and the only person who supported me was my best friend Bella, When it was home time they would shout after me "Look, its Danielle the Ogre, Run everyone before she gets you!"
and i would run home crying.
I begged my parents If I could get homeschooled but It was hard to find a teacher.
So we moved to Texas and I made good friends in my New School :)
Bullying isn't nice, It hurts people's feelings.
We should stand up
I wanna thank Demi Lovato and Teens Against Bullying for helping me.
Danielle, 16, TX
When I was in the fifth grade, I was bullied to a point where my name was written on the wall, along with the boy that I had a crush on. I was terrified, and from there till now, I've been pretty bad with relationships, even just you're ordinary friendships. I know how much it hurts to be bullied; I ran to the library at my elementary school, sobbing. Now, I just try to stand up, because the person who's standing next to me may just be bullied sometime soon, and after that, I won't know what may happen to them. If that person committed suicide, I don't know what I would do with myself. Bullying can really only hurt people, both the victim and the bully. So I'm gonna try the hardest I can to stop it from here out.
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.