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I Care Because

I care about bullying becuase i was once bullied. I will tell you, it's not fun. Beautiful kids are put down everyday. Remeber, there are over 4 billion people in this world, and dont let one of them hurt you. 

Erika, 13, Minnestoa

I have been bullied since i was in 7th Grade. Now a high school Junior and a Freshman In college. Although life has hit me hard I keep my head high. I don't let anyone step in front of my dreams. People have called me every name in the book , told me die even told me I'm worthless. Almost everyday i would cry, cry for hours, and cry myself to sleep. People began to call me fat my freshman year of high school. I began going days sometimes even weeks without eating. My mom stopped me and told me it wasn't worth not eating. I thought of every possible way to commit suicide ?NEVER went through with it. As the years pasted? of all the cruel people . I am who i am today because of what happen. I don't know where or who i would be if this didn't happen. Im not proud of everything i chose to do in my past but I'm happy now. I'm ready to stand against bullying. I put my foot down and don't let anyone jump in front. Be true to yourself. My name is Emily and i was a VICTUM.

Emily, 17, Anonymous

  People always think thats it's not a big deal to be bullied. That everyone goes through it and it's just a part of life. They don't think about how much the words they say or the actions they do may hurt someone. I've been in the position where I've just wanted to give up because I felt like no one in the world wanted me. I still feel like that sometimes. No matter what people say, being bullied is a huge problem, especially if you're a teenager. No one likes to feel like that.
  If people stopped and thought about what they said for once and thought over how their next words or actions may effect someone, then maybe we wouldn't have bullying. But people don't, so it's here. But enough is enough. Let's stop bullying right here, right now. It's time for it to end.

Autumn, 15, TN

I Care Because, People Should Not Feel Like They  Do Not Belong Here.

Kitana, 15, Bixby, Ok

I was bullied for most of my life. And it has a lasting affect on me I am working with my therapist to help forget some of my memory's of bullying not just from other kids but even some grown ups picked on me. I became a lone wolf and did not make friends until recently because I was afraid of other kids. Now I'm righting a Noval and getting high grades. I hope this stops.:( from h.s 

Haley, 14, Bloomfield hills mi

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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:

Notificando a los Administradores Escolares de Inquietudes Sobre el Hostigamiento
(Notifying School Administrators of Harassment Concerns)
Ten steps for a parent to take in reporting bullying to school

Notificando a la Escuela Acerca de un Incidente de Bullying Mediante el Uso de una Carta – Formulario
(Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident - Using a Template Letter)
Guides for parents when writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and “fill in the blank” spaces so the letter can be customized for the child’s situation.

Plan de Acción Para el Estudiante en Contra del Bullying and ¡Tu Plan de Acción en Contra del Bullying!
Your Action Plan Against Bullying!
A student action plan is an opportunity for students – either on their own or with their parents and teachers – to develop a strategy to prevent the bullying that is happening to them or someone else.

Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

PACER Center is proud to support Special Olympics and Best Buddies in celebrating "Spread the Word to End the Word" day which raises awareness about the hurtfulness of the r-word. PACER’s “Peer Advocacy” program offers resources to protect students with disabilities from being bullied.

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Students have the power to create change in their communities to prevent bullying, but they aren’t always recognized for their hard work. On February 24th, however, at the “Green Lights Against Bullying” fashion show in New York, one young woman will be recognized for her work to prevent bullying in her school, community, and around the country. Christina Wagner, co-chair of PACER’s Faces of Change student group, will be awarded a college scholarship in recognition of her amazing national efforts to help keep students safe from bullying.

Christina was chosen as the recipient of this award because of her incredible story of enduring and ultimately overcoming being bullied. One of the organizers of the event, Rick Galvin, said that they were all very moved by Christina’s story. “We respect Christina for overcoming it [bullying] and turning this negative into a positive and helping her peers. We knew we had to help so she can continue to grow and help others.” Christina writes, “This event couldn’t mean more to me. Thanks to PACER, I have finally taken my voice back, after being silenced for so long, and to be honored for that is truly amazing. I’m so grateful for the financial help with college, that means so much to me and my family. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of an amazing thing like bullying prevention. It’s truly inspiring to know how many people really do care.”

The event, hosted by Saboroma, will feature singer Meredith O’Connor performing her new song “Just the Thing” and includes a fashion show, silent auction, and live jazz band. Learn more about the event.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center wishes to extend our congratulations to Christina for this honor and express our gratitude to Saboroma and Meredith O’Connor for their support of bullying prevention.

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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.

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 PACERís Kids Against Bullying initiatives.