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We Will Generation™

Student-led movement uniting students to create positive inspired change.

Today’s generation of students is ready to take action and uniquely positioned to prevent and stop bullying. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative that uses a students-teaching-students model.

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Carmen is a member of the Kids Against Bullying “Club Crew”, and she knows a lot about how to prevent bullying. She gives great advice about bullying to kids around the country.

Read what Carmen said to other kids, and ask her your own question!

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I Care Because

One of my best friends was scared out of his school because he was threatened. A football player looked at him and threatened to kill him because he was gay. It scard my friend so much that he wouldn't give up his name. He just transfered schools. He used to be so proud of who he is. He's not proud anymore. And he should be. 
I've always been against bullying, and tried to fight against it, but this situation with my friend has really opened up my eyes to how BIG of a problem is it. He is why I'm standing up. Because no one, whether straight, gay, overweight, underweight, mentally handicapped, black, white, no matter who they are, NO ONE deserves to be bullied. That's why I care. And that's why I'm fighting for them.~

Tori, 17, FL

I Am too a victim for being bullied.... i get picked on everyday because f my body and my characteristics.... being as small as i am is somthing that i take for granted.... in middle school people try to do things that make them look cool =... like bulling  i have been pushed, hit, thrown, and spit on and i have recently gone into magor depression, my mom has done as much as she can to help me and i am on the road to recovery...... for all of you poeple out there afraid of standing up , afraid of everything dont be if you need a helping hand follow me on tumblr at charlOtte-russe.... im here and awlays will be thnks for reading my story and lets stand up to those bullies because they have something in their life thats hurting them and just want to have the feeling of other people hurting with them ... bulling is a thought that fears teens everyday so lets get rid or that fear and when kids go to school to not be afraid to be glad that they are somewhere in a safe and educational enviroment:)<3

Ashley, 14, Florida

I've been bullied all my life, and I know what it feels like. It feels horrible knowing that people don't aprove who you are, and it feels even worse that people don't let you be yourself. I care because I know that I am not the only one going through this...there are thousands of other people who feel like I do. I care because bullying is like taking someones life and tear it into pieces little by little until it is totally destroyed. I care because I don't want my life, neither anyone else's to be destroyed futurely because of this.

Samantha, 16, Monterrey, Mexico

I've dealt with bullying for a lot of my life.  I've never fit in, I've always been different, I'm quieter, just an ideal target for someone hungry to  bully someone else....It hurts, like for those who don't understand this really it's just this super deep pain you feel.  I've had several kinds of bullying, verbal and cyber.  I blamed myself for so much of it when it never was my fault.  I've considered several times wanting to switch schools, but I always told myself it would get better.  And it has gotten better.  I've felt so down low I considered things I shouldn't have, and I did harm to myself also.  It wasn't worth it.  It took the pain away temporarily but it never helped much because I always wanted to do it again and again.  I eventually got encouraged by people who started to admire things about me, how there was no fear of being different, and not changing because of others want me to.  It was a rough journey but I think I have made it really far.  People really appreciate you being your true self, so don't let others bully you from it.  Stay strong my friends, and stand up and speak up for those afraid of it.  I never had it, but you can be that person who can help change so much.  You can be the life changer who could save someone from so much pain and misery.  I love all you random people who I don't know!  We stay strong together, united.

Kirsten, 15, Michigan, USA

I myself Raymond have been bullied for literally eer since I was 9. When I was younger I used 2 get called names, I was called fat, ugly gay on numerous times, when I was in elementary school up until now it goes on sometimes, I mean it hurts, it hurts ALOT, even by family members, that's when I reall lost it and just literally gave up on everything school, life, family everything, I've tried suicide many times, it didnt work the way I wanted it to, I must be here for a reason still, I've developed an eating disorder didnt know guys can suffer, yes they can, I have I lost ALOT of weight I mean from 160 to 130 I've lost ALOT, but Im here to inspire others who go through the same thing everyday I'm here, I'm one one your friends, I know how it feels, bullying need I be stopped now.

Raymond, 18, La

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Your Story is Powerful

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This past October, Michael and Marisa, two inspirational spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, hosted the “Your Story is Powerful” event to give teens across the country an opportunity to share their personal experiences with bullying. We received many entries and thank everyone who participated! Josh, who is 14 years old, was randomly selected to receive the MacBook Air. Here is Josh’ story about bullying:

It all happened one day at recess in 3rd grade. I was on the swings pumping my legs back and forth in a rhythmic pattern, when suddenly the rhythmic pattern came to a halt and my life was never the same. Two girls, who appeared to be in 2nd grade, came up to the swings and started calling me ‘handicapped.’ Then they proceeded to tease me and sing in a tuneful, but tasteless song; ‘handicap, handicap, handicap.’ I knew that I shouldn’t let this incident go unnoticed, because, after all, they were bullying me. My friend, who was sitting next to me at the time, told me to a) ignore them and b) tell a supervisor. So we went to seek the assistance of a supervisor and told her what happened. She then came with us to the scene of the incident and punished the two girls by sending them inside.

For those of you who think that I was being a tattletale, I wasn’t. From that point on, I knew that I would be a strong advocate for people with disabilities. Now I am involved in my community by spreading the word around to end the “R-word” even if it is just fellow classmates I am spreading the word to. My hope is that my friends will tell their friends and eventually start a chain reaction, showing that one person can make a difference in their community. This is also an example of actions speak louder than words, because even though words can hurt, we as humans can overcome them and take a stand. This incident has helped to shape the person that I am today, and my message toward my other friends and peers to be more inclusive and advocate for what they believe and value.

Again, thank you to Michael and Marisa for hosting this event and for their continued support of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. With events like “Your Story is Powerful,” students can continue to raise awareness about the importance of bullying prevention.

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014

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