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.
NEW! - Spanish Translations
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.
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community. This step-by-step guide will help you plan, promote, and execute a variety of events throughout the year using Facebook tools.
A visually friendly, age appropriate 16-page colorful guide for early learners. The guide provides helpful information to use when talking with children about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
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.
Video: PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Video: Hollywood Teens Unite Against Bullying
Video: Stand Up by Going Dark
Video: Stronger by Time for Three
Make a choice to prevent bullying through kindness, compassion and positivity
The Choose Orange campaign features bullying prevention-themed snap wrist bands - which you can use to raise awareness and to raise money for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and your school.
I've been there, I have been physically and mentally been bullied for two and a half years straight. During that time, I was torn down. The physical pain was hurtful, but the emotional trauma was overbearing, it literally added insult to injury. I started abusing my self, hitting, cutting, burning, and then I came close to committing suicide. I sat in the bathtub, pressing my razor to my wrist. Nothing felt worse then watching your self confidence and happiness being ripped from you. Even now, two years later, I struggle with depression and thoughts of cutting, and even though I do think about it, I try every day to be happy, to smile, to laugh. Be cause I absolutely refuse to let myself be a victim, to go back to that piteous state of emptiness. We need to stop others from experiencing this horrible pain, we need to speak up an d change the world, open everybody's eyes to the change that needs to happen! to many people are turning a blind eye and that makes it worse! Together, teachers, parents, students, all alike, can raise awareness, and stop this violent curse. Before it claims more lives.
Darla, 15, California
I don't think I have been bullied yet but I still think Bullying someone is NOT OKAY. My friends and I were called some bad names at school but actually we stood up for ourselves and it actually has kinda stopped yet. Since weve been so brave and self confident to stand up for ourselves, we actually get along with some people we never thought we would.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS. I know it's hard but I think it really helps. Good luck.
Teens against Bullying.
Katha, 16, DE
SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD DONT LET OTHER PEOPLE BRING YOU DOWN.
anonymous, 11, sarasota
i've been bullied not really bad though and i've like always had the corage to stand up for myself so evenaully people knew i want afraid they still try but i have a lot of self confidence and im like yep totally and they can never get me to break
kristin, 12, WA
My friends and I used to bully a girl that we didn't like in 5th grade. Things changed the next year. In 6th grade, I was the victim of bullying. I felt terrible and I wanted to take back everything I said to that poor girl in 5th grade. If I could go back in time, i'd change the way I treated the girl.
"Spread the Word to End the Word" Day on March 5, 2014
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.
Fashion Show Rewards PACER Teen
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.
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.