Beyond Sticks & Stones: How to Help Your Child Address Bullying
This book offers bullying prevention strategies for children at home, in school and online. It is filled with information and practical tools that can help parents and other take action against bullying. A special section of the book provides specific tips for parents of children with disabilities.
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.
Download the 32-page Peer Advocacy Guide, a step-by step-booklet that looks at how to address bullying of students with disabilities by engaging, educating, and empowering their peers with advocacy skills.
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.
Teen pop star Rebecca Black, who rose to prominence in 2011 when the music video of her song “Friday” became the most viewed video of the year on YouTube, is speaking out about bullying prevention on behalf of PACER. “Bullying is something that affects so many and it can happen to anyone,” she says. “I know what it's like to have people make fun of you, and I know how much it can hurt. I just don't want other kids to have to go through that.”
Video: PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Video: Stand Up by Going Dark
Video: Hollywood Teens Unite Against Bullying
Video: Bravo Dance Center - Unity Dance 2012
Video: Stronger by Time for Three
Video: Tribe by Hayley Reardon
I care because I don't understand how someone can be so mean and feel okay about it. Sure, high school can be a really tough time fore everyone but that doesn't give anyone the right to bully someone else because they're different. There are other, healthier ways to get your anger out. There is no excuse for being a bully. I want it to stop.
Olivia, 18, California
I think that bullying is unacceptable because I think that it is unfair for normal kids to be bullied like this. Kids with disabilities are usally one of the highest targets because people think that just because they are diabled that they have no brain or a friend well that it not true everyone has feelings and that they deserve to be treated right because they are just like us.
Tylan, 11, Alpheretta
I was bullied before I switched class. I know how hard it is. I cried through four years of my life. The worst part was not having any friends. No one should have to suffer through this.
Sara, 14, Sweden
I was bullied in school from the time I was 10 years old. It hurt me immensely that nobody liked me at all but when I came to live with my grandparents it all changed for me. I found people who had things in common with me and I wasn't afraid to show what I was feeling anymore.
Celeste, 35, Ontario, Canada
I've been bullied by my friends, and i know how it feels like
They used my bad memories as their weapon to attack my heart, i'm being down for months, and i feel like i want to die quickly(suicide)
"You're egoist! You talk bad behind me so i don't have friends! Now i'm gonna give you the payback!" that's what he said to me
I am not talking bad about him, it's his own fault, he's giving us porn video, using bad words everytime, and, punching my best friend, and he's calling his mother to scold me
It is very hurt.
Now i try to fight back, and support my junior that being bullied too
Be strong, it's not your fault, they're just wanting you to be a scum, and they're gonna step on your head
You have my full support if you having the same problem like me
You have me on your back ;)
FamilySignal Partners with PACER to help parents monitor their children’s social media
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
FamilySignal – the online service that helps parents monitor their children’s social media accounts – is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to help protect children from cyberbullying. FamilySignal’s technology enables parents to be notified within minutes via text message when potential danger is detected so they can take immediate action. Learn more.
New Site Feature - Everyone’s Contribution Matters
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bullying touches so many lives and it often inspires the generous spirit in people who want to make a difference, support the cause, and change something that has happened to too many for too long. Every day students, parents, schools, and community members ask us, “What can I do to help?” In addition to individuals around the world sharing information about PACER resources, we receive heartfelt contributions of as little as five dollars from California to Maine, from Argentina to Norway and all around the globe, from donors ages 5 to 90. Read more about the new website section "Everyone's Contribution Matters".
Redbook article recommends PACER to readers
Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013
An article in Redbook’s March 2013 issue titled “Let’s Create a Bully-Free World” encourages people to take action against bullying by donating to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Read the article.
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 and a portion of the proceeds is donated to PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiative.