Hold an event in your community or start a classroom discussion!
Send the message to students who are bullied that they are not alone!
Create communities that join together against bullying.This campaign provides education and resources on ways to provide support, hope and help for those who have experienced bullying. Features classroom and event toolkits designed to start conversation and initiate action on ways to “be there” united together against bullying.
Unity Day Posters –
Promote Unity Day by displaying this poster in your school, home, or community.
Bullying can be an isolating experience not just for the kids involved, but for their parents, too. Fortunately, there is help. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers “Helping Your Child” to guide parents to address bullying situations, including those involving students with disabilities.
The online toolkit “Stop Bullying Before It Starts” is the result of a PACER partnership with the team that developed “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” a book for young children. 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
The word “bullying” often conjures up an image of a schoolyard scene, with a big, intimidating student towering over a small, cowering child. That’s just one face of bullying — and of children who bully. Another face of a bully might be … that of your child. Surprised? Many parents are. Often they have no idea that their child is harassing other children. Yet knowing the facts — and acting to change the situation — is vitally important in making the future safer for your child and all children.
A visual, age appropriate 14-page guide with easy to understand information. The guide provides the basics for talking with students about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
Video: Everybody Come On (It’s On Us) by Keenan West + Secret Mean Stinks
Video: Hold On by Charissa Hogeland
Video: Broken by Anna Richey
We Will Generation
Resources designed to encourage student to student conversation.
Designed for schools and other organizations to leverage resources, at no cost and easily accessible on-line, to encourage students to educate, inspire and support each other to address bullying and create kinder and safer schools.
Nobody deserves to be treated like they're nothing. Everyone has a purpose in this life. Everyone on this site inspires me so much, you are all so strong. Don't give up now, prove you are more than them.
Victoria, 16, Illinois
When I was in middle school, I was an immature kid who did stupid stuff and enjoyed it. But then as I entered high school I came down with a horrendous disease that took much of my enjoyment of life away. My family sent me to a treatment center and I made a full recovery. The people at the center told me that I would be able to fit back into life just like everyone else when I got better, but I never have been able to. I think everyone my age isn't worth being friends with and I haven't exactly enjoyed my life since I got out of the center. My sadness this summer has quickly led me to believe that my purpose in life may not be to enjoy, but to help others so they don't struggle through life. I hope to form an anti-bullying organization this coming school year.
Jake, 16, Pa
i care because i dont like bullies they should know how to protect them selves from bullies when they are being bullied
michael , 20, new jersy
I was bullied all throughout school. It was the worst in middle and high school. It got to a point I didn't want to talk to anyone in fear they'd pick on me. I had people spray silly string in my hair, call me names... I even had a group of girls put my name in the homecoming court nominations as a joke (kind of like the movie Carrie). And even though I graduated 5 years ago, to this day, some of the things they said still affect me and I'm very self-concious about myself. It's something that I've had to work on day by day. I just think to myself that they only said mean things to pull attention away from their flaws. And day by day, little by little, and with the support of my friends and loved ones, I see more good in me than bad. Nobody should ever think they're alone when it comes to bullying. Because you're never alone. There's people out there who know what you're going through and will help you through your issues. Hopefully one day, bullying will be a thing in the past and people will actually treat others with the decency they deserve.
Tori, 22, Ft. Myers, FL
Up since middle school & now i am still bullied. but more back in middle school. it mostl likely stopped when i got to high school. but i was still ridiculed & haunted by what people called me. I can never put away what they have haunted within me. I only wish to be able to talk to some one. But i have no confidence in myself. I have always been afraid to speak up. I hurt people because of what i have been through in my past & what i am still going through now. I only wish that someday i can be a better person. I know that, that can only happen if i start making some good new changes in my life. But it is so hard.
To help students learn how to prevent bullying in their communities, Duck® brand is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to spread the word with its “Stick Together™” program.
Through this unique awareness-building initiative, Duck® brand will share a positive message with students about taking a stand against bullying. Duck® brand will be hitting the road with its custom, bright green, 31-foot Duck® Bus for its annual “Rolls Across America” Tour, which will visit 25 schools from August through November, reaching approximately 10,000 students along the way.
Duck® brand has also launched a limited edition “Stick Together Against Bullying” print tape and will be donating 10 cents from the purchase of each roll with a maximum donation of $20,000 to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Learn more>>>
PACER releases powerful ‘Turn a Life Around’ video
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Bullying knocks down thousands of kids every day, but when one person stands with them, they are not alone. In this powerful new video by PACERâ€™s National Bullying Prevention Center, students can learn how to make a difference in the life of someone who is being bullied through simple actions such as acknowledging them, talking to them, and accepting them. Watch the video>>>
Paying it Forward
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
When Matthew Messer of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., saw a young teen being pressured by his peers, he stepped in to help the boy make the right decision. What Matthew didn’t know is that his kind actions were being filmed by the popular TV series, “What Would You Do,” which uses actors and hidden cameras to find out what people will do when they are put face to face with some of life’s most difficult dilemmas.
Since the show aired on ABC on June 12, Matthew has been praised for his compassion. Now, he is paying it forward by holding an online fundraiser for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. His company, Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC, is matching all donations up to $2,500!
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is excited to announce our new partnership with SurveyMonkey Contribute and a new way for anyone to give their 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.