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: Invisible (Cover by Marina Morgan)
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.
no one should have to be bullied or outcasted just because they are different. we were'nt made to fitin. we were made to stand out. if we try too hard to fit in then we eventually fade into the background and lose a sense of who we really are. we should use our differences to become people of greatness
hektor, 18, texas
I get bullied at school just because im from a different country and i cant speak english propely and im too scared to tell the teacher because im probably gonna get even more bullied :(
Agnes, 13, Uk
I know what it feels like to get bullied. I get bullied everyday. No matter what anyone does, it doesnt stop. I wish it would all just stop. But no one seems to care.
angel, 16, Oklahoma
I have been bullied and it wasnt because I was socially awkward of because I did anything I wasn't suppose to... I wanted to be normal and to fit in but I couldnt I was bullied for the worst reason any kid my age could think of, I was great at sports, an good drawer and a nice person to everyone, but I had just gotten to the USA from Mexico I didnt know any English and my life was a hell I didnt know the names they were calling me and had only 1 friend who later on the year moved and I was alone no one would defend me and I would be the lonely girl in the corner that wanted to be left alone, I was beaten up everyday by everyone I could remember my own cousin too... Through sixth grade I managed to learn English and I wanted to learn more by my 7th grade I read to senior (12th grade) level to later on be the nerd and be bullied for that again in 8th grade I became a "trouble maker" I was able to fit in and no one bullied me and I didnt bullied anyone but one day I stood up for someone that was being beaten up and from there they bullied me... but this time I didnt care, until high school when i thought my life was suppose to be better as a freshman i was shoved into lockers and I was tripped and maken fun of I was not the cool kid as a sophomore now I stand up and I support people that need me I wanted to be someone and make a difference, I did and now I am able to help others
Diana, 15, West Chicago IL
I was severely bullied in eighth grade. I missed countless days of school and would beg my mother not to make me go. I was alienated and ganged up on. One moment I had friends and the next the entire class was against me. Those who wanted to befriend me chose not to for fear of being next. I sat alone at lunch, cried in the bathroom, faked sick and even contemplated suicide. Kids are cruel. It is impossible for a classroom to be supervised every moment of the day. There will always be small moments of freedom and thats all a bully needs. They are smart, they will wait for the perfect moment to attack and not be seen. The more you complain or cry out for help, the harder they will try to destroy you. I know this because I faced it head on. BUT...I survived :) Im older now, and completely humbled by the event. I have had every single person who ever threw stones at me, apologize. I learned to accept the words Im sorry because I deserved them and it was a way to release the anger I had been carrying for too long. I won homecoming queen my senior year and will never forget my mom wispering in my ear, "I hope theyre watching." Guess what, THEY WERE. If you're reading this and you feel like giving up, please dont. Dont let them win. You deserve happiness and it will find you again. <3
"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.