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.
I have been a bully. I bullied a girl on the school bus after school every day in 6th grade because that was my way of dealing with problems at home, and just a few weeks ago, i saw her facebook status, saying how she wanted to kill herself. and i felt awful knowing that i was one of the causes of her considering suicide. if she actually went through with it, i don't think i could've lived with myself. i felt disgusted that i didn't have the respect to not put her down and tease her all the time. so i messaged her and apologized for everything i've done. we're now friends. she didn't commit suicide and i am so thankful for that. but it's sad how someone killing themselves is what it takes to open the bully's eyes on how serious this can be. if you're being bullied, there is hope. you're perfect just the way you are and there's no excuse for anyone to bully you in any way.
Tabitha, 15, Ohio
Some stories I hear are people who have been bullied for years and years. I've only been bullied for a year. Yet, I am so affected by it. I was just talking to my friend over texts and all of a sudden a girl started to text me from their phone. I've been called ugly, anorexic, manly, a fish, easy, and they told me I should kill myself. Then she gave my number to her friends who then started to also call and text me the same thing. Bullying hurts. And all I needed was someone to talk to.
Hannah, 13, Massachusetts
So-far in my life i have seen people bullied and abused by others who mistreat them just because they can. I have seen gay kids beat up, and what some like to call nerds forced to do home work and beat down upon to the point where they may have drawn blood or broke a bone. I cant stand the fact that people no matter what there age feel that can take advantage of others and do what they please. At my high school i was the cool kid, the kid that got all the girls, got good grades and was a pretty good athlete. I was popular you could say, yet i would hang out with those that were bullied and mistreated. Most of these kids were really my friends , but i hung out with a lot of them to make sure that no one would harm them. No one messed with me, so no one messed with them. To the kids that bully, we are all people and to be on the other end of stick or to be the one bullied can effect your life in a dramatic negative way. To make someone live with fear and hatred in there hearts, where joy and happiness should be just ant right. Just remember that karma makes its way around and hits you 10x. To those that are bullied hang in there and don't take any abuse from no one, get help because there are people out there who can help. Last to those like me who watch from a far, help them.
Scott Rose, 18, Monsey New York
When i was still a little kid I was bullied for being muslim, I was bullied because my language to them was "Stupid". I never told my parents or anything like that because I knew that if i did they would inform the principle and it would get worse because they never gave up if you lectured them. It was all verbal and even though there was no physical it hurts. When ever I see someone get bullied I remember everything that happened and the hardest thing is..when I try to help I get bullied instead.
Meral, 12, Saudi arabia
because no one deserves to feel alone. people can be horrible and everyone deserves someone to vent to and stand up for them so they don't feel alone or not worthy. i care because i've experienced it and it is horrible, it's the worst and it needs to stop. start making a difference by holding someones hand when they need it, it will really help.
Safe and Supportive Schools Act will protect students and help educators prevent bullying
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Governor Mark Dayton signed the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law on April 9, 2014. Now, the important collaboration between students, educators, administrators, and parents begins as schools develop safer learning environments for every child in the state.
Julie Hertzog, Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, said, “Bullying has negatively impacted too many students for too long. Now that this law is in place, educators will have resources to address the behavior and students and families will know that they have the right to be safe at school.”
"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.
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.