PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center is proud to partner with Disney during National Bullying Prevention Month in October
Tune into a special, themed episode of “Austin & Ally” on Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and an all-new episode of “Girl Meets World” on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, both in support of Disney Channel’s “Choose Kindness” campaign.
Check out the special t-shirt designed by 13-year-old Alex Angelo, host of Radio Disney's "Saturday Night Party" with Alex Angelo (Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. PT). A portion of sale proceeds donated to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.
Communities nationwide are invited to hold an event to raise awareness of safe schools and bullying prevention.
Digital Classroom Toolkit For Early Learners
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 to use for important character values education and for multi-subject learning. Learn more>>>
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.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
CustomInk Launches Its Fourth Annual “Be Good To Each Other” T-shirt campaign in support of PACER
This year, PACER’s UNITY DAY will take place on Wednesday, October 22, the day when everyone is encouraged to come together and wear orange to send a message of support, hope and unity. PACER’s exclusive 2014 UNITY DAY shirts are available for $12.00. CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
People think bulling is not a big problem but it is. I have been bullied since first grade and i still get bullied. I have told my techers my parents everyone i could for it could stop but it never did i hated it. Most of my teachers and others said ``Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me`` its not true it hurt they just dont know how it feels. i want to put a stop to bullying for other kids dont have to fell the hurt like i did.
Cynthia , 12, TX
I had been bullied since I was 10, and it doesn't feel good. It makes you feel strange, sad. It's terrible, and the worst part is that I don't have friends. So, I feel alone. I want this to change soon, very soon, 'cause I can't live like this anymore :( Demi, thank you so much for beeing an inspiration, you rock <3
Nekane, 14, ES
bullying is wrong. I know a kid that is bullied every day that kid now cuts her wrist just to release her pain. She has scars everywhere. She is totured day to day and worse yet she is a senior in high school and had to deal with all her life. Bullies everywhere need to be aware of what their bullying causes. They also need to know that they probally have no friends or allies because they torment everyone. So bullies grow up and give the other people a break. Also to the kids bullied I feel for you, I was bullied o. Now my friend goes through it and I help her however I can. So other people help your friends if they are going through bullying. Also if your friend is to scared to stand up for themselves, take up for them it is the best thing you could do. All n all just rememeber that karma comes back and if you bully now you will be bullied before the end.
chelsea, 17, south carolina
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 was bullied all through Jr. High and so far, most of high school. It hurts. Being bullied can ruin your life. I began self-harming myself for it because I was so alone. I only had two friends and we always fought because I was so depressed and I was never happy. Bullying is a terrible thing and it shouldn't be done. It gives you a horrible feeling. It knocks down your self worth and confidence. You end up believing every word they say about you and spiraling downward. It's never an easy thing to deal with. I still deal with it. I'm still trying to overcome my addiction to self-harm as well...
DISABILITY.GOV Features Bullying Prevention Resources
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Disability.gov, a resource for people with disabilities, their families, friends and organizations that serve them, highlighted resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in the August edition of the Disability Connection newsletter, “10 Things That Rule about Back-to-School.”
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for kids, but the prospect of bullying can be a burden on both first-time and returning students. In particular, children with disabilities may be at a higher risk for bullying. The PACER Center provides many resources to help parents and teachers talk to children about bullying, such as fact sheets on how to help your child recognize the signs of bullying or how to notify a school about a bullying situation. Read entire article>>>
What Happens When Bystanders Stand Up to Bullying?
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Besmartbewell.com and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center explore the important role bystanders play in preventing bullying.
Bullying and cyberbullying are a part of growing up today. Surveys show that nearly 30 percent of middle and high school students have been bullied at school and 43 percent have experienced cyberbullying in the past year.
Those witnesses, the bystanders, are the key to ending bullying, say experts interviewed by besmartbewell.com. “Bystanders have a powerful influence in preventing bullying,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “It has such power when peers are saying, ‘nobody deserves to be harmed; everybody deserves to be treated with respect.’”
To help teens unite against bullying, CustomInk is launching its 4th annual Be Good to Each Other bullying prevention campaign. Coinciding with the back-to-school season and October’s National Bullying Prevention month, the campaign encourages students, groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts. All profits from the sale of bullying prevention t-shirts will benefit CustomInk’s non-profit partner — PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through its resources. Learn more>>>
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 PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiatives.