"Choose Kindness" is part of Disney ABC Television Group's efforts to create a bullying prevention campaign to encourage kids and parents around the country to help put an end to bullying by choosing kindness. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is among the partners.
As part of this initiative, Disney Channel will air special, themed episodes of “Girl Meets World” on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET and “Austin & Ally” Thursday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET.
Unlock items in Disney Club Penguin: Players can unlock an orange T-shirt and a megaphone with code 2BEHEARD to rally in support of Unity Day. For every megaphone and orange T-shirt unlocked in-game, Club Penguin will donate $1 (up to $50,000) to support bullying prevention.
||Additionally, Club Penguin has teamed with 14 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), who is a big supporter of the -bullying prevention cause. Watch Alex’s video as he shares the message to "Be Heard" and stand up against bullying.|
Want to know what to do when your child is being bullied?
Read PACER’s most recent blog post on Babble.com, the highly acclaimed online magazine and blog network published by the Walt Disney Company for parents.
It began with complaints of a stomachache, followed by headaches and sore throats and other excuses about not feeling well. Although Amy wasn’t sure why, before long it became obvious that her 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, did not want to go to school.
PACER & TWIGTALE PARTNER ON CUSTOMIZABLE BOOK TO HELP YOUNG CHILDREN UNDERSTAND AND PREVENT BULLYING
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In support of Unity Day, and in partnership with Babble.com, PACER is working with the experts at Twigtale to create a customizable book to prevent bullying. The book helps young children understand how to be a good friend and how to assert oneself when not being treated respectfully. A leading child development expert scripted the easy-to-use template, available on Twigtale.com. You simply add photos and details to create the book personalized to your child. A portion of proceeds will be donated to PACER!
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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.
- NEW! - The WE WILL Generation
Students Leading The Bullying Prevention Movement
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:
Notificando a los Administradores Escolares de Inquietudes Sobre el Hostigamiento
(Notifying School Administrators of Harassment Concerns)
Notificando a la Escuela Acerca de un Incidente de Bullying Mediante el Uso de una Carta – Formulario
(Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident - Using a Template Letter)
Plan de Acción Para el Estudiante en Contra del Bullying and ¡Tu Plan de Acción en Contra del Bullying!
Your Action Plan Against Bullying!
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: Club Penguin Supports Bullying Prevention Month
Video: Stronger by Time for Three
Your Story is Powerful!
Hi! We are Michael and Marisa, teen spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
During the month of October, we are encouraging all teens to share their story. Selected stories will be posted to the website and one will be chosen at random to receive a MacBook Air!
Unity Day T-shirts:
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. Though ordering in time for Unity day has closed, you can still support the cause! CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
I've seen people i really care about be bullied and kids that i don't even know, and sometimes i think that it hurts me worse then it does them.
But i want bullying to stop for everyone, no one deserves to be treated the way some people are. I'm going to do everything i can to stop bullying in my school, and in schools everywhere! I don't want my kids or grandkids to be afraid to go too like some kids are today..
Amber, 16, AR
I've been bullied before and it does hurt. My friend thinks she's ugly when she's one of the most beautiful people in the world. Adults have made this stereotype that just because kids are young, they are happy. But, the truth is, kids can feel like they don't belong anywhere. Teachers and principals think that school is a safe place for everyone when it isn't. If you are being bullied, wear that beautiful smile of yours and let everyone know that you're stronger than everyone thinks. You're beautiful and loved by someone. Stay strong and DON'T give up.
Victoria, 11, California
Bullying should just stop RIGHT NOW. The people who had never been bullied before always say: "words don't hurt". Actually, they do. Alot. Since i was 4(i started kindergarten) it all began. Kids were calling me names and things like that. I was 11 when my class all set up an email to some person telling that i had just 4 more months to live because i had cancer. When i was 12 i went to highschool (that's how it goes here). I left all those "friends" from that school and went alone to a new school. I had SUCH an amazing year! I made alot of new friends who are still my friends right now as im 15. Though i met alot of fake friends in between. I was all happy till October. My niece couldn't handle her life anymore... i found her after i called the police that there was something very wrong. She was like a twin sister to me. She looked like me. We both had the same problems. We were always cheerin' up eachother. But it was to much for her what happend in her life. Because of that i went straight in a depression. I got help now from people that have their job to help people. Because im so shy, i can't say anything back to the people who bully. They always laugh at me and calling me names because of my weight. Im sick of it. But DEMI is helping me through everything with her music and her support to her fans. Someday i will stand up for myself. Someday. BULLYING SHOULD STOP NOW!!!!!
Tessa, 15, Netherlands
I've been teased a LOT! And I don't even know why. The reason why I join Teens Against Bullying is because I want to make a difference, I don't want people in this world to suffer because of Bullying! I want them to feel how childhood really is and I want bullies to realize that they're just making a bad choice doing this. In my opinion if Bullies want to be treated nicely they have to earn it themselves. And This just needs to END!
Rose, 16, Philippines
I care because I know what it feels to be bullied. I know this because i'vebeen bullied. This hurt me a lot and the bully was in my class sometime I didnt want to go to school but I didnt tell no one so I had to go to school.
Ashley , 12, New York
Students pledge to join the WE WILL Generation
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In celebration of Unity Day on October 22, students at Bailey Intermediate of North Lamar, Texas, pledged to join The WE WILL Generation to stand up against bullying. Leading up to Unity Day, each fourth and fifth grader drew a hand and arm with a positive response to bullying, such as “I WILL raise people up, NOT down.” Students created posters about acceptance and kindness, which were hung around campus, and nurses sold orange bracelets. On Unity Day, students wore orange and participated in a “MIX IT UP” challenge by sitting with someone new at lunch. Learn more>>>
Schools warned on legalities of bullying
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By Jane Meredith Adams of EdSource
PACER’s Executive Director Paula F. Goldberg is quoted in an article on EdSource about the recent guidance issued to schools reminding them of their legal responsibility to stop such bullying of children with disabilities or risk violating federal anti-discrimination laws. “The vulnerability of kids with disabilities — a child with Asperger’s, a child who’s deaf, a child with a learning disability” — puts them at increased risk of harm, said Goldberg. “We have to teach kids to respect all kids,” she said. “We have to have kindness.” Read more>>>
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
On Unity Day, Oct. 22, Disney’s Playlist blog encouraged followers to join their favorite Disney stars in standing up against bullying. Disney Channel and Radio Disney stars created videos sharing their experiences with bullies, including Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Sabrina Carpenter, and songwriting brothers Kyle and Kade. Learn more>>>
Support PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
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.