Communities nationwide are invited to hold an event to raise awareness of safe schools and bullying prevention.
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:
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.
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.
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 or kids should deserve to have a good school experience not go to school in fear or because someone is going to criticize them because they think they are better then everyone else. I lost a good friend that committed suicide because of harsh comments and excessive physical/mental pushes. No one even him deserved that, why make something that kids and teens should enjoy hard and cruel and strike fear to where someone wants to get home schooled. I am currently enlisted in the marine corps yet i still myself get bullied and could react with violence but yet have the mind strength to not act out. However other people might not have that same ability. We have school shootings and violent crimes and or murders mostly because of bullying because those who get bullied cant take it anymore. I think its unfair and kids and teens or older do not deserve that. Why make the world more difficult then it is we should put individuality behind us and go through the tough world as one. Yes we will have war but that does not mean we cant help each other overcome the opposing side instead of bullying people until they wanna kill someone or themselves. I stand up for others in my school or when it is needed. This is why and how i shall always care for those who get harshly bullied in school..
Darian-, 18, Algobquin IL
I was bullied in different schools due to a disability and it hurts me to see people being bullied for simply being themselves. Bullying is not cool and schools and parents need to work together to send out the message about how bullying affects people of all ages.
Say NO to bullying.
Anonymous, 30, USA
When I was in 8th grade I was bullied, picked on, made fun of, and excluded from intramural sports all because I was not as tall as most of the boys in my grade. Each time the bullying happened my feelings were hurt and my self esteem began to go down. I now have a life threatening disorder and I have to receive counseling and medical treatment in another state, away from my family. I am also not able to go to high school like the other kids my age until I can regain my ability to control my thoughts and my sense of self worth. Bullying goes a lot further than just the day and time the negative actions occur. Please don't bully. Tell your friends to not bully people,and for that matter, tell any stranger not to bully. Putting people down can go a lot further than you know. Being bullied can be life altering. LIFE ALTERING. Please don't bully!
Sawyer, 16, California
i dont enjoy walking down my hallway & seeing people being bullied, it can lead to some very, very dangerous things, such as.., deppresion, fighting, and even sometimes if it gets too out of control, or if worse comes to worse, suicide. && i think that no-one should have to be afraid to go to school only because they are getting bullied...EVERYDAY.! just recently me and a group of my friends started a group at our school, called "Teen 2 Teen" where anyone can come & talk to any of us and tell us anything and everything, about them being bullied..and we do our best to help them and to put a stop to it.!!
Savanna , 13, Ohio
I care because bullying isn't right in any moral way. A long time ago, I was in middle school. Every day I was bullied because I was different. Yes, I read a LOT and yes, I was a nerd. But I didn't let bullying stop me. I was in control of that sitation and only I could stop it. So, I went to my guidance counseler and told her the things that were said to me. To this day, no more bullying has happened to me.
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.