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I was severely bullied for 5 years and it was so bad that I had to switch schools. I was at the lowest point in my life and I was about to attempt suicide however a concerned classmate told her mom she thought I was going to do something bad to myself that day. Her mom called the police and right before I attempted to commit suicide a officer rang my doorbell and called my parents. Before that point (about 4 years into the bullying) my parents didn't really think much of what was going on at school. I didn't vocalize my depression and problems at school because I was terrified that my parents would make the situation worse. After they were notified everything changed. My parents did everything they could from writing letters to the principal (who didn't do anything) to going to the school board demanding that I be removed from that school. What I'm trying to say is that I understand what its like to feel so desperate to get rid of the pain and the hurt yet too terrified to tell anyone or ask for help. But I made it through and now I am living an amazing life. I know each and every one of the kids being bullied can make it through and a strong enough to push through this. Bullying HAS to be stopped! It is traumatizing and terrorizing! There NEEDS to be a law in Texas!

Whitney, 20, Texas

people get hurt very often and i think it is wrong to bully im sayin this from the heart

lil d, 17, richmond va

I care because I have been bullied in elementary school. I have felt the pain of the mean words and actions of my peers. Each day I had to face them, each day was a nightmare at school. But I do believe for every insult I had endured, it only made me stronger. I concentrated on my school work and followed my dreams of one day becoming a teacher. A teacher that could make a difference in her own students lives. A teacher that made sure that bullying in her classroom is stomped out. 

Agata, 30, Jastrebie Zdroj, Poland

I've been bullied for many years and my friends have been bullied, I'm still bullied ;I've been called names that have hurt me a lot. I've been able to get through it thanks to my friends sticking up for me and telling me those people were wrong. I've been judged because of my looks and its not right   ,and whats worse is they think my pain is funny. I've been outcasted by a lot of the people in my school, I know what it feels like to be hurt and I hate it when I see it happpening to somebody else and I hate it more when I see somebody I care about geting bullied. Some one found out my phone number and bullied me by prank calls,and fake apologies. I was pushed to far once and almost hurt somebody luckly for "them" I had enough to self control to stop myself. I just want to see it stop, I don't wanna grow up and see my children get bullied like I was.

Rachel, 14, Oklahoma

I have been bullied since elementary school,because i was always  taller,older and because i had a little more meat on my bones than the other girls i even had to join home studies because i was so self conciouse of myself.So now im putting my foot down and telling others that i stand against bulling because it hurts and i know that there are many other teen out there that need the support

Savannah, 14, ca

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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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)
Ten steps for a parent to take in reporting bullying to school

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)
Guides for parents when writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and “fill in the blank” spaces so the letter can be customized for the child’s situation.

Plan de Acción Para el Estudiante en Contra del Bullying and ¡Tu Plan de Acción en Contra del Bullying!
Your Action Plan Against Bullying!
A student action plan is an opportunity for students – either on their own or with their parents and teachers – to develop a strategy to prevent the bullying that is happening to them or someone else.

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.

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.

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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.