The Unity Awards: Recognize someone who has gone above and beyond to prevent bullying
Bullying is an issue that no child should ever have to endure. Fortunately, there are people who care and take action to make our communities, schools and the web kinder, more accepting places.PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Unity Awards will honor and celebrate students and community members who have gone above and beyond to help address bullying.
The public is invited to submit Unity Award nominations through April 30, 2015.
The word “bullying” often conjures up an image of a schoolyard scene, with a big, intimidating student towering over a small, cowering child. That’s just one face of bullying — and of children who bully. Another face of a bully might be … that of your child. Surprised? Many parents are. Often they have no idea that their child is harassing other children. Yet knowing the facts — and acting to change the situation — is vitally important in making the future safer for your child and all children.
PACER Partners with Verizon & Minnesota Vikings on Bullying Prevention
The Minnesota Vikings have teamed with Verizon and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to offer “Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P. Bullying,’ a bullying prevention program for Twin Cities elementary schools during the 2014-2015 school year that includes free school assemblies. Verizon is partnering with PACER on hosting accompanying educational workshops for parents and educators on bullying prevention. PACER received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant as part of the company’s commitment to building healthy relationships in the Twin Cities area. Learn more>>>
View the “Vikings Launch Stop Bullying Campaign” video>>>
Facebook, Instagram and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center partner to create a new guide for parents
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create the guide, “Safety in the Online Community: A conversation with your 13-year-old about Facebook and Instagram” to help parents talk with their teens about using Facebook and Instagram. The guide covers setting up a new account, safety tips, and commonly asked questions. The guide is also accompanied by discussion points for talking with your child and how to respond to harassing content.
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.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
Student-led movement uniting students to create positive inspired change.
Today’s generation of students is ready to take action and uniquely positioned to prevent and stop bullying. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative that uses a students-teaching-students model.
A few years ago I was bullied and i know how it feels. NO one should be bullied. if you are bullied don't let it hurt you and go tell an adult like your teacher or your parents and remeber they know you aare the better person
EMILY, 10, WASHINGTON
When I was in middle school, I was an immature kid who did stupid stuff and enjoyed it. But then as I entered high school I came down with a horrendous disease that took much of my enjoyment of life away. My family sent me to a treatment center and I made a full recovery. The people at the center told me that I would be able to fit back into life just like everyone else when I got better, but I never have been able to. I think everyone my age isn't worth being friends with and I haven't exactly enjoyed my life since I got out of the center. My sadness this summer has quickly led me to believe that my purpose in life may not be to enjoy, but to help others so they don't struggle through life. I hope to form an anti-bullying organization this coming school year.
Jake, 16, Pa
Bullying effects the lives of so many because people feel stressed and can suffer from depression. When people risk their own lives because they have experienced bullying. Bullying not only effects the the victim but also their family and friends. Bullying effects the lives of so many also because of the rude and nasty comments said by the bully. The comments said puts the victim in a position which they don't want to be in, and therefore they risk their life because one person can't control what they are saying to others!
Katrina, 12, NSW
ive been bullied science i was 5 it got so bad that i did homeschool
danielle , 16, arziona
I care because I know many people who are bullied. My friend Brady has been bullied close to every day at school, since second grade. It is summer, and we are going into 8th grade. He is sad a lot, and I can see right through his plastic smile. Another friend and I saw the movie Bully, and it made me cry. We are starting a permanent anti-bullying program at school. I encourage you to see Bully. Or start an anti-bully thing at school.Remember, the end of bullying begins with us.
Registration Now Open for “Violence in the Lives of People with Disabilities: Emerging Issues and Solutions for 2015 and Beyond”
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015
Attend the free webinar, April 30, 1:30 — 3:30 EST, sponsored by The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) which will include PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center presenting on the topic of “responding to bullying of students with disabilities.”
This webinar will address other emerging issues in the field with a panel of experts and advocates covering topics like:
Using trauma-informed care principles when working with victims with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD)
Assisting crime victims with complex communication needs
Supporting victims with specific types of disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Supporting people with disabilities in speaking out against violence
Webinar participants will be the first to obtain NCCJ’s white paper on the topic of violence, abuse, and bullying which delves even deeper into the issues addressed on the webinar. Join us for this thought-provoking and empowering webinar, and find out how you can reduce violence in the lives of people with disabilities. Learn more and register >>>
Pop recording artist and philanthropist Sir Ivan has released a new single titled “Kiss All the Bullies Goodbye” in support of his anti-bullying campaign with The Peaceman Foundation. The track was produced by Paul Oakenfold, and features vocals by chart-topping singer Taylor Dayne and lyrics that condemn bullying and encourage people to be different and tolerant. Sir Ivan has also released an accompanying music video directed by Erik White (Ryan Murphy’s The Glee Project).
In conjunction with the release of this track, Sir Ivan, through The Peaceman Foundation, has pledged to donate a total of $100,000 to ten key non-profit organizations that combat bullying and intolerance, including: The It Gets Better Project; the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educational Network (GLSEN); the Born This Way Foundation; Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center; Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG); Stomp Out Bullying; Campus Pride; Love is Louder/The Jed Foundation; The Trevor Project; and the Anti-Defamation League. The donation will include all net proceeds from video views, song streams and downloads.
BulliED: Bullying and Eating Disorders
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
65% of people say that bullying contributed to the development of their eating disorder
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center partnered with National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) during NEDAwareness Week on a livestreaming event. The discussion focused on the impact bullying has on eating disorders and poor body image. Panelists spoke about the relationship between bullying and negative body image, the intricacies of bullying that are often left out by the media, and how we can work to stop bullying. View the YouTube video “BulliED: Bullying and Eating Disorders.”
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.