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.
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.
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community. This step-by-step guide will help you plan, promote, and execute a variety of events throughout the year using Facebook tools.
A visually friendly, age appropriate 16-page colorful guide for early learners. The guide provides helpful information to use when talking with children about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
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.
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Make a choice to prevent bullying through kindness, compassion and positivity
The Choose Orange campaign features bullying prevention-themed snap wrist bands - which you can use to raise awareness and to raise money for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and your school.
I care because, I have been bullied since I was little because I had a birthmark on my face. And kids from my school keep calling me "ketchup". And it hurts me a lot. They don't know how hard it is for me to go out and people asking me if I was in an accident and my got burnt. And saying that I look like a map. And they had to make up songs. I am writting this because, I have had enough of this bullying and I'm going to stand up to those bullies. And tell them to shut up. Because they don't know who I AM.
Evelyn, 14, Philippines, Boracay
I cant stand the way people can bully other people. Me thinking about it makes me want to cry. To all the people being bullied, theres hope. In darkness theres always light. Please dont commit suicide. Those people are bullying you because thier jealuos. I was bullied because i didnt have the right clothes or the right hair style. When i told my mom, she said im beautiful and those little girls are just jealous. I kept being myself and everyone started following the way i looked. So please dont let them put you down. Your a diamond that just needs the right light to sparkle:-)
Alecia, 12, fLORIDA
I was bullied from elementary school until high school. Rumors were spread about me, I was physically attacked, spit on, called names. Anything that other students could do to make my life miserable they did. My life was pure *!$*. I still do not know to this day why I was the target. Even today at 34 I am dealing with anxiety and flashbacks from being bullied. Bullying has a lifetime effect. It breaks my heart every time I see on the news a student kills themselves because they see no other way out of being bullied. I appreciate everything that you are doing to shed light on this serious issue.
Samantha, 34, Anon
i feel your pain
Teshia, 14, GA
I care because I was once bullied. This girl would always pick on me everyday. I hated being bullied. I felt like a nobody. Others must have been treated even worst. She would push me around. One day she said to me in gym"Do you want me to hit you with the ball or with my fist."I said neither because I was afraid of what was gonna happen next. I was scared then now I am not. But now she teases other kids. I am in middle school. But I never forgot I will always have friends by my side. They will always be there fort me till I can deal with my own problems I can now but it's hard to be all alone. And I will always be by there side no matter what happens in life. You should never ever bully someone else.
Christina Wagner, co-chair of PACER’s Faces of Change student group, and Hayley Reardon, featured artist on www.pacer.org/bullying, both participated in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s second bullying prevention summit on November 4. In front of a crowd of over 1,000 students, parents and educators, Christina, Hayley, and other high school students from around the country spoke about their experiences with bullying. The theme of the conference was “Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response” and Christina encouraged her fellow students to use their power and leadership schools to help prevent bullying in their schools. Read more.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Featured in Modern Farmer
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the official Spokes-Pumpkin of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, has been a hit in his book and movie, but did you know that he can also be found at farms all over the world? 120 farms in the US, Canada, England, and Ireland rely on Spookley to help them teach kids about agriculture and acceptance. Check out www.spookleyfarmprogram.com to find a participating farm in your area!
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 and a portion of the proceeds is donated to PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiative.