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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. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative that uses a students-teaching-students model.

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Carmen is a member of the Kids Against Bullying “Club Crew”, and she knows a lot about how to prevent bullying. She gives great advice about bullying to kids around the country.

Read what Carmen said to other kids, and ask her your own question!

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I Care Because

my best friend is beaten up and bullied all the time but he wont tell anyone because he thinks itll make things worse i love him to pieces and want him to be safe but that wont happen until bullying is stopped

chloe, 13, uk

i care because i have been bullied too and i know how much it hurts..but i had good friends a nd an amazing family to help me get through it i know that if i did it so can you

jess, 13, wy

I've been bullied a lot when I was little because I had ADD and I was always pulled out for tests. I believe that this should stop and people should focus more on this situation. Now I try every day to make people happy and give people the life I can get and could never have.

Tess, 15, USA

Everyday in my school discriminating words are thrown around the room or in the halls as jokes to their friends. If they are confronted they do simply find it jokely, they may not to have taken it seriously. But others around maybe feel hate or hated for feeling abnormal inside. Once hate builds up in a child or teenager it can feel like the world is crashing down on them. It's ignorance for not taken responsiblity for one's arrangement of words. Otherwise bullying at my school is not only jokes thrown around   it's rumors or harrassment that starts about as if it were nothing. Besides those factors I support the cause due to the fact I see it everyday, and everywhere even if it's not on school grounds. I used to think I was worthless, weak and so forth. I have been physically bullied and harrassed. But I have always stood up no matter the cost of what would happen the next day.

Whoever reads these comments please take them in consideration and stand up for those in need.

Amber, 15, NY

I have been made fun of because of my weight for as long as i can remember. People would tell me to gag myself. I would sit alone at the lunch table, as people called me fat. I never felt pretty, i never felt wanted. I wanted to die. I was called every name imaginable. I thought it would go away in high school, but it didnt. these 3 boys in my class called me fat and tortured me by calling me Rose O'donnel. They would laugh and i would pretend i didnt hear, but as soon as id go home i would cry, and think of what it would be like if i commited suicide. but im starting to realize, that im beautiful. suicide hasnt crossed my mind in months. i am beautiful. But im not the only person who goes through this. Bullying needs to be stopped! We need to take a stand against bullying!

Sarah, 14, california

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Your Story is Powerful

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This past October, Michael and Marisa, two inspirational spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, hosted the “Your Story is Powerful” event to give teens across the country an opportunity to share their personal experiences with bullying. We received many entries and thank everyone who participated! Josh, who is 14 years old, was randomly selected to receive the MacBook Air. Here is Josh’ story about bullying:

It all happened one day at recess in 3rd grade. I was on the swings pumping my legs back and forth in a rhythmic pattern, when suddenly the rhythmic pattern came to a halt and my life was never the same. Two girls, who appeared to be in 2nd grade, came up to the swings and started calling me ‘handicapped.’ Then they proceeded to tease me and sing in a tuneful, but tasteless song; ‘handicap, handicap, handicap.’ I knew that I shouldn’t let this incident go unnoticed, because, after all, they were bullying me. My friend, who was sitting next to me at the time, told me to a) ignore them and b) tell a supervisor. So we went to seek the assistance of a supervisor and told her what happened. She then came with us to the scene of the incident and punished the two girls by sending them inside.

For those of you who think that I was being a tattletale, I wasn’t. From that point on, I knew that I would be a strong advocate for people with disabilities. Now I am involved in my community by spreading the word around to end the “R-word” even if it is just fellow classmates I am spreading the word to. My hope is that my friends will tell their friends and eventually start a chain reaction, showing that one person can make a difference in their community. This is also an example of actions speak louder than words, because even though words can hurt, we as humans can overcome them and take a stand. This incident has helped to shape the person that I am today, and my message toward my other friends and peers to be more inclusive and advocate for what they believe and value.

Again, thank you to Michael and Marisa for hosting this event and for their continued support of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. With events like “Your Story is Powerful,” students can continue to raise awareness about the importance of bullying prevention.

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014

A social action organization, NO BULL Challenge inspires teens and young men and women (ages 13 to 23) from around the world to take a stand against bullying and to promote digital responsibility, leadership, and social action through filmmaking and social media. NO BULL Challenge provides state-of-the-art digital platform as well as the motivation to develop powerful short films, public service announcements and vines that spark dialogue about bullying. For more information on how to enter the challenge and be a change maker reaching millions, visit: Challenge deadline: February 15, 2015

Learning with the Club Crew: A new bullying prevention activity for elementary students

Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has created a new resource to help teachers and parents engage children in the conversation about bullying: Learning with the Club Crew. On this new interactive web page on, kids will meet each of the Club Crew members and answer several thought-provoking questions that will change how they view and respond to bullying. Learn more

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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 PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiatives.