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I'm supporting anti-bullying because i was bullied when i was 14 so this has to end

Cedrick, 16, Peoria, Illinois

I know what it's like on both ends. I've been bullied myself for many reasons, but I've also been accused of being a bully too. It's a harsh mistake for others to make, and it leads to even more bullying. I want to help others that have tough situations, then I can help myself afterwards through feeling better.

Stacy, 16, UK

I was a friend of a bully, but i didn't know they were bullying until i caught them pushing and hurting someone, the other friends said they didn't care but i did, so I said hey thats not cool and the whole school joined in!

Caitlin, 13, BE

i have always wanted bullying to stop becase it hurts peoples fellings so please stop that not just one person everybody needs to stop ok if you agree try ok just stop that ok everybody needs to be nice or you will have no friends                                                                                         a ture story i gets bullyed every day i try to stop it it just want happen but i will be nice friends whith them so they would stop that

keykey, 12, kansas city

Bullying hurts people. I know this from my own experience, and from my friends' experiences wirh bullying. I was bullied because I absolutely love reading, people would call me a nerd. I really didnt like it. They even commented on the books i read. Also, boys on my brother's hockey team would make fun of my skating, but truth is, I was just as good as them. And once i showed them that, they stopped. Some of the kids still make fun of my skating, and it hurts. Just because i am a girl. Im just as good as them. Sadly hockey season is over now, but once the ice rink opens again, i will prove myself again. So dont let bullying stop you from doing what you love.

Cassie, 13, Michigan

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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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NEW! PACER’s We Will Generation: Students Leading the Bullying Prevention Movement

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Nearly 60% of bullying situations end when a peer intervenes. This powerful statistic shows the important influence peers can have. Imagine the power of student-to-student engagement in which students are educated, inspired, and supported to take positive action to help their peers.

PACER’s We Will Generation is designed to educate, support, and empower students to create inclusive communities within their schools. Based on a model of peer-to-peer education, the We Will Generation activates older students to educate younger students about bullying and what they can do to prevent it. With everything from short activities to a multi-lesson curriculum, this program has something to help every student, teacher, group, and community get involved to prevent bullying.

This innovative, engaging program acknowledges the social power students already possess and encourages them to use it to help their peers. The most effective bullying prevention will come from students themselves – and PACER’s We Will Generation will ensure that students are educated, inspired, and supported to take action.

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Cyberbullying is real — here’s help

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Columnist Joe Nathan recently published the article, “Cyberbullying is real — here’s help.” Julie Hertzog, director of the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is quoted in the article with advice for parents.

She suggested that in thinking about cyberbullying, parents think about how they prepare youngsters to go to a mall or shopping center. First of all, have a conversation. Don’t just “send them off, whether it’s to the mall or to the cyber world found on a phone or computer.” Secondly, agree on some rules. For example, if there’s a problem, let the parent know. Don’t just keep problems to yourself. And third, “Have an awareness of what your child is doing in the cyber-world.” PACER has many helpful resources including a booklet, “Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do,” sponsored by Century Link. The booklet is here.

Read the full article online.

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