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Hi! We are Michael and Marisa, teen spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

During the month of October, we are encouraging all teens to share their story. Selected stories will be posted to the website and one will be chosen at random to receive a MacBook Air!

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CustomInk Launches Its Fourth Annual “Be Good To Each Other” T-shirt campaign in support of PACER

This year, PACER’s UNITY DAY will take place on Wednesday, October 22, the day when everyone is encouraged to come together and wear orange to send a message of support, hope and unity. Though ordering in time for Unity day has closed, you can still support the cause! CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

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I currently not bullied in school, but I certainly see others being bullied. The kids at my school bully a special ed kid. He just wants friends, but the kids tease him while the kid doesn't know. The've trash canned him and push him around. I don't understand why they do this but I know they know its wrong. I've told them to not back off but they don't listen. Although I don't know either kids, it really urks me that they do this, and when I think about it I remember that there are kids being bullied for trying to be friends. I hope the bullies know that one day Karma will come and hit them 10x harder. TO ALL THOSE BEING BULLIED: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND DONT LET THOSE FOOLS GET TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE 10X BETTER AND SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER. 

Sophia, 15, Las Vegas

Bullying has caused people to feel insecure and not beautiful the way they r 
Words stay in there mind forever !!!!! And it honestly scars u 
People get disorders and commit suicide when will people notice that bullying is a matter of life or death 
I want it to stop because no one , no one should have to go through that 

Maddy , 12,

i am bullied in school. I was the bystander for bullyings against new kids and i tried to put a stop to it wi=hich only made the bully pick on me and the new kid. 

Cheyanne, 14, New Jersey

I've been bullied since my 1st day of kindergarten. Whether it was of my looks, ethnicity , or the way I acted. I learned that not everyone is willing to help and some people might not even want to hear you out but I will and I'm here to fight against bullying. I went into a deep depression that just recently ended after a stint in the pscyhiatric hospital and after an attempted suicide and years of abusing myself. I know now that if no-one wants to help then you need to help yourself first, I'm not saying that no-one will help you but try to get help no matter what but if you do not succeed then you have to be the first to stand up and speak out! Not just for yourself but also for the people all around the world that are bullied each and everyday!

Dieudline the Haitian, 16, GA

I was bullied when i was younger, really badly and it came to the point where i wanted to kill myself. Adults say you should tell them but it only makes things worse, yea they can try fix it but that doesnt stop them.
and adults also say to ignore them aswell, but whats that gonna do eh?
nothing thats what.
because of the bullies i have NO self confidance, feeel self concious and still get a teased sometimes but now im in highschool i realised who my real mates are and they stick up for me all the time, so id like to say a great big thankiesss to them :)
xxx

Megan, 12, Uk

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Borrowed Brains: Q&A with Julie Hertzog, founder of National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Posted on Communities in Schools by Dan Cardinali

Communities in Schools interviewed Julie Hertzog for its October “Borrowed Brains” blog post. In this Q&A, Julie shares her reasons for becoming involved in bullying prevention efforts and gives a brief history and overview of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and National Bullying Prevention Month. She also shares a peer advocacy success story and stresses the importance of reminding students they are not alone and that someone cares about them. Read more>>>

Minnesota television stations speak up against bullying

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Duluth, Minn., KBJR 6, Range 11, and KDLH 3 have created a new “Speak Up. Speak Out.” segment to encourage the community to take a stand against bullying. Throughout the year, reporter Kevin Jacobsen will explore the societal problem of bullying, the measures being taken by schools to prevent it and raise awareness, efforts by communities and lawmakers to curb the problem, and what community members can do to take a stand against bullying. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is included on a list of resources and tools to prevent bullying. Learn more>>>

Loukoumi Bullying Prevention TV Special

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014

On Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, on FOX, NBC and ABC stations across the country will be showing the Make a Difference with Loukoumi National TV Special. This special will include a segment on Bullying Prevention that features tips from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the animated cartoon of the award winning book, “Loukoumi and The Schoolyard Bully” narrated by Nia Vardalos, Morgan Freeman as the schoolyard bully, and the character voices of Olympia Dukakis, Gloria Gaynor, John Aniston, Frank Dicopoulos, Constantine Maroulis and Alexis Christoforous as the voice of Loukoumi. Other segments will encourage kids to do good deeds in their community and following their dreams. To find out when Make a Different with Loukoumi will be playing in your community, visit www.loukoumi.com.

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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.

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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.