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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.
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I know what it feels like to be pushed around, called names, or have someone harass you...it is one of the worst feelings in the world. 
I think every person should know that everyone deserves complete respect and understanding. Bullying is a seriosu issue that many people take lightly. There is nothing light about it. It is often done out of jealousy or for attention. 
If you or someone you know is being bullied; do something about it. Tell a teacher, tell your parents, stand up for yourself.
Bullying, name-calling, or fighting is not the way.
It's a cliche for a reason: Treat others the way you want to be treated, because there is nothing in the world that hurts more than someone saying or doing something to another that is pure evil.
Stop bullying. Start understanding. Keep living.

Andrew Lee Vincent, 17, Lafayette, Louisiana

I was never bullied, but I did witness it a couple times. And, I was the one to step up and say, HEY! That's NOT cool. There are alot of kids out there being taken advantage of, and its NOT cool. We all need to work together and STEP UP to stop this. And thumbs up to Demi for doing that.

Chase, 13, KY

I care about bullying alot. When I was 8 years old up to 10, in my old school. I used to cry alot. People did not hurt me physacilly but emotionally. But it still hurt. I was depressed so bad, my family decided to change everything, move house, move schools. And now, I am happy and help people. Most of my friends bully some people and now I stop and tell them off. :] I am 100 percent against bullying!

Janine, 12, uk

I know someone who took their life because of cyber-bullying. Someone anonymous kept telling him to kill himself, that no one would care; it got so intense that later that day, he went my the train tracks.. and let the train take his life. In that same week, another kid younger then him felt like no one cared about him and felt like his life was going nowhere, so he took his life. No one should feel alone. I wish I would have known both of them so I can show them that someone cares, I care. No one deserves to be bullied. NO ONE.

Katarina, 15, Indiana

It hurts.  I wish people didn't bully.  I wish they were happy with themselves.  I wish people could just be nice.  A lot of people arw bullied and it's just not right.  Everyone says ya it's bad but the people that actually do something like tell an adult are the ones that are putting a stop to bullying.  Thank you Pacer's for letting my voice be heard.

Stefanie, 14, FL

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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:

Notificando a los Administradores Escolares de Inquietudes Sobre el Hostigamiento
(Notifying School Administrators of Harassment Concerns)
Ten steps for a parent to take in reporting bullying to school

Notificando a la Escuela Acerca de un Incidente de Bullying Mediante el Uso de una Carta – Formulario
(Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident - Using a Template Letter)
Guides for parents when writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and “fill in the blank” spaces so the letter can be customized for the child’s situation.

Plan de Acción Para el Estudiante en Contra del Bullying and ¡Tu Plan de Acción en Contra del Bullying!
Your Action Plan Against Bullying!
A student action plan is an opportunity for students – either on their own or with their parents and teachers – to develop a strategy to prevent the bullying that is happening to them or someone else.

Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

PACER Center is proud to support Special Olympics and Best Buddies in celebrating "Spread the Word to End the Word" day which raises awareness about the hurtfulness of the r-word. PACER’s “Peer Advocacy” program offers resources to protect students with disabilities from being bullied.

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Students have the power to create change in their communities to prevent bullying, but they aren’t always recognized for their hard work. On February 24th, however, at the “Green Lights Against Bullying” fashion show in New York, one young woman will be recognized for her work to prevent bullying in her school, community, and around the country. Christina Wagner, co-chair of PACER’s Faces of Change student group, will be awarded a college scholarship in recognition of her amazing national efforts to help keep students safe from bullying.

Christina was chosen as the recipient of this award because of her incredible story of enduring and ultimately overcoming being bullied. One of the organizers of the event, Rick Galvin, said that they were all very moved by Christina’s story. “We respect Christina for overcoming it [bullying] and turning this negative into a positive and helping her peers. We knew we had to help so she can continue to grow and help others.” Christina writes, “This event couldn’t mean more to me. Thanks to PACER, I have finally taken my voice back, after being silenced for so long, and to be honored for that is truly amazing. I’m so grateful for the financial help with college, that means so much to me and my family. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of an amazing thing like bullying prevention. It’s truly inspiring to know how many people really do care.”

The event, hosted by Saboroma, will feature singer Meredith O’Connor performing her new song “Just the Thing” and includes a fashion show, silent auction, and live jazz band. Learn more about the event.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center wishes to extend our congratulations to Christina for this honor and express our gratitude to Saboroma and Meredith O’Connor for their support of bullying prevention.

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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 PACERís Kids Against Bullying initiatives.