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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 Care Because

I'm one of those "quiet types." And there was this one girl in my class who thought it'd be cool to bully me. She choked me against the wall, gossiped loudly about me in class, and she even had the wits to get her friends involved. I was far away from her seat, keeping to myself. Her and her friends turned around, stared at me, and began talking about me while I was looking right at them. She then walked towards me, leaned very close, and whisperd in my ear words I can't repeat. I fought back tears, b/c those words hurt! Well after class, I ended up fighting her. I've never used violence before, but she wouldn't leave me alone. I ended up getting a severe punishment, she just got a few days out. The school didn't nothing about the bullying, so once again I was being mistreated. Bullying has to go. NOW

Isis, 15, Georgia

this needs to stop!STAND UP FOR YOU AND OTHERS!

mia, 8, RIVERVIEW FL

i get bullied a lot like everyday i dont want to go to school but my mom said i have to. i tell my parents about me being bullied i say that they make fun of my weight, clothes, and ect. my parents said it was true and made me feel even worse i feel lonely all the time because no one likes me at school and at home no one wants to be around me, im alone in this world and it makes me regret being born. I have a really great life i mean i shouldn't complain but i have no friends and alone all the time the internet and video games doesn't help anymore. i turn to music to help me thats when demi lovato is my role model i feel lonely a lot but not as much because of her :)

Cynthia, 14, IL

My little sister cries to the point of making herself sick because she doesn't want to face the kids at school. 

Bree, 22, Belfry, KY

I have not been bullied but I feel sorry for the bullies. Nobody deserves to be bulied. Everyone's the same. We all should be treated the same way.

Shona, 11, Wales

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Finally, signs that crusaders against bullying are getting the upper hand

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Debra-Lynn B. Hook of McClatchy-Tribune News Service

National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog is quoted in a Ledger-Enquirer article about the increasing awareness around bullying prevention and resulting changes in bullying reporting at schools. “The awareness is out there in a way it wasn’t before,” said Hertzog. “We’ve reframed the way people are thinking about bullying. We no longer say, ‘Oh, that’s just kids being kids.’ Now we understand the impact — everything from not wanting to go to school, to feeling unsafe, to anxiety and depression, to self-harm.” Read more>>>

U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on Bullying of Students with Disabilities

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

As part of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated — including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities.

The Department issued guidance in the form of a letter to educators detailing public schools’ responsibilities. If a student with a disability is being bullied, federal law requires schools to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the issue and, as necessary, take steps to stop the bullying and prevent it from recurring. Learn more>>>

Students, community members take a stand against bullying as part of Unity Day

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Kim McGuire, Star Tribune

If it seems like you're seeing orange everywhere you go today, there’s a reason: Unity Day. Started just three years ago by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Unity Day has become a national movement in which everyone is encouraged to wear orange and support local anti-bullying efforts. And it’s not just students. Expect to see more orange if you’re driving over the I-35W bridge tonight. The I-35W bridge will again be lit orange at sunset in observance of Unity Day. Read 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.

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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.