Today’s generation of students is ready to take action and uniquely positioned to prevent and stop bullying. What they need is education, support, and inspiration – and a creative program that will give them the practical skills to be part of the solution. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative that uses a students-teaching-students model.
New! An important book that offers real-world bullying prevention strategies for children at home, in school, and online. It contains the latest information and practical tools that can help parents and others take action against bullying. Written and designed by staff of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the book was developed to help parents protect their child or someone they know from being bullied, and to help parents be proactive in their community in addressing bullying.
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community. This step-by-step guide will help you plan, promote, and execute a variety of events throughout the year using Facebook tools.
A visually friendly, age appropriate 16-page colorful guide for early learners. The guide provides helpful information to use when talking with children about what bullying is and isn’t, the roles of students, and tips on what students can do to address bullying situations.
Resources for LGBTQ Students and Their Families
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Video: PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Video: Hollywood Teens Unite Against Bullying
Video: Stand Up by Going Dark
Video: Stronger by Time for Three
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.
Most people think that when you are bullied it means physically and that it happens mostly at school. This isn't the case. I was bullied for 8 years. 4 years during my high school years and for 4 years over the internet. It was the bullying I endured over the internet that had the biggest impact on my life. This woman was 10 years older than I was, nearly 30. I didn't understand why she bullied me and I still don't know to this day why she chose me as her victim. It took me 3 years to finally go to my parents and talk to them about it but once I did it helped me find the strength I needed to stand up and say "I will no longer let you treat me like this"
To everyone being bullied out there in the world. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Please talk to someone whether it be your parents, friends or even someone over the internet you are close to. There is always someone who is willing to listen :) Remember you are loved by the people that matter and don't let these people get you down.
Nathalie, 22, LA
Back in Mid-March My son was acting overly Angry and out of control. Turns out he was being bullied at school. I'm not sure how long before this it was going on but it has made him a very Angry young man. What was done about the bullies? well according to my son they've just moved on to the next victim. The teachers and principle keep an eye out for bullying where my son is concerned but what's being done about the bullies? from the looks Nothing. My child's emotional well being has been damaged and they stroll on to damage someone else. My child who is now angry at the world gets in trouble while they go on to torment another. just does not seem right. his life has been made miserable and "unlivable" as far as i can tell the bullies paid no price what so ever. and Now i have a child threatening to use kitchen knives to kill himself. (he told the principle this ) he's now in counseling. Bullying hurts and it can KILL. I just hope my child can come back from this terrible experience.
Shannon, 42, Maine
At my school I see bullying to only a select few. No one ever stood up for them for the longest time. When I finally did it felt amazing to help. I only saw those who I helped, I wished to help even more. So I created a compliment box. No everyone in my school has a facebook or twitter so I knew I couldn't create some hting anonymous online. There is a buletin board in my teacher's room. I have a box that people will put a complimet to some one. No one ever really knows who their compliment is from but it's nice to know some one cares, especially on the painfully hard days. I stareted this a month or two ago and I still get compliments from the box. I was terrified that every one would just make fun of my idea... my history teacher even thought it wouldn't work out. I proved him wrong and I don't just stand there and be a bystander anymore. I help those in need. Although I make mistakes on what comes out of my mouth, I can't take it back yet I always try to help.
Laura, 13, MI
BULLYS ask your self this WHY do i bully? it makes no sence to do. Your saying that since someone thing happend to you doest mean you havet to do it to someone else. consequences of your actions can be good and bad... you choose.
shawn, 13, South carolina
no one should feel worthless. Hearing Jamey Rodemeyer's story really touched me. No one should have to deal with cutting words about their race, gender, sexuality, religion, or appearance. We often don't realize how our words and actions impact others.
Christina Wagner, co-chair of PACER’s Faces of Change student group, and Hayley Reardon, featured artist on www.pacer.org/bullying, both participated in Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s second bullying prevention summit on November 4. In front of a crowd of over 1,000 students, parents and educators, Christina, Hayley, and other high school students from around the country spoke about their experiences with bullying. The theme of the conference was “Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response” and Christina encouraged her fellow students to use their power and leadership schools to help prevent bullying in their schools. Read more.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Featured in Modern Farmer
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the official Spokes-Pumpkin of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, has been a hit in his book and movie, but did you know that he can also be found at farms all over the world? 120 farms in the US, Canada, England, and Ireland rely on Spookley to help them teach kids about agriculture and acceptance. Check out www.spookleyfarmprogram.com to find a participating farm in your area!
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 and a portion of the proceeds is donated to PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiative.