Communities nationwide are invited to hold an event to raise awareness of safe schools and bullying prevention.
New Website Updates
Activities for Youth
This newly updated section offers free activities and resources designed for younger students. The goal is to start conversation and creatively engage students to build their understanding of how to prevent bullying.
Story telling is a powerful way to share messages, encourage discussion and inspire thoughtful action.
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.
Spanish translations are now available for the following informational handouts:
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.
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.
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. PACER’s exclusive 2014 UNITY DAY shirts are available for $12.00. CustomInk will donate 100% of profits (at least $9.00 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
i care, my lil brother who is a special child was bullied, i love my little brother. and i can't do anything cause i'm far from him and i really want to protect my brother from bullies, my lil brother was love in school, my family and his friends. i care for those who are being bullied like my kid brother, teachers and the school faculty members should do something about it. one of his classmates hit his head on the table, and i felt horrible just hearing about it. hope someone can do something. i can't just sit here and do nothing.
veronica, 20, CA
I bully people so i can feel better about myself. I really need help, but I'm not sure who to go to. Please help me!
kyle, 16, kentucky
When I was 9 years old, my mother brought my siblings & I to America. So basically I started school as a 4th grader & everything was no one had a problem with me of not speaking english. Until I went to 5th grade, where I was jumped by the 2 of my classmates. Everyone in my class hated me more than anything, they treated me poorly the whole class! Until one day, it was lunch period & I was sitting alone, suddenly my classmate slapped me behind my head! Everyone laughed & cheered. Everday after school this guy would hit me! So basically I cried everyday at school & I never told mom not once! Now I'm in the 7th grade & everyone still treates me like crap! but I keep my head up high because I know that I will something someday! & Yeah I was left back a grade that year & I still struglle with everything! But I think about suicide now, because of my mother & just family in general. I'm leaving with pain & everyday I pretend nothing is wrong with me! When inside, I honestly dont want to live anymore. My mother knows I'm in pain but I guess she just doesnt care! its all about her! & what she's been through. I dont have any friends to talk to & never had. We're very poor, I hardly get clothes. SO EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO DOESNT WANT TO LIVE, I WANT YOU TO GO TO A QUIET PLACE & THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE & WHAT U WANT! Especially the kids who have supportive families, YOU'RE VERY LUCKY!
Roughuiyatou, 14, Staten Island
no child should be bullied they should be able to be themself and express who they are without being bullied. bullying really needs to stop because no child should be hurt in any way and they shouldnt have to worry about being hurt. im aganist bullying beause i dont think its right and everyone should be treated fairly! help stop bullying!
alexis, 13, new york
i have a little sister, that has autism and i see her getting picked on everyday at school, and its hard to just sit back and watch. It has to stop!!
DISABILITY.GOV Features Bullying Prevention Resources
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Disability.gov, a resource for people with disabilities, their families, friends and organizations that serve them, highlighted resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in the August edition of the Disability Connection newsletter, “10 Things That Rule about Back-to-School.”
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for kids, but the prospect of bullying can be a burden on both first-time and returning students. In particular, children with disabilities may be at a higher risk for bullying. The PACER Center provides many resources to help parents and teachers talk to children about bullying, such as fact sheets on how to help your child recognize the signs of bullying or how to notify a school about a bullying situation. Read entire article>>>
What Happens When Bystanders Stand Up to Bullying?
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Besmartbewell.com and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center explore the important role bystanders play in preventing bullying.
Bullying and cyberbullying are a part of growing up today. Surveys show that nearly 30 percent of middle and high school students have been bullied at school and 43 percent have experienced cyberbullying in the past year.
Those witnesses, the bystanders, are the key to ending bullying, say experts interviewed by besmartbewell.com. “Bystanders have a powerful influence in preventing bullying,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “It has such power when peers are saying, ‘nobody deserves to be harmed; everybody deserves to be treated with respect.’”
To help teens unite against bullying, CustomInk is launching its 4th annual Be Good to Each Other bullying prevention campaign. Coinciding with the back-to-school season and October’s National Bullying Prevention month, the campaign encourages students, groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts. All profits from the sale of bullying prevention t-shirts will benefit CustomInk’s non-profit partner — PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through its resources. Learn more>>>
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 PACER’s Kids Against Bullying initiatives.