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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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Bulling isnt right and people can really get hurt by bulling.I recently had a incident were i tried to get a boy to come fight my friend because of things he had said.But afterwards i realized that it wazent the correct thing to do because someone could have seriously gotten hurt.I can tell you from my experiecne if this ever happens to you to just stay out of the situation because you can get in trouble or someone can get hurt.

Gavin, 12, cumberland,marlyland

i have been bullied from 6th grade, i feel thta NO 1 should go through this, i will go againist bullying. i HATE thta fact of how 1 perosn can be a bully and make fun kids. i want to help the kids and encrourage the people i knw to stand up to bullying.

sheela, 18, la

I was bullied in school. From the time I started up until now. I always blamed myself for them calling me fat and ugly. I would skip meals sometimes because they were so mean to me. Eventually, the bullying led to depression, self-harm, and even a suicide attempt. Now, everyday I wear a bracelet that says stop bullying on it and another bracelet that says hope. Bullying is not right and should never be tolerated. No one should have to feel upset with themselves because someone else is bullying them. I hope that those skids who are about to take those pills, skip that meal, or skip school know that things will get better. There is hope to stop bullying. We just got to stand up and make it stop. It's not your fault for being who you are. You were specially chosen to be on this earth, and that is something no one should take away. Stop bullying and stay strong.

Jana, 15, Indiana

i care because i feel alone and i get bullied by sommeone who i thought cared about me treats me as if their disgusted. they say mean things like fat, ugly, their dissapointed in me cause i cant be the person they want me to be. and ive tried self harming and at first it helped but now i'm scarred for life. and the words they've said are hurtful and they will always haunt me and i got pushed in front of a seeding car because someone i thought cared thinks my sister is better than me and they think im fat and ugly and that i shouldn't deserve the privelge to live. so now i deal with self image issues and i hope one day i can put this all behind me .

sian cross, 15, south wales

i am known as the happiest and friendliest person in my grade but they dont really know me i have been bullied as a small child and i did nothing about it. I guess i just got used to it... One day i almost got into a fist fight but luckily someone spoke up for me and he became my best friend. If he hadnt spoken up for me I would porbably still be suffering. Now im living a hapy life but still has some ups and downs of course, im getting over my depression (i had been diagnosed when i was 8) and im making new friends almost everyday!!! So speak up you can make a huge difference and be positive the cause stops now.

Ari, 12, NY

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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.