PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.
PACER engages communities to recognize that bullying is a behavior that has affected too many for too long. Preventing bullying begins with creating social change with bullying being recognized as a serious issue that impacts educational performance, physical and emotional health, and studentís safety and well-being.
PACER provides free, innovative web-based information, ideas and actions that can be shared in communities across the nation to address bullying. Resources include engaging websites designed just for students, literature for parents to help their children through bullying situations, classroom toolkits for educators, and much more.
PACER activates individuals to take action — on both a personal and community level. Everyone can participate in signing a petition, sharing their own story, or contributing a message to “I care because.” They can also coordinate and participate in high profile events such as National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Unity Day or a Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying.
PACER offers digital-based resources for parents, schools, teens and youth, including:
|PACER.org/Bullying: This is the portal page for parents and educators to access bullying resources, which include educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, contest ideas, promotional products and more.|
|PACERTeensAgainstBullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.|
|PACERKidsAgainstBullying: A creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.|
|PACER.org/WeWillGen: An online curriculum that encourages student-tostudent conversation to educate, inspire, and support teens to create kinder and safer schools.|
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month—October
In 2006, PACER founded National Bullying Prevention Month, which is held annually during October. This is a time for communities nationwide to unite and raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities and education.
During National Bullying Prevention Month—and throughout the year—the community is encouraged to use these creative resources to engage, educate and inspire others to join the movement.
PACER Center—Champions for Children with Disabilities
Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities.
With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.