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PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
History and Impact

In early 2000, PACER staff noted that parents of children with disabilities were calling more frequently about bullying situations, and the stories were heartbreaking. As parents continued to express their concerns that they did not know how to help their child and did not know what their rights were or what steps to take, PACER decided to take action.

With a focus on building a culture in which bullying was no longer tolerated as an accepted rite of passage, PACER began developing free, easy-to-access resources for parents, students, schools and communities.

The demand for resources continued to grow, and PACER responded to that need by developing more resources, offering free information, and creating awareness campaigns.

Today, PACER continues to offer free and creative online resources to students, schools, parents, and the community through three websites:


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2010 – PACER’s bullying prevention resources are featured on:

2010 – PACER sponsors the first Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying with more than 200 participants.

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2007 – PACER partners with Yahoo! Kids during National Bullying Prevention Month.

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2005 – PACER receives a $100,000 grant from Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Foundation to create an online bullying prevention site for elementary school students.

1977 – PACER incorporates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.