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PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
Its History and Impact

In early 2000, PACER noted that calls from parents of children with disabilities about bullying situations were increasing. The stories were heartbreaking. Many parents shared the concern that they did not know what to do, what their rights were, or what steps to take.

PACER decided to take action.

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 resources to students, schools, parents, and the community, through three websites:

PACER is also the founder of National Bullying Prevention Month in October. What started as a week in 2006 and has continued to grow and evolve into a nationally renowned event.


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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.