In The News
FamilySignal Partners with PACER to help parents monitor their children’s social media
FamilySignal – the online service that helps parents monitor their children’s social media accounts – is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to help protect children from cyberbullying. FamilySignal’s technology enables parents to be notified within minutes via text message when potential danger is detected so they can take immediate action. Learn more.
New Site Feature - Everyone’s Contribution Matters
Bullying touches so many lives and it often inspires the generous spirit in people who want to make a difference, support the cause, and change something that has happened to too many for too long. Every day students, parents, schools, and community members ask us, “What can I do to help?” In addition to individuals around the world sharing information about PACER resources, we receive heartfelt contributions of as little as five dollars from California to Maine, from Argentina to Norway and all around the globe, from donors ages 5 to 90. Read more.
Redbook article recommends PACER to readers
An article in Redbook’s March 2013 issue titled “Let’s Create a Bully-Free World” encourages people to take action against bullying by donating to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Read the article.
Hayley Reardon finds her voice
Sixteen-year-old musician pairs her music with a message of collective responsibility for preventing bullying
FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO, Hayley Reardon was a shy, quiet girl from Marblehead. She had just finished the fifth grade. Curious, she picked up an Epiphone acoustic guitar her mom had long abandoned and this 11-year-old girl began writing songs. Then she couldn’t stop. Songs poured out of her. Good songs. “It was a total shock,” says her dad, Pete, an insurance rep. “I knew right away that this was not normal.” Read more
Teen site named to Best Web Resource list
Teens Against Bullying.org has been named one of the “Best Web Resources for Counselors” according to Masters In Counseling.org, an informational tool for students who may want to enroll in an online degree program in counseling. Teens Against Bullying.org is listed under the category of “School and Children's Counseling.”
Disney shows support at MOA Event
The Next Big Thing cast appeared at the Mall of America in Minnesota Saturday, Oct. 27, to promote "Make a Difference Day" and Disney’s "Friends for Change" in conjunction with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Disney has provided generous support for the National Bullying Prevention Center. Pictured (left to right) are National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog, Damian Otchere, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter, Elle Winter, Jack Skuller, Katherine Hughes and Paula Goldberg, executive director of PACER Center and the National Bullying Prevention Center.
NBPC takes part in the new "Be More Than a Bystander" campaign
This new Ad Council public service campaign targets bullying prevention and includes a set of quick tips, fact sheets, and informational videos with presenters from GLSEN, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, The Patterson Project and others.
Anderson Cooper supports PACER on Unity Day
National TV personality Anderson Cooper will wear orange and talk about Unity Day on “Anderson Live” Oct. 10 in support of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The program’s website now features PACER resources, including the new public service announcement by Hollywood teens in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. AndersonCooper.com
LA Times story features Katie Leclerc and PACER
An Oct. 8 Los Angeles Times article reveals how Katie Leclerc of 'Switched at Birth' was bullied in middle school and how she supports National Bullying Prevention Month with her own T-shirt design. Read More
Katie Couric points viewers to PACER's bullying prevention resources
The website of Katie Couric’s new ABC daytime talk show, “Katie,” links to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center resources.
The show’s Oct. 2 segment examined “Bullying: A National Epidemic” and pointed viewers to PACER’s resources.
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