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Doctor Radio shares tips from National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER’s Julie Hertzog was the featured guest on About Our Kids, a show on Doctor Radio—Sirius/XM110 hosted by child psychologists from the New York University Child Study Center and New York University School of Medicine. During the half-hour segment, Julie shared information about PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and National Bullying Prevention Month, offered tips for parents to help address bullying, and answered questions from listeners.
National Bullying Prevention Center featured on Bloomington Today
PACER’s Jenna Hanson appeared on “Bloomington Today,” a local cable news show run by the City of Bloomington, Minn. In her interview, Jenna discussed the mission of PACER Center and the National Bullying Prevention Center. She also shared details about the Friends of PACER’s 6th Annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying event on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Mount Normandale Lake in Bloomington.
Kindness in Chalk
Sometimes the smallest gesture can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Nicki Brunner, who writes the MinneMama Adventures blog, was inspired by the smiles she saw on strangers faces in response to a sweet message from her 2-year old written in chalk on her sidewalk. She decided that the idea could contribute to making the schools in her community kinder, more accepting, and free from bullying. So on Friday, October 9th, she’s encouraging people around the country to write messages of love, peace, hope and acceptance in chalk at their school, park, home or community – all with the goal of bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most. To share photos of your chalk creations or to find out more, visit http://www.minnemamaadventures.com/kindness-chalk/.
Tallahassee student runs against bullying: Spencer aims to bolster awareness about bullying and raise funds
Spencer Amsellem was bullied throughout elementary and middle school, and often felt like he was all alone. Now in 8th grade, Spencer has gone from a target to an activist working to bring awareness to the painful issue of bullying. To celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month, Spencer has organized a Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying event in Tallahassee on Oct. 3, 2015, with all of the proceeds going to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Spencer’s advocacy efforts have also sparked the Leon County Schools to take a closer look at their bullying prevention measures. Read more>>>
What do you do if your child bullies?
When Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, started at PACER 15 years ago, bullying was still accepted as a rite of childhood passage. “Now, people are really understanding the serious, negative consequences,” she said. “There have been a lot of community conversations along the way.”
Seeing your child as the target of bullying behavior can be heartbreaking. But so can witnessing your child bullying another. So what do you do? In this St. Cloud Times article, Julie shares helpful tips for parents on both sides of this important issue. Read more>>>
Organization for Autism Research profiles PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in its monthly newsletter
Bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder is a real problem affecting many families, according to the Organization for Autism Research. The organization is seeking to shed light on this issue in its September 2015 E-newsletter, which includes several articles on bullying. An in-depth profile on PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers insights, tools and resources for parents who are looking for ways to help their child. Read more>>>
CUSTOMINK KICKS OFF ITS 5TH ANNUAL “BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER” BULLYING PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
Notable Celebrities and Athletes Partner with CustomInk to Create Custom T-shirts in Support of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
CustomInk, the leading provider of custom apparel and accessories for groups and occasions, today launches its 5th annual Be Good to Each Other campaign in support of National Bullying Prevention Month and its signature event Unity Day, which takes place on October 21st. Together with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the Be Good to Each Other campaign aims to unite students and adults in an effort to take a stand against bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion within their communities. CustomInk has again partnered with a roster of talented individuals from across the media and entertainment industry – TV, music, movies, and sports – to support the campaign by designing their own custom bullying prevention t-shirts. Learn more >>>
Share My Lesson features NBPC Resources!
As teachers head back to school this fall, they’ll be looking for new and exciting ways to engage their students on the topic of bullying prevention. For the first time, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center will be featured on the website Share My Lesson, a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson provides high-quality teaching resources to teachers across the country. Now you can find resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center there too! Find out more: http://www.sharemylesson.com/Pacer
Stick Together Against Bullying
To help students learn how to prevent bullying in their communities, Duck® brand is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to spread the word with its “Stick Together™” program.
Through this unique awareness-building initiative, Duck® brand will share a positive message with students about taking a stand against bullying. Duck® brand will be hitting the road with its custom, bright green, 31-foot Duck® Bus for its annual “Rolls Across America” Tour, which will visit 25 schools from August through November, reaching approximately 10,000 students along the way.
Duck® brand has also launched a limited edition “Stick Together Against Bullying” print tape and will be donating 10 cents from the purchase of each roll with a maximum donation of $20,000 to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Learn more>>>
PACER releases powerful ‘Turn a Life Around’ video
Bullying knocks down thousands of kids every day, but when one person stands with them, they are not alone. In this powerful new video by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, students can learn how to make a difference in the life of someone who is being bullied through simple actions such as acknowledging them, talking to them, and accepting them. Watch the video>>>
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