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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>>>
Paying it Forward
When Matthew Messer of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., saw a young teen being pressured by his peers, he stepped in to help the boy make the right decision. What Matthew didn’t know is that his kind actions were being filmed by the popular TV series, “What Would You Do,” which uses actors and hidden cameras to find out what people will do when they are put face to face with some of life’s most difficult dilemmas.
Since the show aired on ABC on June 12, Matthew has been praised for his compassion. Now, he is paying it forward by holding an online fundraiser for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. His company, Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC, is matching all donations up to $2,500!
The fundraising campaign ends Friday, June 26, 2015. Learn more and make a donation>>>
Helping Your Child if Your Child is Experiencing Bullying
The latest issue of Camp Navigator, an online magazine for campers, parents, and families, featured an article on PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Helping Your Child If Your Child is Experiencing Bullying,” outlines steps parents can take to create an action plan to help their child and includes a list of resources parents can use to notify the school, talk to their child, and protect their child from cyberbullying. The story begins on page 26. Read more>>>
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center joins Andrew WK, Moby, and Pharrell to Celebrate ‘Dancing Man’ in Los Angeles
On Saturday, May 23, hundreds of bullying prevention supporters came out to Hollywood’s Avalon nightclub to celebrate Sean O’Brien, an Englishman who became an overnight media sensation and unlikely hero after he was cyberbullied on 4chan for dancing in public.
Bailey Lindgren of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center joined the likes of Monica Lewinski, Moby, and Pharrell in sending messages of support and hope to the audience. The new all-positive social media app Güdly presented a $30,000 check to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and other nonprofit organizations. Learn more>>>
10 things we know about bullying
By Kelly Wallace, CNN
According to the U.S. Department of Education, bullying among students ages 12-18 is at a record low, down from 28 percent to 22 percent. But CNN reporter Kelly Wallace would like to see bullying banished completely.
In this article on CNN.com, Wallace interviews Susan Swearer and Shelley Hymel, co-authors of the comprehensive review of bullying research (PDF), which was published in a special issue of American Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association. Swearer and Hymel share 10 interesting facts about bullying that they’ve learned after 40 years of researching the topic. They also share their ideas for reducing bullying among kids. Learn more>>>
New Data Show a Decline in School-based Bullying
New data indicate the first significant decrease in school-based bullying since the federal government began collecting that data in 2005, suggesting that efforts at the federal, state and local levels to prevent bullying may be paying off. According to new data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the reported prevalence of bullying among students ages 12 to 18 dropped to 22 percent after remaining stubbornly around 28 percent for the past decade.
"As schools become safer, students are better able to thrive academically and socially," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. "The Department, along with our federal partners and others, has been deeply involved in the fight against bullying in our nation's schools. Even though we've come a long way over the past few years in educating the public about the health and educational impacts that bullying can have on students, we still have more work to do to ensure the safety of our nation's children." Learn more>>>
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