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Press Release

March 30, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Julie Holmquist 952-838-9000, [email protected]

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center supports “Bully” movie; offers free resources for students, schools, communities

MINNEAPOLIS:  PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, a partner in The Bully Project and a supporter of Lee Hirsch’s new documentary “Bully,” offers educators, students, families and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools. By downloading free resources at PACER.org/bullying, communities can find ways to help change the culture of bullying.

“The Bully movie gives everyone a heartbreaking look at the reality of bullying,” says Julie    Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Our hope is that the movie will be a call to action, and that more people will work together to create a climate that doesn’t accept this behavior.”

Resources available at PACER.org/bullying include bullying prevention classroom toolkits, activities and videos for K-12 students; toolkits for organizing community events around bullying prevention; tips for how parents can talk with their children about the subject and work with schools and more.

PACER’s TeensAgainstBullying.org website offers relevant and interactive information in a teen-friendly way. Teens can find strategies to deal with bullying, ways they can stand up for other kids, and ideas for how they can bring the bullying prevention message to their school.

PACER’s KidsAgainstBullying.org website is specifically designed for elementary-aged children and uses a cast of animated characters to share bullying prevention strategies.
In addition, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLB), AbilityPath and Autism Speaks are partnering with The Bully Project to raise awareness about how bullying affects children with disabilities. Resources and a toolkit will be available soon at specialneeds.bullyingproject.com.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides creative and interactive resources designed to benefit all students, including students with disabilities. For more information, visit PACER.org/bullying or call 952-838-9000.

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Editors: Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, and other experts on bullying prevention are available for interviews.