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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Much can occur in a decade, and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center proves it. Over the past 10 years, the Center’s National Bullying Prevention Month campaign grew from a small week-long event in October 2006 to a worldwide effort with multiple activities and products throughout October. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities.

“From the campaign’s beginning, celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Demi Lovato and organizations such as the National PTA and National Education Association have publicly supported PACER’s bullying prevention efforts,” said Paula F. Goldberg, executive director of PACER Center.

Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.

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Show Your Support

Special Events

Unity Day – Wed. Oct 19th

Make it ORANGE and make it end!
Together against bullying! United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

A family-friendly event held by schools, businesses or communities to show the nation’s commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line. The event can be accompanied by pre-and post- activities such as games for kids, speakers, music, prizes and dance.

Other Exciting Opportunities

Hold an Event

You're Not Alone, We're Here for You is an opportunity to create communities that are together against bullying - and united to provide kindness, support and hope for those who have experienced bullying, through conversation, education and inspiration. The resources give students, adults and communities ideas on how to help so that every students feels that they are supported and know there are people who care.

Involve Students

The WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! Students say, “We will be the generation that says, ‘This is our issue and we will be the solution.’”  The program includes education on what students can do to help someone being bullied, ideas for connecting older students with younger students, and a student taught curriculum.

Educational Activities

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers several, free creative activities and resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available on-line, and easy to implement in the school and community.

  • Project ConnectInvite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.
  • Create A Poster - Send us your story, poem, artwork or video on the topic expressing your ideas on bullying prevention.
  • Unity Banner - Create a huge banner with the word UNITY as the central theme. Ask everyone to sign the banner, define what unity means to them, or make a suggestion about ways to unite as a school or organization.
  • Above the Line—Below The Line – Create a chart that helps students actively define behaviors that they consider “above the line” versus “below the line”.
  • Book Club Ė Read these books with classrooms and follow up activities and discussion.