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We Will Generation™
Student-led movement uniting students to
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Welcome to The WE WILL Generation,
The WE WILL Generation is a student-led movement uniting students to create positive inspired change.
Bullying is an issue that directly impacts children and youth every day. Today’s generation of students are important leaders and are ready to change what has happened to so many for too long. The WE WILL Generation says, “This is our issue and we will be the solution.”
Post these messages to social media or create your own message that encourages people to pledge to join the WE WILL Generation.
I pledge to join “The WE WILL Generation” and unite with students leading the bullying prevention movement. Join me at PACER.org/wewillgen to take the pledge and create safer communities for all. #wewillgen
I pledge to join “The WE WILL Generation” and unite with students leading the bullying prevention movement at PACER.org/wewillgen
I pledge to join #WeWillGen and unite with the bullying prevention movement PACER.org/wewillgen
of bullying situations end
when a peer intervenes.
A powerful statistic, showing the important influence that peers can have. Imagine the power of student-to-student engagement in which students are educated, inspired, and supported to take positive action to help their peers.
- Today’s students, like no other generation before them, have the opportunity to address bullying and change the culture within their schools, communities, and online.
- This generation knows that bullying is an issue for their peers; they want to help, and research shows that their actions will make a positive impact.
- To be successful they need a school-based structure, supported with online resources that provide practical strategies, solid information, and action steps.
- Students often have an intrinsic understanding of their social environments and can exercise more “social leverage” with peers than adults.
- Students who feel ownership of their communities, and realize that they can make a difference, can be powerful influencers.
- In a student-to-student model, the presenters and the audience both learn powerful lessons about bullying and what they can do to prevent it.
- This generation is ready to take action. What they need now is education, support, and inspiration – and a creative, practical program to make it happen!
WE WILL Reach Out
When you see someone being hurt, harmed or humiliated, do you think, "I want to help, but what can I do?" You're not alone in thinking that way—they are many who feel just like you. Kindness, support and hope are things that everyone can give—and your actions matter.
Imagine how lonely being bullied can feel. Then imagine what a difference knowing someone is there for you can make.
Build Them Up
Bullying so often tears people down. When you know that someone has been broken down, help them back up.
Turn A 180
Replace negative messages with positive actions that demonstrate inclusion and that it’s ok to be who you are.
WE WILL Speak Up
Want to know what really impact attitudes and creates change? It's older students talking with younger students. When older students show that compassion, tolerance and respect are important, they create a culture that raises the standards of behavior for everyone. These interactive ideas are a great way to engage, interact and connect.
Put learning into action by creating visual displays, mentoring younger students, and presenting in class.
Student Created Videos
Show a short student created video. Then lead a classroom discussion with the questions developed by the creator of the video.
Read these books with students. Follow up with engaging activities and discussion.
The WE WILL Classroom Curricula
Are you a student—or an educator—looking for an opportunity to build leadership, develop advocacy skills and educate on methods to respond to bullying? The WE WILL Generation curriculum is your answer. A free on-line, student-to-student curriculum designed for student leaders to engage, educate and inspire other students to be a part of The We Will Generation. To sign up for this opportunity, complete the registration form, and follow the instructions to access the lessons, activities, video, and other resources.
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Stories We Love
Raise Your Crown Against Bullying
My name is Olivia Pierce. I am 14 and in the 8th grade. When I was in kindergarten, I struggled with a learning disorder and acted out in class due to frustration. The other kids saw I was different and would bully me. No matter what I did after that, the kids never accepted me. With some help from my parents and teachers, things got better for me academically, but I was still bullied and didn’t have many friends. Luckily, I was able to turn to my parents for help. You should always tell your parents or another adult if you are bullied.
I’ve been told I have thick skin, because I kept trying to make new friends even though it felt like I would never have any. In middle school, I finally have some good friends and they do not judge me based upon my behavior in Kindergarten. Because of my experience, I go out of my way to make kids feel accepted and I do not judge them because they are different. Now I have a lot of friends who support me in my stopping bullying effort and they accept me for who I am because I accept everyone for who they are. I don’t care what other people think of them because, to me, everyone is special on the inside no matter what they are on the outside.
A year ago, I launched the “Raise Your Crown Against Bullying” initiative to help show other kids that are bullied that they are not alone. I also spend a lot of my volunteer time being an advocate for bullying prevention causes. I want every kid out there to know that bullying can happen to anyone, even adults. It is wrong, and everybody should be treated kindly.
As a result of my volunteering this past year, I earned The Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing 125 hours of community service. That was such an honor. Some of my bullying prevention activities include The Faces of Change — The Youth Advisory Board of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, PACER’s Run Walk and Roll Against Bullying, and advocating through my own nonprofit “Raise Your Crown Against Bullying.” Learn more on my Facebook page
WE WILL Represent
Share the We Will Generation with your school or organization. Display these 24’ x 36” posters which feature the We Will Generation pledge and how to get involved.
Provide every student with a bookmark as a reminder that they are part of the We Will Generation—and that they are making a difference.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
The WE WILL Generation™
A program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! Students are ready to lead the bullying prevention movement. “We will be the generation that says, ‘This is our issue and we will be the solution.’” Bullying is an issue that directly impacts children and youth every day. Today’s generation of students is ready to take action and uniquely positioned to prevent and stop bullying. What they need is education, support, and inspiration – and a creative program that will give them the practical skills to be part of the solution. The WE WILL Generation is an exciting new initiative developed by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center that uses a students-teaching-students model to build leadership and encourage a change in culture to address bullying.