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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Individuals from across the nation — and around the world — unite with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood. Get involved in this month long campaign uniting a nation to take action at the local level to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in schools, communities and online.


Free Film Screening! The Upstanders | A film about resilience and the power of connection

Join us for a live screening of The Upstanders documentary, followed by panel discussion on Monday, October 26 @ 7:00pm ET.

Free to register

Free Webinar: Cyberbullying Prevention

Designed for parents, professionals, and youth this webinar shows that we all have an important role to play to address and prevent cyberbullying. Hosted by the Tourette Association of America on Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00pm ET.

Free to register


Spookley the Square Pumpkin, A Digital Toolkit celebrating kidness, acceptance, and inclusion

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

"Stop Bullying Before it Starts" Toolkit (pre-school to 3rd grade)
Spookley is a square pumpkin who lives in a round pumpkin patch world. This online toolkit includes resources educators can use to effectively present The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin  with downloadable lesson plans and other activities that teach bullying prevention and character values.

Access the free, online toolkit


Win Prizes for the Classroom

Students with Solutions, sponsored by Planet Fitness’ Judgement Free Generation®, is an initiative for students to share their creative interpretation of what it means to be intentional with acts of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. All entries are eligible to win prizes for the classroom. Open to grades K-12  through December 31, 2020.

Get Started!

Thank You to everyone who supported Unity Day

We are grateful to everyone who celebrated Unity Day! Your actions make a difference and together, we can help create a world without bullying! Check out some of the amazing photos from celebrations around the world.

Unity Day Photos

View the Facebook Album

#UnityDay2020 on Instagram


Include Someone, Make a Difference

A campaign, created in partnership with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative, to inspire kids across the country to include someone to stop bullying before it starts.

Learn What It Means to Include
Order the resource kit
Inclusion activities for Kids


Covid-19, Distance Learning, and Cyberbullying Infographics


Download and share

Distance Learning ideas

  • New! - Access ALL-IN, a free online bullying prevention module now adapted for distance learning options for K-12 students
  • Encourage younger students to submit their questions to “Ask Carmen,” a member of the “Club Crew” who knows a lot about bullying and gives great advice to kids
  • Watch the videos featuring authors from the NBPC Book Club reading their stories

Features

Event Kit Create a world without bullying kit

Resource Kit

Order the “Create a World Without Bullying” resource kit which contains print materials for at least 50 participants.

Kids Against Bullying website Kids against bullying

Kids Against Bullying
website

Innovative, educational website for elementary school students to learn, engage in activities, and be inspired to advocate for self and others.

Teens Against Bullying website Teens against bullying

Teens Against Bullying
website

A website created by and for middle and high school students, with ideas to address bullying, be heard, and lead change in an important social cause.

Questions Answered Questions answered

Questions Answered

You asked, we answered! Response options include images, 60-second snapshot, longer articles, video and poll.

Students With Disabilities Students With Disabilities

Students With Disabilities

A comprehensive overview of addressing and preventing bullying and harassment of students with disabilities.

All-In All-in toolkit

ALL IN

Free online, year round toolkit with a new classroom lesson each week! Create environments in which each student is INcluded, INvested and INvolved.

I Care Because

I know how it feels to be bullied. My friends get picked on and I try to make the bullies stop. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Just the day before yesterday, this boy called me "Josie-Nosie." It's a mean nickname they call me at school. I hate it when people make fun of me. It makes me feel sad. I've almost been bullied my whole life. It's not funny. In the beggining of the school year, I felt worthless and down. Everyone picked on me and it didn't feel good. BULLIES IN THE WORLD, STOP BULLYING!! It's not funny. 
I try to tell bullies that bullying is not funny. I try not to bully others, I don't because I know how it feels. WE NEED TO MAKE AN END OF BULLYING!! :D <3 
-Josie 

Josie, 12, At school, Minnesota

I have been bullied because my love for anime is "too extreme". People have picked on me for the way I run, the things I like, and the clothes I wear. It is not fair to judge me based on my love for japanese culture. I care because I feel everyone should be able to enjoy what they love and what they do without the cruel judgements of "normies". Thanks to PACER's, I have been able to feel accepted.

Kakashi, 17, Los Angeles

I know that im only 10 years old but i think that bulting is really bad and  no matter what age we all can stop bulying!!! so lets do this....

Gabriela Valentin, 10, fl

I used to bully, too ( 5th grade)- but I didn't know it was bullying. The kids in my class and I always made fun of the mentally challenged kids when we passed by their room because of the wierd noises they made. We'd imitate them, then laugh at them. I wasn't the ringleader, but I really don't know who was. When I realized that it was bullying, I stopped, but then started again, In 6th grade, I realized how wrong I was and stopped. I can't imagine myself in one of those kids' shoes!

Gabby, 12, Mississippi

bullying is something thaat will effect a person for the rest of their lives and has serious consequences. I knew a girl in high school who was consantly bullied. She would tell teachers, but nothing changed. She became depressed as a direct result of bullying and ended up taking her own life. Please don't ever let this happen to someone you know. Bullying is a serious problem and needs to stop!

Jordan, 21, Washington

Videos

PACERTalks about Bullying - Season 3

We are thrilled to return for another season with more videos featuring interviews, stories, and informational content. New this season will be the feature “Ask Us” in which we will respond to questions from students around the world.

View the Latest Video

Documents

Notifying the School About Bullying — Using a Template Letter

PACER Center has created template letters that parents may use as a guide for writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and “fill in the blank” spaces so the letter can be customized for your child’s situation.

(Word Doc | Pdf)

Version for a Student with a 504 Plan (Word Doc | Pdf)
Version for a Student with an IEP Plan (Word Doc | Pdf )

“What You Can Do”

This 4-part handout series provides comprehensive information for students and adults about how to help someone who is experiencing bullying, as well as how to address bullying in the community.

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Support Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion for All Students

Become a Champion Against Bullying

Join the hundreds of nonprofits, schools, and community groups that collaborate directly with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center by using and sharing our bullying prevention resources in their communities.

Submit your organization

Survey Monkey Contributes to NBPC

Sign up and you will receive surveys by e-mail from SurveyMonkey customers who need your opinion. For every survey you take, SurveyMonkey will donate 50 cents to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, plus you'll get a chance to win $100 in an instant win game.

Join Survey Monkey in supporting PACER’s NBPC