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1 out of 5 students is bullied; 5 out of 5 can help prevent that

National Bullying Prevention Month (NBPM) and Unity Day

NBPM held during October; Unity Day is Wednesday, October 19

A month long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. On October 19th, plan to wear and share the color orange — as a tangible representation of the supportive, universal message that our society wants to prevent bullying, and is united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

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Quick Guides

The three-part handout series provides an overview of how bullying is defined, the roles involved, and helpful tips to address bullying behavior. Bullying Prevention 101, A Quick Guide for:

Information to Support and Educate Students

Help youth learn “ How to Tell an Adult ” with this age appropriate info graphic. Read, share, and download the library of helpful information to support and educate students on bullying prevention.

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Carmen’s Corner

A series of educational videos designed for young audiences featuring characters from PACER’s Kids Against Bullying puppet program

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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

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

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


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 was all ways pick on because was fat and small

jordan, 13, iowa

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

I was a victim for 3 years in elementary school by a group of girls and I witnessed bullying now in my middle school years. I'm in 7th grade by the way and there's this boy who gets picked on and he's tired of it and he told me he wanted to commit suicide and that's not his first time trying. How many suicides is it going to take for people to notice words hurt ? 

Wendy , 13, Geogia

i care because many people is being bullied,  .... the end of bullying begins with me and YOU:)

anonymous, 15, south america

I know how that feels. It's horrible.

Mayara, 15, SP

i care because i had to watch my best friend get bullied to the point to where she quit school because she could not take the pain of going each day! this should not happen to anyone!!! and i want to stop it from happening to someone else

Alicia, 23, GA

I care because I was bullied for 4 years and i dont want it to ever happen to anyone again. i understand the pain. Everyone should care!!

Sara, 15, Tennessee

The same thing happened to me the last year... Some very mean and dumb boys started picking on me and told me every single day that I'm gay and threw away my bag, etc. But one day, I stood up for myself and told them my true opinion about them: how insecure and worthless they are for trying to bring me down. Then all my classmates took my side, and those jerks never said a single word to me ever again. I've made many new friends and now I'm actually very popular ;) don't give up dude!

tom, 16, Ca

Me and my friends are bullied every day for being smart and normal, not boy crazy and mean. I have no idea what I did to these people, but they seem to hate me and my BFF Rach the most. We never did anything, honest. They refuse to work with us, call our names out, and call us derigitory things. I go to a Catholic school, which makes everything harder, because our teachers refuse to believe these kids would do anything. I wanna leave school so bad, and I cry a lot. I want to stop this NOW.

Kiki, 14, NJ


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.

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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)

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

“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.

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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.

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