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2019 Benefit Video: We Have Hope, The Story of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Premiering at PACER’s Annual Benefit on May 11, 2019, this video features Paula Goldberg, PACER’s Executive Director, sharing the behind-the-scenes story which set in motion the 2006 creation of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Bullying Prevention 101

We have teamed up with Planet Fitness’ Judgement Free Generation® initiative to develop “Bullying Prevention 101,” a free educational resource designed to equip teachers, counselors and other educators with tools to empower students to prevent bullying and stand up for kindness. This comprehensive online module provides resources and engaging activities designed to help students develop the skills to advocate for their peers, whether you are just beginning the bullying prevention conversation in your school or taking further steps to spread kindness. The material is available for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Prevent bullying, promote kindness

UNITY AWARDS Awards held May 22

Congratulations to our 2019 national and local Unity Award recipients.

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Michal Mishan Headshot

Los Angeles NBPC Volunteer Receives Award

Michal Mishan, a devoted supporter of PACER, was awarded the “Human Services Center 2019 Volunteer of the Year” from Community Conscience , who hosted the awards and generously provides office space rent-free to the LA bullying prevention office.  Michal received this award based on contributions to the Los Angeles Gala, Youth Advisory Board, and other PACER projects in Southern California and Minnesota.

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Event Kit Create a world without bullying kit

Event Kit

Order the “Create a World Without Bullying” event kit which contains printed resources for up to 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

my little brother gets bullied all the time and this is his first year in high school. I am very worried that he could get hurt and so I talk to him a lot about being safe in school. It is sad that a child has to be afraid to go to school. I absolutely have no respect for people who bully but they need to be understood so they can be stopped. I caught two boys in lunch picking on my brother and I confronted them. They did not have much to say. I care because I love children and they shouldnt have to feel fear and teachers should stop looking the other way.

Arely, 25, az

in 5th grade i got held back because my grades weren't good enough, so when i got into 6th grade, all of my old friends were calling me 'failure' because they thought i failed. i decided to talk to one of them because she was the only one that understood that i didn't fail. she and i convinced the other kids  that i didn't fail, my grades just weren't good enough. so every day, i always thank her for helping me

caleb, 13, kenton ohio

I feel alone alot of the time because i havnt got as much friends as when i did was in my other school and i think its because my friends have got new friends now. there are these kids at school that stick things on my back and i am teased because i am quite shy. they embarress me and i go red, when i go red they tease me about that too. im not hurt physically but i am hurt emoticonily, i dont want to go to school either really now because i am scared something else will make me feel worse. 

Lucy, 12, ny

I care because i care. No one should ever have to go through with bullying. NO ONE. Just because they are different or stand out from the crowd doesn't make bullying right. Stand up for the ones who don't fit in. Stand up for the ones that don't feel loved. Stand up for the ones who don't think life is worth it. No one should ever feel that way. Bullying NEEDS to stop. Everyone deserves a true friend. Be that friend.

Jaxie, 16, CA

i know what it feels like to be bullied. some of the people just get use to it, they come pre-pared for it until some people speak up.

crystal, 13, il,justice


PACERTalks about Bullying - Season 2

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 | 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.

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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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