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PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

http://www.pacer.org/

Founded in 2006, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.

How does PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center help?

  • Promotes a shared conversation and response to bullying in which everyone works together responsibly and collaboratively to create safe environments for students
  • Inspires entire communities to get involved with social change and promoting kindness, acceptance, and inclusion
  • Offers classroom activities, toolkits, and lesson plans for educators
  • Provides informative guides for parents to understand the dynamics of bullying, help their children through bullying situations, and learn how to communicate with school staff
  • Educates students with age-appropriate resources and information to manage bullying situations, be supportive of their peers, and take action to prevent bullying in their school, community, and online
  • Creates school-wide opportunities to address bullying, including National Bullying Prevention Month in October and Unity Day, initiatives both founded by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

Welcome to PACER | PACERTalks About Bullying, Episode 1

The first video of the new series, PACERTalks About Bullying, where each week we will be talking about all things bullying. In our first episode, we share more about PACER Center and what we do.

Watch more videos from the series.

Websites

PACER offers digital-based resources for parents, schools, teens and youth, including:

PACER.org/Bullying: This is the portal page for parents and educators to access bullying resources, which include educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, contest ideas, promotional products and more. pacer.org/bullying
PACERTeensAgainstBullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause. teens against bullying
PACERKidsAgainstBullying: A creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action. kids against bullying
PACER.org/WeWillGen: An online curriculum that encourages student-tostudent conversation to educate, inspire, and support teens to create kinder and safer schools. we will generation

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month—October

In 2006, PACER founded National Bullying Prevention Month, which is held annually during October. This is a time for communities nationwide to unite and raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities and education.

During National Bullying Prevention Month—and throughout the year—the community is encouraged to use these creative resources to engage, educate and inspire others to join the movement.

PACER Center—Champions for Children with Disabilities

Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities.

With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.

Together Against Bullying

First shown at PACER’s Annual Benefit in May 2017, this animated video created from student drawings and writing, brought to life with the voices of youth. It poignantly provides insight into how painful bullying can feel, but also touchingly shows that kids want it to stop and want to be part of the solution.

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2017 Program Highlights

900 million+ Media impressions about PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.
20 million+ Social media impressions about PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.
3.9 million+ Bookmarks distributed to schools, organizations, and communities.
1,459,932 Visits to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center websites.
1,253,036 Total reach on Facebook.
48,796 Likes on Facebook.
12,000+ Unity Day posters were distributed to schools around the country.
4,794 Individual contacts regarding bullying prevention situations and resources.

COMMENTS

From students:

“Thank you guys so much for this website! Knowing I’m not alone has helped me so much! Thank you for helping me through all of this!”

“Thank you so much for making this website. It has opened up a new door for me in my life.”

“I am glad this site is alive and running. For some kids this site may be their only resort.”

“I am one of those people getting bullied right now. It hurts so much. They won’t stop and I told an adult and nothing happened. I really will come back to this website almost every day because I want it to stop!”

“This website is one of the best I have ever seen. I love how they made everything clear and understandable. I have gone through bullying and even left school because of it. Thank you so much for what you do to help kids. I will make sure my friends know about this and get my school involved.”

From Parents and Educators:

“I have studied your website up and down and find you one of the most influential and inspirational resources out there.”

“Thank you for your passionate commitment to this important issue!”

“I think all of PACER’s resources are thorough and comprehensive, as well as extremely relevant to today’s issues with bullying. Thank you!”

“It’s the best information I’ve seen. I appreciate your hard work.”

OUTCOMES

After visiting PACER’s bullying prevention online resources:

  • 100% - Workshop attendees reported that the information learned will help them to help their child or student more effectively build their self-advocacy skills.
  • 100% - Individuals found “The WE WILL Generation” materials to be a helpful bullying prevention resource.
  • 98% - Students who were more likely to help someone being bullied after using PACER resources.
  • 97% - Students who were bullied learned about how to get help.
  • 94% - Teachers indicated PACER resources have provided useful information to help their students.
  • 90% - Poster recipients reported Unity Day was useful in raising awareness of bullying prevention.