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Posted: 10/26/2022

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Los Angeles, hosted a resource booth at The Fox Family Foundation Vision Fair on October 15, 2022. The Fox Family Foundation, along with RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting stigmas against and employing people with disabilities, hosted the fair on the Cal State University Los Angeles Campus to offer free vision screenings for those 3 and up. This inaugural event was led by a team of alumni who are blind and have low vision from RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program. PACER’s NBPC was happy to support these organizations and attendees with resources on bullying prevention, handing out hundreds of bookmarks, Unity Day posters, and more to families, educators, health care providers and others.

Posted: 10/26/2022

Many Minnesota kids are already off for MEA weekend, but those who were in school Wednesday may have experienced "Unity Day," a day when students nationwide wear orange for bullying prevention. At Centennial Elementary, fifth graders like Amayrani Hernandez Caute didn't leave it at that. She and her peers hosted a special assembly for the school's second and third graders, teaching them what bullying means, how to handle it, and what can happen as a result. Hernandez Caute says she was in second grade when she got a real example of what it means when another student repeatedly bullied her. Watch the full KARE11 News interview.

Posted: 10/13/2022

Stride Inc., the nation’s leading provider of online and blended learning programs, announced its continued partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for the 2022-2023 school year. This partnership is designed to help raise awareness of ways to identify, stop, and prevent bullying. Throughout the current school year, Stride and PACER’s will work together to elevate the voices of students who are impacted by bullying-related issues. Additionally, Stride is sharing several of PACER’s specialized toolkits and resources with 200,000+ enrolled students and families at its K12-powered programs that outline critical ways to recognize and respond to bullying. The company is also updating its online bullying prevention resource hub for its estimated 6 million unique annual website visitors.

Posted: 10/3/2022

Cartoon Network is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center again, in recognition of October as National Bullying Prevention Month. The cabler has released a new PSA titled “Redraw Your World Without Bullying.” Part of the award-winning national campaign, “Stop Bullying: Speak Up,” the PSA will also be available on all Cartoon Network social platforms, including YouTube and Instagram, beginning Monday (Oct. 3).

Under the network’s “Redraw Your World” tagline, “Redraw Your World Without Bullying” combines real-life kids and original animation plus some Cartoon Network characters, including Craig Williams, Raven, Beast Boy, and Robin. The PSA outlines how to be a successful ally to someone experiencing identity-based bullying, which targets an individual’ identity, such as their race, religion, disability, immigration status, sexual orientation.

Posted: 6/15/2022

We celebrate and honor the ten individuals and groups who were selected from hundreds who were nominated by peers to be recognized for their contributions and accomplishments to help prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion for all. Meet the recipients.

Posted: 6/7/2022

Congratulations to everyone whose videos were selected for the Spring 2022 "Students with Solutions" contest to produce short (one-to-three-minute) videos using template scripts! Producing the videos was a creative opportunity for adults to engage youth in bullying prevention conversation while involving them in developing resources that can help educate their peers.

When Quest Academy was asked, "What impact did creating the video have on those involved?" Their response, "Our students bonded while making this video. They grew in respect for each other’s different gifts and opinions and in confidence for their own. They grew in their ability to collaborate, listen to each other, and compromise with each other."

Top Entries include:

  • Dogwood Elementary | Smithtown, NY
  • Jo Anne Hall | Beautiful Soldier Enterprises LLC | Richmond, VA
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Upstanders | Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Outspoken Oaks, River Oaks Academy | Los Angeles, CA
  • Quest Academy | Palatine, IL
    • Posted: 4/12/2022

      You ask. We answer. Visit “Questions Answered” to learn why inclusion is important in helping address and prevent bullying. The short response is, “Inclusion helps foster a sense of “belonging” for all and increases the possibility that students will find meaningful connections among their peers, as well as support when they need it. When all are included and valued in the life of a community, bullying is less likely to occur.” Read the full article

      Posted: 4/4/2022

      The Kids Take on Bullying webinar series, presented in partnership with Cartoon Network, is now available to watch in the classroom or during other student related activities. The series is designed to help facilitate the development and implementation of amazing ideas to take on bullying in school, community, online, or wherever you see it happen. Watch the videos

      Posted: 3/4/2022

      Register as an individual or as a team

      A free month-long event with the goal of collectively circling the earth (24,901 miles) as many times as possible. which symbolizes the call to “moving toward a world without bullying.” Determine your own mileage goal to run, walk, roll, stroll, bike, hike, or wheel, logging the distances throughout the month. Every mile contributed will move us one step closer of a world which is kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive for all. Register Now

      Posted: 2/17/2022

      Recognize extraordinary individuals and groups

      Unity Awards is a celebration to recognize those who are helping to create a kinder, more inclusive, and more accepting world — whether it’s by empowering others to take positive action, advocating for those who need support, or sharing acts of kindness that cause a ripple effect in one’s community. This year six individuals or groups will be recognized with the Faces of Change award to honor them for their unique contributions to bullying prevention. Submit a nomination

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