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Founded by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006

Every October, individuals from across the nation – and around the world – unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.

The campaign is a catalyst for:

  • Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools
  • Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying
  • Providing a platform to hold school and community events
  • Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications
  • Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention
  • Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying
  • Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources
  • Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion
  • Helping to create a world without bullying

Show Your Support

Every day thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home, through social media and texts. There are many ways to support bullying prevention as an individual or with friends and family, and within your school or community.

For an individual

For a School or Community

5 Ways to Celebrate NBPM | PACERTalks About Bullying: Season 2, Episode 5

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Initiated by PACER in 2006, this is a great time for schools, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about bullying and the role we all play in making a difference. In this episode of PACERTalks About Bullying, you'll learn 5 ideas on how to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month in your community.

Order the t-shirt and sticker set

These custom-designed products display the unifying message to “Choose Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion.” Available for $12 per shirt and $8 per sticker set (10 stickers per set), with 100% of net proceeds going to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Order by October 7th to receive in time for Unity Day. Orders for 2020 will open late summer.

Unity Day: Wear and Share Orange!

Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you care about preventing bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR and SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying. Learn ways to get involved.

Activities

Hold a Pledge Signing Event: An opportunity to involve everyone to make the commitment to unite against bullying.

Create A Unity Tree: An interactive and hands-on activity, a shared experience in which anyone can participate and everyone can watch the tree grow. Each person contributes their own unique experiences, creative ideas, and strategies by writing positive messages on leaves that are attached to the tree.

Project Connect: Invite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.

Classroom Toolkits

One-day or single event classroom lesson plans

Week-long classroom lesson plan

Year-long classroom lesson plans

Special Events

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

A family-friendly event held by schools, businesses or communities to show the nation’s commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line. The event can be accompanied by pre-and post- activities such as games for kids, speakers, music, prizes and dance.

Hold An Event

Order the Resource Kit: “Create a World Without Bullying”

Resources, activities and giveaways for up to 50 participants to share at a school or community event. This kit, which sells for $50, provides adults or students with everything needed to engage individuals to take action steps in their school and community.