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As part of PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Month, children, teens, adults, schools, and communities across the country are encouraged to hold a special event to show they care about this important issue. The event can include music, give-aways, special speakers, petition signing, and more as people unite to join the movement against bullying.

New Student Event Toolkit
Need help planning a student-led bullying prevention event? PACER has partnered with Facebook to create a practical Student Event Toolkit that will make it easier to hold events in your school or community.

Draft Agenda pdf- This draft agenda can be modified to fit your needs. Design a “show” that is supported by concurrent activities.

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Information Flyer

Download this free, colorful, and informative 8 ½ x 11 (2-sided) flyer that outlines the creative resources, outreach activities, and opportunities available from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Print the flyer and use it for your local event, activity, or fundraiser. Limited quantities of pre-printed flyers are also available by emailing [email protected] and providing your name, organization, address, information on the event/activity/fundraiser where you’ll be using them, and the quantity being requested.

Upcoming Events

#BeABuddy Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 5K and Fun Run

Date: 10/21/2017
Time: 9:00 AM

Melbourne, FL
Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way Melbourne, FL US 32935

#BeABuddy Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 1-mile Fun Run and 5K timed run plus a Free Family Fitness/Wellness Expo at Wickham Park Saturday October 21st 9am-1pm! Stand Up! Be A Buddy! Get Moving with your family, friends and your community on the Space Coast!

Over 13 million children will be bullied this year. Not only are the effects of bullying on a child felt immediately, they can also be lifelong - or even tragic. That’s why The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development and other local autism support organizations invite you to join us as we rally around our students, families, and our community to raise awareness of bullying, prevention efforts AND enjoy free family fitness activities at the Expo after the Race!

Delta and Ques Against Bullying

Date: 10/21/2017
Time: 830 AM

Fort Worth, TX
Trinity Park Policeman and Fireman’s Memorial 2401 University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated invite you to join us as we rally around our students, families, and our community to raise the awareness of bullying. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are working with several organizations within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement educational outreach initiatives that raise awareness about issues affecting families such as mental health, including bullying. According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and nationwide 160,000 children stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied-and the effects can be life-long, even tragic.  Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
This event will be held at the Trinity Park Policeman & Fireman’s Memorial Pavilion. The 5K Walk/Run winds through Trinity Park. The 5K is a USATF certified course. 5K will be chip timed by Chip-2-Chip Race Timing. 

Walk and Roll Against Bullying

Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 9 AM to 11 AM

Crystal City, TX
Crystal City Javelina Football Field

Students from all campuses at Crystal City ISD will participate in an outdoor activity at the high school football field.  This is the 4th year that the schools participate in a Unity Walk to promote working together against bullying in our schools and community.

Workshop: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities, What Parents and Professionals Need to Know

Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 3:30

Cranston, RI
RI Parent Information Network, 1210 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920

Join us on UNITY DAY for our workshop! 
Studies have shown that students with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their peers without disabilities. Being bullied can directly impact their education. Participants will learn about their legal rights, self-advocacy and the IEP as a useful tool in a plan to prevent bullying.

Understanding Cyberbullying

Date: 10/26/2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Redford, MI
12121 Hemingway

A community presentation to parents with special needs loved ones. To Understanding Cyberbullying the signs and effects. Our special needs community and parents need a comprehensive understanding of (and action plan to deal with) cyberbullying among youth special needs/disabilities These students arguably are among those most vulnerable to this growing problem, and have been characterized as the “perfect victim.” 

FREE Bullying Prevention + Pizza Party!

Date: 10/27/2017
Time: 6:30pm

Carrollton, TX
2760 E. Trinity Mills Rd. #117

PLEASE RVSP by 10/25/2017.

It will be our pleasure to speak with your children about Bullying Prevention.  In our short time together we will not only discuss a few of the most important concepts in preventing bullying, but we will also have fun learning basic self-defense techniques. 

*Recognizing bullying behavior.
*Avoiding being part of a bullying situation.
*How to react when you’re being bullied.
*What to do after you’ve been bullied.
*How to help others who are being bullied.

Please make sure you RSVP so we can plan for enough pizza!

Bullying Prevention Class

Date: 10/28/2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Richardson, TX
580 W. Arapaho Rd. Ste 208, Richardson, TX 75080

Lone Eagle Martial Arts is offering a free 45 minute Bullying Prevention Class followed by a pizza party!

Run Walk and Roll Lubbock

Date: 10/28/2017
Time: 10:00am

Lubbock, TX
Evans Middle School, 4211 58th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413

Join the Student Councils from Lubbock as we Run, Walk, and Roll Against Bullying. The event will be held at Evans Middle School located at 4211 58th Street from 10:00am to 12:00pm. We invite all students, parents, families, educators and community leaders to join us for this important awareness event. In addition to the walk there will be games, concessions, activities, and information for everyone.

Anti-Bully Awareness Rally

Date: 10/29/2017
Time: 1:00pm

Mesquite, TX
4201 Gus Thomasson Mesquite, TX 75150

It’s free for EVERYTHING!!! Just come, learn some stuff, get some candy and prizes, and have a blast! We have bikes, tablets, TVs, gift cards and so much more. Plus the Mavs Maniaacs dancers will be there to perform and sign autographs! Where will you find a better time? NOWHERE!!! Come see us!

A Necessary Conversation

Date: 1/20/2018
Time: 3pm & 7pm

Tampa, FL
Straz’ TECO Theatre, 1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602

Written by Peter Nason and Deborah Bostock-Kelley, A Necessary Conversation features two poignant short plays that debuted in 2017 to stellar reviews and positive audience response - Nason's 47 Reasons to Live at the Tampa Fringe Festival and Bostock-Kelley's 11:11 at Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. Two showings: 3pm and 7pm. Tickets: $15 for 3pm and $20 for 7pm. The evening show includes a question and answer talkback panel following the production. The panel includes Robert Allen, a father who recently lost his bullied son to suicide; Freddy Barton, Safe and Sound Hillsborough, an organization founded in 2013 to address violence in the family, school, or neighborhood; Wendy Malloy, Tampa volunteer lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Emily Surak, 2017 Miss America's Teen Miss Central Florida Outstanding Teen who volunteers with Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and is using her platform to discuss teen suicide prevention.