• You’re Not Alone

    PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources.

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  • Matt the Film

    Matthew Tapia was born 3 months pre-mature, a mere 1.5 pounds. Doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival, and if he was able to defy the odds he would barely be able to speak or even walk. A film about the power of never giving up.

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  • Bullies and Bystanders

    Bullying and cyberbullying are a fact of life for many kids and teens; research suggests almost half of teens have experienced cyberbullying in the past year. But by standing up, instead of standing by, kids and teens can help end bullying.

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  • Lizzie Sider

    Lizzie is a country music singer/songwriter, who experienced verbal teasing and ridiculing from other children in elementary school. Her song, “Butterfly” tells her story and how she overcame her situation.

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  • Make the Difference

    Students in the advanced technology class at Columbia Middle School in Ohio created this amazing video urging students to make a difference by “turning a 180″ for students who are bullied.

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  • “Broken”

    Official music video for Anna Richey’s “Broken”, an inspiring song about bullying.

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  • Everybody Come On (It’s On Us)

    Using lyrics and ideas submitted by our Mean Stinks Twitter fans, recording artist and anti-bullying advocate, Keenan West, created this song to inspire girls around the country to join the #MeanStinks movement by doing acts of nice to spread positivity and bring an end to bullying.

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  • Turn a Life Around

    Bullying knocks down thousands of kids every day, but when one person stands, another will stand with them. You can be that person, you can turn a life around.

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Features / New Stuff

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Unity Day was a great orange success

On Wed., Oct 22nd, the world came together to unite against bullying!

Here are a few Unity Day highlights:

  • At Ramstein Intermediate School, the lunchroom served orange colored food and a military unit provided 900 orange cookies for students. Even their jaguar mascot, Spots, dressed in orange.
  • Heritage High School in California had their 2nd annual Unity Flash Mob.
  • More than 550 students from Washington Elementary School in Washington celebrated by joining hands around their school and reciting their bully pledge.
  • AD Johnston High School in Michigan created an art piece to be displayed in their school. Each student, staff and board member decorated a popsicle stick and all the sticks were put into one piece of art to show that we are all individuals and together we create a larger beautiful piece of art.

Other celebrations across the country included a mix-it up lunch, pep rallies, paper chains of unity, and morning announcements. Unity Day celebrations also went international in Argentina, Mexico, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Canada. Thanks again to everyone who came together this year to show one giant message of support, hope and unity. When we stand together, no one stands alone!

Check out our Facebook page for more celebration activities!

 


Michael and Marisa

Your Story is Powerful! Share it for a chance to receive a 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air!*

Watch for announcement of story selected in early November!

Michael and Marisa, teen spokespersons for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, care deeply about the bullying prevention cause. Through their outreach, they know that a lot of kids feel like they are all alone, and that nothing will change. They are here to let other teens know that things can change, and they want to encourage all teens to be a part of that change by sharing your story. Selected stories will be posted to this website and one story will be chosen at random to receive a 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air!

 

Find out more

 


Join the We Will Generation!

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Want to be a part of the movement of students looking out for students? Learn what you can do and how to take the pledge:

WE WILL be the generation to:

  • Own this issue and be the solution
  • Make sure every individual knows that they matter
  • Reach out to peers and let them know that they aren’t alone
  • Establish a supportive community that unites in action
  • Change the negativity that has impacted so many for so long
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Tell Us Why You Care

  • You're more than worthy. Yes, you feel like your whole world is tumbling down, and your only friend is that blade that you hide. And people say it will get better, you ask yourself if it actually will. Like my friend once told me "It's gunna get darker before it gets brighter." It may take weeks, months, or even years, but it will get better. No matter how much you hate yourself, there will be that one day when you say "gosh, I'm so beautiful" and be proud of it. That's not being conceited, that's being proud of who you are. And if your scars stick around, don't hide them be proud and say "I'm a fighter, I fought and won!" This might be just another one of those where you say "ugh, another person trying to tell me I'm important." Why don't you take this and actually notice that you ARE important! Those people that bring you down aren't worth your tears nor time.
    "She doesn't understand what I'm going through." I do understand, more than you can imagine. I'm a fighter myself and I'm still fighting. I know how it feels to be different from everyone. To try and explain how you feel and they just stare at you like you're crazy. To have people say they will be there for you but end up leaving in less than a week. To hide a smile just make your parents happy and think that you're okay. I've cut, starved, everything. And I'm still not perfect. Why? Because no one is. Be the winner in the war. And years from now, you can smile proudly to those people that brought you down. "I'm still here. Happy and alive."

    Anonymous (L.P) — 13
  • Bullying is silly. Who would have fun being cruel, rude or mean to someone? Being prejudice or saying hurtful comments isn't at al fun! Bullying must be stopped. And if any of you bullies are reading this, think abiut this... Why?

    Sammy — Australia
  • I care because I know that it hurts and that it isnt okay. I have not personally expierienced it but I have stopped it before and will continue doing it forever.

    Avery — Florida
  • I care because i was bullied once and i won't let no one bully me anymore, I want people to feel that they have people there for you no matter what happens.

    dominic — 14
  • because i know what it feels like to get beaten or picked on every day and i know the pain and i want to make a difference and stick up for my peers that are bullied so they dont have to expierence the pain i did.

    Allie — Michigan
  • It's jus t not safe. I really don't like bullying. The words "Sticks and Stones might break my bones but names will never hurt me" is not true. Bullying counts the same BOTH mentally AND physically. So let's stop it together!

    Alex — Maryland

Stories

Bullied
Ryan

Stop picking on me, please, just leave me alone;

I’ve done nothing to you, I’m just trying to go home.

You might think it’s funny, the kind of clothes I wear,

But I don’t understand why you would even care.

So what if I wear thick glasses because I need help to see,

Because I see clearly you’re someone I hope I’ll never be.

Every time you call me ‘stupid,’ that really hurts me too,

Trust me, you would feel the same if it was said to you.

I might be small and might be weak but that is no excuse,

My body size is something that I just did not choose.

I know I like to spend recess escaping into my books;

It’s unfair that when I try to smile you give me dirty looks.

The bruises on my arm you gave still are black and blue,

I really wish you could see yourself through my point-of-view.

School is a place that I should be able to learn and have fun,

But you took that joy away from me and now I’m left with none.

I don’t have many friends and I feel I don’t fit in,

My whole life I’ve fought a losing battle and for once I’d like to win.

My home life is very hard, and my parents fight each day,

They tell me they don’t love me and they wished I’d go away.

I have nobody I can talk to, and it makes me cry at night,

I hoped school could pull me out of my darkness and finally show me light.

So please, I beg you, leave me be, I feel fragile and distraught,

Because you don’t know a thing about the battles that I’ve fought.