• You Are Braver, Stronger and Smarter Than You Think

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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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  • Ask Jamie

    Whether you are being bullied, witnessing bullying, afraid of peer pressure, concerned your actions are hurting others, or something else, just ask Jamie! With zero judgments and her best advice, she is here for you.

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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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  • “Bullying is Real”

    Bullying has been seen in schools across the nation, but a lot of times we don’t realize that it’s also happening right at our school. It’s important for students who are targets or witnesses of bullying to know where they can get help. Students from Leon High School share how bullying can make a person feel and give advice to how to prevent bullying.

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Features / New Stuff

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Make Plans Now To Wear Orange on Unity Day Oct. 21 and Show Support for Those Who Have Been Bullied

PACER has partnered with CustomInk to launch its fifth annual ‘Be Good to Each Other’ campaign in support of Unity Day and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. The campaign encourages students, groups, and others to take a stand for kindness, respect, and inclusion by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts. Official Unity Day t-shirts will be available for purchase for $12 beginning Sept. 8. CustomInk will donate all profits (approximately $8 per shirt) back to PACER. Be sure to order by Oct. 8 for guaranteed arrival in time for Unity Day. Order your 2015 Unity Day T-shirt at customink.com/stopbullying.


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
Learn more

 


Tell Us Why You Care

  • Bullying is not a good thing to do.

    wil — 16
  • i care because i have been a witness of bullying. i want to be able not to come a bully but stop all the bullying.

    Sarah — 15
  • My story starts in first grade, when i visited a new school. It was fine the first few weeks, then people use to tag me and then run away saying Dylan germs and tagging someone. It hurt for a long time, then in fifth grade I wouldn't give up my line in dodge ball so I got punched in the eye. Then as I moved to a new school, I begin to think of my self not as a person that is deserved of loved. I was told constantly how weak i was (emotionally). Then as I entered High School I was more active in school, I had a dream of getting in NHS by my Junior Year. Well as my freshman year progress, I can't believe the people i used to hang out with was not actually my friend. They belong in a group that judges you terribly and then when you sit there depressed they ask you what is wrong. As I entered Sophomore year, I didn't know who to trust. Until, I made a friend from a different school, she was the only person i allowed myself to trust then she left me like everyone else. So I begin not to trust people, I believed that no one would be proud of my achievements or just enjoy me. No one wanted me around so I become quiet. Then as i entered my Junior year, people stilled didn't like me, but i harden myself. I forced myself to be strong no matter how bad their words hurt. I refused to let them see how bad they got me. Well I got accepted into NHS, and there ended up a bunch of people who found ways to make fun of that too. I don't even know what there is so wrong with me. I enjoy spn, Dr.who, sherlock, and merlin. I love to read. Also, I love to make people happy, but they just end up hurting me back. I question constantly what the point of me is, but everyone no matter how bad they got it was not born thinking they are a loser it is the world around them that made them this way. Everyone is beautiful in my opinion and my biggest goal is to end bullying.

    Dylan — 17
  • I have never been bullied before. But I have stoped it when ever I could. If I couldn't stop it right then I would always tell a adult. One day after school I was about to leave and walk home but when I was leaveing the building I saw "Big Ben" he was choking a kid much smaller than him. When I saw it I just froze I didn't know what to do, my first instinct was to run so I did. Right when I ran out the door I started to cry the hardest I have ever cried before. I automatically ran inside and couldn't find him so I ran to the office and told the counselor. He told me that he has talked to "Big Ben" about this before and would talk to him again. I went home and thought of all the times that I have seen people being bullied and stoped it but I couldn't this time. To this day I think about it often and I feel terrible about it.

    Tessa — California
  • I was bullied. if u get bullied just remember that it not u that is the problem it them there jealous of you. it doesn't not make u weak it makes them weak

    tash — 13
  • its not worth hurting yourself,beating yourself up every day people put us down as if we are the dirt on their shoes but really they are proving them selfs wrong and showing us how much better we are than them STAND UP TO THEM ,be your self your beautiful never forget that your here for a reason !<3

    becca — uk

Stories

My Story and Advice
Daven

I was bullied pretty badly in high school. There was one kid in particular who would try to make me feel inferior in every way he knew how. For example, he would throw stuff at me constantly, flick me in the head, punch me, wipe whatever he picked out his nose on my shirt, call me ugly and stupid, mock me and of course – tell me he would beat me up if I ever fought back. It was like his daily mission.

And it was my daily mission to just get through the day. What can I say, it made my world very small because that was my sole focus – just surviving. Everything else fell by the wayside. Unfortunately, that included any form of social life. So not only was my world tiny. It was very lonely. 

Looking back to that time – which was about 11 years ago – my biggest mistake was not bringing anyone in to that world of mine. I was too proud (and embarrassed) to get help. I would rather not face the fact that I needed help because in my mind, that would mean that the bully won. It would also mean that I was weak. 

Let me just say this – bullying someone is a weak choice. The only reason they come after you is because they think you won’t do anything about it. Does that make anyone strong? Absolutely not. Be stronger – reach out to a parent, a teacher or friend. Anybody. Simply admit that you are struggling and need help. 

You can put it like this, “Somebody who is weak and trying to build their self esteem up has chosen to do that by putting me down. The only reason they are doing that is because I am nice and I haven’t done anything about it yet. Well I am through putting up with this. I have basic human rights that they are violating to feel better and that it is just not okay. How do I handle this the right way? I don’t want the pain cycle to continue and become someone I don’t want to be.

I will close by saying this – I am okay! I am not just surviving. I am enjoying my life. I graduated from college with honors by the way (being stupid was lie…it is all a lie) You don’t have to wait to live though. Do something today.