• Imagine

    Imagine going about your life while being bombarded with negative messages. Fortunately, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is giving kids the power to use their words not to hurt but to hear, to help, and to heal.

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  • 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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  • The Unity Awards

    A Celebration of Those who have Helped Create Kinder, More Accepting and Inclusive Communities

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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


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!

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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!


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Join the We Will Generation!


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

  • I don't like bullying because its a waste of time. Bullying is a big thing here in Hawai'i. People bullying each other because they are going through something with their family. A lot of parents here teach their kids to be tough. The tougher kids bully the kids who seem weak JUST because. I'm gonna be honest though... I'm a bully AND the bullied. I bully people because i've been bullied all my life. People all around the world bully each other because they've been bullied at sometime in their life. I bully others for the same reason everyone else does. I bully because I'm being bullied and I want to know how it feels to be on the other side of the glass. I want to feel cool like all the other bullies. Bullying is just a waste of time though. It won't change a thing. I've learned that the hard way.

    Malachi — 14
  • They may cry themselves to sleep, but you wouldn't notice because they're always smiling. Thy are strong people, yes yes they are but sometimes they'll need to let it out. Everyone wants happiness. Nobody deserves to be bullied, just stop and think about it...would you really want to be the cause of someone's pain? Even if they did something wrong to you, make a difference (A good one) If they don't stop , that's them they'll end up somewhere worse. Stop bullying and speak up!

    Unknown — UNKNOWN
  • Because when I started middle school I got bullied, and I'm a junior in high school and I still do. But you are not alone, because I care about bullying, because I lost my bff to bullying. It's not fun, and I know it hurts, but DON'T GIVE IN TO THE BULLY! STAY STRONG BECAUSE YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE! <3

    Sarah — 17
  • I have been left out a lot, been given the rudest glares, heard the things they had to say about me, all of it. Bullies destroyed my confidence, and they have torn me down to the point where i thought i wasnt good enough. I dont think anyone else should go through the cycle of inconfidence, depression, insecurity, and what they think is false hope. I have gone through a lot because of bullying. It has destroyed me inside and out. Bullying really hurts people, even if you dont see them reacting to it, you dont know if they go home and cry theirself to sleep or think about ending it because of one thing someone said. Thats all it takes to push someone over the edge sometimes. If anyone reads this and is being bullied, youre not alone. Talk to someone youre close with, it doesnt even have to be family. Maybe just a good friend. Whoever it is, they will help you through this dark time. I cant say i dont deal with it anymore, it still happens all the time. But my close friend has helped me see that those words cant hurt me anymore. Stop isolating yourself, dont hurt yourself tonight, and please reach out to someone. Best wishes to all of you, i hope you find your light. Keep fighting, it will get better. ❤

    Makayla — 15
  • I care about bullying because the bully bullies you because they think you ae better than them and they want to make themselves better than you so the next time you see someone being bullied speak up and stop it.

    Himeshi — 14
  • I care because...
    i know how it feels-- people looking at you as if you did somethig wrog t them, to think that your life is a trash and their lives are perfect and starting to be someone else for them to stop talking things that makes you feel a dump. ;Being numb in pain cause everyday all you did was to show your best to accept you.-- Trying to please all of them while they don't care about you the way you care about them, the 'friend' you called bt isn't there when you needed them.They just suddeny left you and don't give you WORTH and easily break their WALL OF TRUST down to you.
    We should be what we want to be. Don't listen to what they say. It will hurt you without them realizing because they don't know what and how it feels.Now, I'm trying to fix the damage that they done to me.NOW is the time that is YOU love everything that is YOU.

    Rency — 15


How I survived being Bullied

Bully’s at Special Education site for Transition Services used to physically challenge me to fight them. I would be pushed into a concrete wall and i was bullied a lot at school and i was beat down and i m 21 year old and i received my diploma this year