• 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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  • New Day

    When a high school student experiences bullying at her new school, she finds hope from her peers. Special thanks to kouraproductions for creating and producing this powerful video!

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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 t-shirts will be available for purchase beginning summer 2016. CustomInk will donate all profits back to PACER. Order information can be found 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
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Tell Us Why You Care

  • Oh my gosh, there are so many reasons. I wasn't really bullied but I saw it happen way too often. ONCE is too often in my view. Anyway, ever since I was in First Grade bullies have made me angry. Not because they were bullying me, it was just because I saw what they did to other kids and it was just not right to treat another human being that way. I decided I was going to do something different and stand up for the victims of these punks.I also knew that for me to just be mean to them was not what I wanted to do either. A bunch of these bullies were on the baseball team with me. I decided to write a note explaining how much they were hurting these innocent kids with their words and that just because they were popular kids with lots of friends didn't give them the right to hurt others. I taped a letter to every boy on my team's locker. A bunch of them told me they really didn't realize how much hurt they were causing other kids.What I'm saying here is don't be a bystander. I beg you to take action and be a hero to a victim of bullying. If you get that feeling you should do something, please do it! Even if you don't feel safe standing up to a bully, saying something to a victim literally might save their life! Be a friend to a kid who desperately needs one.

    Andrew — Ohio
  • I care because.. Well, I've read Harry Potter! And I just care! I know its the right thing to do. I remember once, about 2 years ago, one of my friend was bullying a little girl for stubbornly sitting on his seat... He was yelling at her and pulling her bag away.. I didn't like d scene, I was trying to solve it politely but I wasn't going hard enough bcz he was my friend. Then when he literarily grab her arm n was shaking her out of the seat, I finally step up. Made him stop. But I was too late, d girl was crying, n after that day she left. May be she didn't wanted to face us again. And I'm so sorry. I feel guilty. But I will never again let anyone get bullied in while I'm around! I swear!

    Kan — 17
  • People need to be more accepting of others and more happy

    Olivia — 15
  • i care because i do

    maria — 16
  • I was bullied as a child, now I watch my son go through it. The hardest part it, he doesn't see it. He has Anxiety combined with Depression. In his mind, when the kids are "nice" to him they are his friends. So it is ok when they call him horrible names, beat on him and make him the target. It breaks my heart that kids are so manipulative when they find someone who is trying so hard to fit in and be strong. They don't understand that they are pushing a child, who is his own worst critic, down a hole he may never come out of.

    Denise — 45
  • I care because I was bullied every day in elementary school. I tried to tell someone but no one listened.
    Now I stop bullying because my parents care. Bullying see it STOP IT

    Elizabeth — 15

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.