• 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


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!


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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
Learn more


Tell Us Why You Care

  • I care because I've been bullied since 5th grade and I am a sophomore in high-school now. Anyone getting bullied you are not alone and we are going to try to put a stop to this. You are loved you are special in your own way. Don't give up and never back down!!!

    Diamond — 15
  • I get bullied everyday and i hate it , i really have nothing to look forward to now . I can't even go to school and feel safe

    Tori — Oh
  • i dont like bullying i have been bullied almost all my life and no one should feel bad

    jaron — new york
  • 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
  • i used to be bullied until i stood up for myself now i feel much better and more safe i hope bullying stops

    tanner — michigan
  • bullying can effect many people and most people who bully dont understand what is going on with the person they are bullying. I also feel bad for the bully because they might be having emotional problems and dont know what to do with the pain so they give the pain to other people.

    lindsay — wisconsin


Boy Turning Into Stone
Joey Suchanek

In today’s world, many of us like to keep their emotions on the inside. There is never really an appropriate time to “vent” or tell a story. Well I think the best time is NOW so the healing process can begin. Talk to anyone. A trusted teacher, a trusted family member, a trusted friend, therapist or even the internet. You just never know what is going to happen and how things can turn around. Times can become worse, but it can definitely get better. Do not fall deeper when you can get out.

This is telling my story that was years too late(my story continues). I am glad to tell my story so this heavy wall can finally fall. It was my chance to say everything that I needed to say. The beauty of the internet is what it can give back. You are also able to say everything you want to say in a environment you are comfortable in. You do not have to remember everything because you can always go back and add more to your story.