• 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.

    Watch Video!
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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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  • Vikings Launch STOP BULLYING Campaign

    The Minnesota Vikings, along with Verizon and PACER, have teamed up to launch the “Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P. Bullying” program.

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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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  • Band Together

    Inspired by your stories, “I’m Good” is a positive rallying cry to help put an end to bullying.

    Watch video + download free song!
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  • Hold On

    The official music video for Hold On, performed by Charissa Hogeland, written by John Davisi.

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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
Learn more

 


Tell Us Why You Care

  • c, even friends make a difference... u can 2

    Pearl — Canada
  • I used to be a bully until i realized how wrong it was Then i stoped and then others bullied me i now realize how mean and hurtful bullying is.

    Ambraja — Usa
  • ig ot bullied and it really hurt my fellings but i learnrd a vauble lesson stand up for yourself and do'nt be afarid to talk to somone about it.

    daniel — colorado
  • ive been bullyed for five years, its not fun having your frends stray away from you becuase there affaid to get heart from the bully that bullys you. for the past year i have started a bully system with my gidence counsler. here is something i wrote ScarsScars heart, But the scars you cant see heart the most

    Corey — Ohio
  • I have been a victim of bullying and I understand the difficulties and pain that it causes to many kids my age. I want people to know that they're never alone in their pain and we all care enough to try and make a difference:-)

    Annonymous — South Africa
  • when I was in middle school I was a bully But once I went to high school I seen other kids getting bullied and it made me realize that it was wrong so I began to stick up for the kids that got bullied because I was seeing the effect it had on the kids around me.There is hope out there the reason I'm writing this is for the kids that get bullied seek help and the kids that watch them get bullied stop watching and do something what if that person was you or your brother or sister or even worse your kid bullying has to stop.

    Marquis — Florida

Stories

The surprising truth about rejection
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On July 25th I took the TEDx stage in Fargo, ND and shared my most heartbreaking rejections and biggest humiliations in front of hundreds of people. Yes, it was scary and vulnerable and the events I describe are kind of messed up, but I did it for a good reason: I want to take the stigma of rejection and bullying out of our culture’s collective closet.

We each have our own stories of experiencing rejection. Some of them involve bullying, and others are simply a moment in time we put ourselves out there—we were vulnerable—and things didn’t work out how we wanted them to.

These hurt us and caused real pain. I know it did for me. Our fear of rejection causes us to feel shame and pushes us to hide away. It dampens our own brilliance. When we feel this way do we share it with anyone? NO WAY! That would make us look weak and vulnerable. We keep our rejection a secret because we think it makes us unlovable. We’re afraid if we tell others, they’ll laugh at us, judge us, and make us feel even more pathetic.

But that’s simply not true. I tried to hide my rejections for years and it just made everything worse. Eventually, I discovered that seeking support and being open about my challenges made them easier to overcome, and made me feel much better. It made me feel a sense of relief. By opening up it did the opposite of what I thought it would do. Instead of pushing people away, it brought them closer. By sharing my vulnerabilities it made others comfortable in sharing theirs, and this created a connection between us.

It was (and still is) uncomfortable to share, but learning how to let go of my own shame around rejection and instead using it as an opportunity to connect with others has been a major breakthrough in my life. And I bet it will be in yours too. You are not alone and I hope by sharing my story you can see that we are in this together. It’s in our collective efforts that this movement will grow and have the impact on those who need to hear it.