You’re Not Alone

“No one in this world ever deserves to be bullied and brought down by people. And no one deserves to hold in all those situations that have happened to them. If you are being bullied open up and talk about it. I know it is hard to do but you are not alone. Others get bullied and know how you feel. People love you and will listen to you and be there for you. Stand up against bullying today.”

Jessica – 17 – Michigan


“No one deserves to be bullied. It is just not right and fair. You are not alone. I had a friend who was bullied and I came to help and stopped it. When you see someone being bullied please tell an adult or try to stop it yourself.”

Bob – 19 – North Carolina


“When I went into middle school there was a boy who everyone just “decided” to pick on. He would always sit alone at lunch and never once had a friend to call his own. But I never said a word. I was too scared to lose my friends… I was too selfish to help someone in need. A few years later I remembered how many times this boy had tried to talk to me… it made me cry thinking of how alone he must of felt. Never again will I EVER let anyone decide who is ” worthy” enough to be happy and have friends. And I want others to learn from my mistake. When you see someone down on the ground, have the courage to be the hand that picks them up.”

Angela – 16 – Des Moines IA

 


“If you’ve been a bully you don’t have to admit it you just have to realize how you made them feel and change your ways because we are the future generation, we are the ones that is going to make a change in the world. Otherwise be the change in the world you wish to see or take a walk in someone else’s shoes realize how much of a tough time they are going through. Someday we will make a change in the world together. Take a stand lend a hand.”

Beverley


“Growing up, in elementary I was never bullied, because at that time, no one understands how “different you are”. The young minds in their purest form. Where they will play with a boy who wears pink and a girl who climbs trees. It is not until puberty hits, and our elders put thoughts of wrong and right into our head that life changes. For me, it changed a lot. I realized I was gay, and although I was happy with who I was. Others around me were not. I went through junior high thinking why a person like me. A boy without judgment. A boy who defends people “different” and put down, was treated with such disrespect. Are we not taught to treat people the way we wanted treated? I spent all my time trying to help others with stories like me that I did not have someone to help me. In high school I joined acting, choir, and the musicals and plays. I had an outlet and a source for happiness. I found friends who loved me for me. I am in a place where my life is on track and I have future full of a bright light of hope and love. I believe life is a beauty and even though I am in a better place than the state of depression I was in before, I do nott feel satisfactory when I hear stories, and see people get bullied for being someone that is not a specific way. The human race has gone so far in the past 50 years, but until people are accepted for being themselves. I will not quite to be a better person. To speak up. A life without judgment is what I stride to accomplish. The world can be better, but it will take all of us. I stand for Human Rights. I am Sethaniel and I matter, and so do you. When its hard to be you. Never give up.”

Sethaniel


No One Deserves to Be Bullied

Think about what it means to feel all alone, to believe that no one cares, to think that there is no way to change what is happening.

  • That’s a lonely place to be.
  • When everyone around you looks the other way, ignores you, and maybe even sides with the person hurting you, it’s hard to believe in yourself.
  • It’s hard to think that life will ever be any different.

Imagine how all that can be different. Imagine during those times when you feel broken, that someone is there for you.

  • They talk to you, they tell you that it will be ok, that you matter.
  • They say that you deserve to be treated with respect and kindness.
  • They tell you that they will be there for you.
  • Imagine how different that feels.
  • It doesn’t take away all the hurt, but hope is a powerful medicine for pain.

Consider how simple it is to tell someone that you care, that they matter, that they are not alone. The support is meaningful. It can take someone from feeling hopeless to feeling valued and respected.

 


Taking Action

Read what other students are doing in their communities.

Together We Can Be a Sign of Hope

When Jacob Law’s mom, Tina, heard that he wanted to get involved with Unity Day, she thought all she was going to do was buy him a t-shirt. But Jacob had a much bigger plan in mind. Jacob gathered a group of students at his high school in Delaware who were all passionate about bullying prevention and set about creating a community-wide Unity Day event.


Giving Back

Sarah Busch has been connected with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for almost ten years, but her experience with bullying goes back much farther. Bullied physically and emotionally in grade school, she knows what it’s like to feel alone.



Real Teens Speak Out

Stories, videos, poetry, and artwork from teens just like you, expressing how they feel about bullying.

Real Teens Speak Out

Reach Out

When you are being bullied, it can be really lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn about organizations that can help.

Reach Out

Tell An Adult

You don’t have to figure out how to stop bullying all on your own. Adults are there to help. Take that step – talk with an adult.

Tell An Adult

Know Your Rights

Everyone has the right to be safe. Learn about federal, state, and local laws and policies created to address bullying.

Know Your Rights

Pop Quiz

Show what you have learned about the support available to prevent bullying. Take the quiz and check your responses.

Pop Quiz

Share Your Opinion

It’s important to know how to get help. This poll gives you the opportunity to share your perspective.

Share Your Opinion

Student Action Plan

An effective way to talk about and address bullying is to develop a plan.

Student Action Plan

Video

Interviews of actual students of what’s really going on.

Video