• CHOOSE KIND: Official T-shirt from the film WONDER

    Join the over 50,000 others who choose kind. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

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  • This I Believe

    Five high school students read an adaptation of an essay written by a 14-year-old.

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  • What Should You Do? Ways to Be There

    PACERTalks About Bullying, Episode 19

    Insights and advice from students as they think through how to respond to real life bullying situations.

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  • Teen Talk on Cyberbullying

    Watch this short video designed to provide authentic insight and perspective from peers on issues related to cyberbullying.

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  • Together Against Bullying

    Animated video created from student drawings and writing, brought to life with the voices of youth.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

Help Me – A song by Dat Stern

Twin brothers, Stacy and Sterling, decided to start a music group called Dat Stern; they wanted to make music that could inspire people and help others. Stacy states, “My brother and I suffered from bullying all throughout middle and high school. So, when we decided to make music, that was our main focus. Our goal is to put an end to bullying.”

Watch their video, then follow up with discussion questions


Ask Us!

Questions about bullying? We have answers! Students and K-12 classrooms are invited to send a video or email [email protected] with their question. Starting in January, selected entries will be featured in our weekly “PACERTalks About Bullying” video series.





Choose Kind

WONDER, R.J. Palacio’s New York Times bestseller, is the incredibly inspiring story of Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade at a mainstream school for the first time. This heartwarming story was made into a movie and is in theaters now! The inspiring take-away message from reading the book or seeing the movie is to always CHOOSE KIND. You can show that kindness matters by purchasing the film’s official CHOOSE KIND T-shirt. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

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Take The Pledge

Send a message of hope and support! Take the pledge and make a commitment to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

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Teens Against Bullying bookmarks, new design now available!

The updated design of the Teens Against Bullying bookmark encourages middle and high school students with the message, “The End of Bullying Begins with You.” The other side features a pledge for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Place your bookmark order


Together Against Bullying Video

This is an animated video created from student drawings and writing that shows that kids want bullying to stop and want to be part of the solution.


student-action-plan

Student Action Plan Against Bullying

Wondering what you can do to address bullying? This handout will help you develop a strategy to change the bullying situation you have experienced.

Download Action Plan


Tell Us Why You Care

  • I care about bullying because nobody should suffer because he is different! Everyone deserves to be happy!



    Sophie — 18
  • I dont bully because I know how it feels too be bullied .Dont be a bucket dipper be a bucket filler.



    Sarah — 9
  • Even though everybody's different, it doesnt mean you should make fun of them, race, color, or shape. just be yourself!!



    Lola — 10
  • I care because people don't stand up to bullying because we can just help the people that are hurting because i don't want people to feel down of bullying



    Nick —
  • i don't like bullies . 🙁



    Zaye — 1
  • I don't like bullies, the thing that I hate the most is the different KIND of bullying. If I see someone being bullied, I either call some friends to handle it, or just tell the teacher, but I rather choose the first one.



    Angel — 12

Stories

My friends who turned on me
Anonymous

Before I start, i want to point some things out. Personally i dont think i have done anything wrong but again that is my opinion.

So when i was in grade 5, I was one of the most popular kids in school. But unlike other kids who are good at sports or their family is known for something or maybe they are down right famous, i was known for being nice. I would always give spare change to basically everyone in my school and buy them things if they wanted. I would give them food when they really wanted or needed it, i never made fun of people and even invited most people (even the ones I didn’t really like) to my birthday parties. Honestly, everyone followed me around. But after grade six hit, most of my best friends turned on me. Not that they suddenly started beating me up or anything. This was all mental abuse. They started calling me names. Ugly, Disgusting, they even started using homophobic slurs. They also would push me randomly, be mean while im minding my own business and calling me a monster just because I had asked them if they want to maybe do something after school. It wasnt too long until basically every single one of my friends turned on me and started doing the same thing they were doing. In the midst of this, i still had 5 or 6 friends who were truely my best friends. All of grade six was like this. Me going to school, getting bullied incredibly badly, me coming home thinking it was my fault and not doing anything to fix it. And i admit, that was completely my fault. Also I still gave them food and did what I had done in 5th grade. Basically I was being nice and they were being mean. Again, my fault for being nice when they were being mean. Anyways, when grade 7 had started, I thought it had been better because all the other jerks were in another class. But it just got worse. Then they started to talk behind my back. Saying everything they had said to my face but a lot worse. This kept on going for another 2 or 3 months until I was playing an online video game with some of my ACTUAL friends  who were nice to me up to that point. I was playing with me Best friend. Another one of my best friends. An annoying friend who was still nice at the time and my now best friend who was at his house. They decided to remove me from the party and play split screen with another controller I was begging them not to and everyone but my now best friend were responding with slurs and then they kicked me out. I instantly left the discord call and then saw them spam in the chat more slurs. I shut off my computer and started crying incredibly hard. Like i honestly felt like my eyes were flowing in a river (weird but whatever). When I returned they still made fun of me and yea thats basically how it went. Im now in 8th grade and im 14 years old but the bullying hasnt stopped and I still think it might be my fault.