• Unity Awards!

    Nominate someone (or a group) who has helped create kinder, more accepting and inclusive communities!

    Nominate someone today!
  • 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.

    Watch Video!
  • 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.

    Check it out!
  • 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.

    Watch Video!
  • 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

Unity Awards

Do you know an individual or group who took action to make our communities, schools and the web kinder, more accepting and inclusive? If yes, nominate them for a Unity Award! Our student panel will judge all nominations. Then, on May 30th, we will recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to help create a world without bullying.

Submit a nomination

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.

Order your T-shirt today

Share your #CleanTheMean Story

Clarisonic wants everyone to feel confident about the skin they’re in. Uncovering personal confidence and building it within others can help everyone prevent bullying and spread positivity. For every #CleanTheMean Facebook or Instagram post shared this year, Clarisonic will donate $1 to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, up to $100,000.

Learn more how sharing a post benefits the cause

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.

Take the pledge

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

Make a statement! Order your official T-shirt! Show that you are contributing to a kinder, more inclusive and accepting world.

This one-of-a-kind shirt is only available during September and October. Order soon so that you can wear orange (the signature color of bullying prevention) during National Bullying Prevention Month, on Unity Day, and all year long. Proceeds will benefit PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center so that we can continue to prevent bullying and promote kindness, inclusion, and acceptance in our schools, communities, and the world! #orangetogether

Order your T-shirt today

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 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

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 have been bullied and i have been a bully, but i realize that is just wrong

    Enrique — 12
  • I've been bullied, quite a lot in the past..and not sure if I do, now, in High school . I have, Autism so it can, be really hard, knowing if...someone, was being, "Mean" or "Nice". Or even, if they are bullying, me or, not. It's hard, understanding other's, intentions.
    Being social, is different/ difficult for, me, that's why I was diagnosed with autism, 3 years ago. ((*But, I'm learning, to be more social...anyway*)) And I'm guessing, that's why, people might, treat, me differently. But also, I can/might/will even, misinterpret, a "situation"...that involved, other students, and myself. Just like, I said, I don't...understand, other intentions, and I have autism, so there's that. I hate discrimination, of any, type. No one, deserves to be treated, badly anyway, but it still happens, for some dumb reason. Being bullied is, NOT THE BEST FEELING...I should know, I've had experiences, with it.

    Maria R — 15
  • I've been picked on and bullied since 1st grade. I'm now in 9th grade and teachers don't do anything and admin are too worried about ipads that they dont realize how much is actually going on in the students.

    Jordan — 14
  • I care because I was bullied. It STINKS!! People didn't exactly beat me up (sometimes they punched and hit me), but they would mostly spread rumors about me, they threw my stuff around. I am not bullied anymore, but I still remember those times.

  • Just Don't

    AB — 13
  • it sucks

    uknown —


Cast overboard

To the teachers, principal, and administration of our Jr. High school:

You know how Benjamin Franklin wrote all sorts of proverbs like “a penny saved is a penny earned”? Well I had written my own.

“The one who rocks the boat will be cast overboard”

Every time we dealt with harassment and cruelty, we “rocked the boat”. But alas, we were the ones punished for it and ultimately nothing was done.
“Oh they’re just words”.
“Just ignore them and they’ll stop”
“Oh s/he’s just lashing out.”
“Oh I had a bully once and I just did this one-time-situational-fix and they went away.”
“Have you ever heard the story of The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’?”
“The worst kind of bully is a crybully. Don’t be a crybully who cries just to get others in trouble.”
Every time. We were given some variation of those phrases. At best we were told “We’ll look into it”, but we all know that was just another canned expression made to get us to stop bothering them. The most that ever came from a “We’ll look into it” was an ineffectual reminder and never any effective punishment.
They picked on us because we were “Troublemakers”. If you picked on a “Troublemaker”, you could usually get away with it – because the adults will always assume they’re some high-maintenance crybaby calling out because our precious little feelings were hurt by a fly on the wall. In fact, you could often blame it on them.

Bullies are not stupid. They know who to pick on. If they pick on fellow “Troublemakers”, the teachers are less inclined to come over. They know that if they touch the “Goldenboy”, the teachers will practically teleport right to the spot and yank them into suspension faster than you can say “Stop”. As a result? Many of the “Goldenboys” became the worst bullies. Because it was always their word versus a troublemaker’s word. our reputations were stained in your eyes.

One time, we had a bullying seminar, and you said what was one of the most callous things I could ever imagine.
“If you don’t speak up about it, that must not have bothered you that much to begin with.”
What a hunk of burning trash.

We did speak up.
Like the person who rocked the lifeboat to warn you of the saboteur on board, you tossed us overboard. Every time. We learned that if we remained silent, we’d only just get more torment.

This is why we are silent.
We speak, but it never gets an acknowledgement.
So we remain silent.
After all, why bother speaking to someone who won’t listen?

the “Troublemakers”.