• 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 Create a World Without Bullying

Order and wear your one-of-a-kind official orange t-shirt to show that you are contributing to a kinder, more inclusive and accepting world. Orders are open during September and October so that you can wear the shirt during National Bullying Prevention Month, on Unity Day, and all year long! All net proceeds will benefit PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to help us continue to work together to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

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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.

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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.

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Tell Us Why You Care

  • It's sad how many people don't realize how their words can affect people, or even they do know... and just don't care. I care because I didn't know until it was too late & I lost my best friend.



    Megan — 21
  • I see kids get bullied a lot and I feel bad for them. And I usually would stand up for that person, mainly because they shouldn't be getting bullied in the first place.



    Jasmine — 12
  • I care because i know how it feels to be bullied.



    Claire — 13
  • I care because when you cyberbully, you say things that you might not say to the person in real life. Also, when you bully or cyber bully it hurts people mentally and physically . I care about this because most people don't realize who they're hurting.



    Czarina — 13
  • Bullying isn’t right!! I think that we should try and make a difference in the world because some of the things you say can hurt someone and just by saying one little thing you thing is a joke it could ruin their whole lives! So everyone should make a difference and stop bullying!



    Kambree — 12
  • I've been bullied for years and I just ignore it. I got picked on because I am fat. I'm like look I already know but you calling it out is irrelevant but I know why they bully. They bully to make them feel better about themselves because they just don't become bullies something happens to them that makes them want to bully to feel better. I challenge all of you to go up to your bully and tell him/her "Have a good day" and if they say something nice back then that's great but if its a bad comment ignore it and continue on your way. Life is too short to hide in fear of someone.



    Ethan — 14

Stories

Sometimes, I was the bully
Anonymous

Once, in Second grade, me and my two best friends got into some arguing. But, I was mostly arguing with my one friend, S. One time, on the bus, I kept bugging her, and when she finally responded I growled at her and glared like SHE was being the bully. One day at recess, she actually stood up to me. She told me, “How would you feel if I sent you mean things like ‘I don’t want to be your friend anymore’?” I remember crying, and apologizing, but when I look back, I feel like I was only crying for pity. I was convinced that I was the reason she moved that next year. When she moved, I was positive it was my fault, after all, I was really rude to her, and I talked and was a lot more nice to my other friend, Amy.

Another time in fifth grade, me and some friends decided to make a secret club about hating the most popular girl in our grade. (I’ll call her… M.) The only thing we ever did in this club was talk about how rude she could be, because sometimes she really could be. But… she found out. And we all got sent to the counselors office (including M) to talk. I felt so awful I could hardly think straight. Before we had to go to the counselors office, the teacher made us fill out a paper about why we made up this club. All I can remember was putting on that paper, that I was willing to take any punishment and I was extremely sorry, because I was. When we were in the counselors office, I could tell M was upset, which made me feel bad. A few of us people that made up the club actually cried. (I didn’t, but I could’ve.) I remember us all apologizing, and M talking about how it made her feel bad. Which made me feel worse. I was pretty sure I cried that night wishing I’d never done that.
Sometimes, I was the bully. And I remember looking back and thinking about all those time that I would watch or hear things like ‘don’t bully’ or ‘be kind’. For a little while, I was a bully without even realizing that.
My message to you is, don’t bully. It makes everything worse. Now, I’ve made sure to be as nice as possible. And sometimes, I do lose my temper… but, I’m only human.
Bullying is not the answer, I know from experience.