PACER partners with I Am A Witness
November 2, 2016
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has partnered with the I Am A Witness campaign, which aims to stop bullying by activating the “silent majority” of kids who witness it each day. The goal of the campaign is to transform students who witness bullying from passive bystanders into an active collective that speak up against bullying.
I Am A Witness has created the Witness Emoji, which is shaped like a speech bubble with an eye in the center. Students can use the emoji to show support for someone who is being bullied by posting it online or through a text message.
Teens can post the Witness Emoji when they see hurtful comments, or send GIFs and stickers to show support for someone in need.
More than one in four children experience bullying each year, and research has shown that the bystander can play a pivotal role in stopping it. For information, visit iwitnessbullying.org/.