We are often asked “what can I do to help?” Every contribution—whether it’s taking part in a community event, looking out for someone being bullied, or raising awareness through conversation—makes a difference and changes lives. In addition to individuals around the world sharing information about PACER resources, we receive heartfelt contributions of as little as five dollars from California to Maine, from Argentina to Norway and all around the globe, from donors ages 5 to 90. As damaging as bullying is, there is hope, because bullying is an issue that can be prevented. When teens unite it means one less student being bullied, one more person speaking out, or another young person knowing that they are not alone.
Looking for ways to get involved? Explore the items below on our suggested “to-do” list.
Participate in Friends of PACER’s Run Walk Roll
A free month-long event with the goal of collectively circling the earth (24,901 miles) as many times as possible. which symbolizes the call to “moving toward a world without bullying.” Determine your own mileage goal to run, walk, roll, stroll, bike, hike, or wheel, logging the distances throughout the month. Every mile contributed will move us one step closer of a world which is kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive for all.
Tell Why You Care
Add your voice to the collective statements of “I Care Because …”
I Care Because…
Take the Pledge
Show that you are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Share the NBPC Flyer
This free, colorful, and informative 8 ½ x 11 (2-sided) flyer, available in English and Spanish, outlines the creative resources, outreach activities, and opportunities available from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is the organization which created and manages the Teens Against Bullying website. Distribute at your local event, activity, or fundraiser.
Tell your school about the free bookmarks
The “KidsAgainstBullying” bookmark for elementary school students invites students to take the “Be A Kid Against Bullying” pledge. The other side features the characters from the Club Crew.
The “TeensAgainstBullying” bookmark for middle and high school students shares the message, “Creating A World Without Bullying.” The reverse side helps teens think of the actions they can take to change their world.
Watch videos from our library
A collection of videos (located on our National Bullying Prevention Center website) which are created by us or for us, along with a few sent in by our audience. All are curated around content themes of bullying prevention, kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Nominate a group or individual for a Unity Award
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is proud to host the Unity Awards, first held in 2015, is a celebration to recognize those who are helping to create a kinder, more inclusive, and more accepting world—whether it’s by empowering others to take positive action, advocating for those who need support, or sharing acts of kindness that cause a ripple effect in the community.
Nominations come in from around the country and have included teachers who have touched the lives of students, individuals or groups who have been active in their communities, and those who simply made others feel that they were not alone. Everyone is welcome to nominate individuals or groups for this year’s national awards.
There are many opportunities to take action as an individual or at your school or community using these resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.