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Inspiring change: Bethany Mota

Inspiring Change: A Bullying Prevention Message from
Bethany Mota With PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

YouTube Sensation Bethany Mota joins PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P. Bullying at Mall of America® Oct. 20th

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which was started by PACER Center in 2006, and YouTube sensation Bethany Mota will help mark the occasion Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Mall of America® during PACER’s Together Against Bullying Day. Learn More >>>

Bethany Mota talks about PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center during an appearance on FAB Life. Watch the video >>>

Did you know?

• Bethany was the #1 researched fashion designer on Goggle in 2014.

• TIME magazine named Bethany as one of the most powerful people on the internet

• Vogue named her as one of the top Youtubers taking over the world

YouTube superstar Bethany Mota knows firsthand the pain and feelings of isolation that came with being targeted by bullying.

Bethany and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center are teaming up to send a powerful message to young people to be confident in their individuality and know that no one deserves to be bullied on or offline.

Bethany Mota Partners on School Speaking Tour

Through the “Inspiring Change” school speaking tour, Bethany will share information on how everyone—especially youth—can play a part in making safer, kinder communities and schools. Bethany will help students who are being bullied understand that they are not alone and have the right to be safe, and share ways that students who witness bullying can intervene and be supportive.

About Bethany Mota

In only five years, YouTube sensation Bethany Mota has become one of the most recognizable names in the world. Today, Bethany’s YouTube channel has over 8 million subscribers. Bethany’s popularity and entrepreneurship in the digital space has garnered notice from a number of top outlets, including TIME magazine where she was named as one of the most influential teens in 2014. She regularly travels across the globe to mentor and help build other social networks. With no signs of slowing down, Bethany kicked off 2015 with an interview with President Obama after his State of the Union address, which was viewed by millions around the world.

What You Can Do

Are you experiencing bullying?

  • Middle and High School

    Drama. Bullying. Teasing. Harassment. No matter what you call it, it hurts. If you’re pushed, hit, or your things are ripped off or trashed, it can hurt physically. If you’re ignored by friends or cruel things are posted about you online, it can hurt emotionally. If it happens to you, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Why me?” You know how painful it is to be treated this way.
    So seriously, what can you do? A lot!

  • Elementary School

    Not sure what bullying is? Or if it’s happening to you? Don’t worry, lots of kids wonder about that!
    Learn what you can do.


Have you seen bullying and want to help?

  • Middle and High School

    Have you ever seen bullying happen and thought, "I wish there was a way that I can help, but I just don't know what to do?" You can help! In fact, when peers intervene and help someone being bullied, that's really powerful!
    Learn what you can do.

  • Elementary School

    Bullying doesn’t affect just those who are bullied and those who bully, it has a huge impact on those who see the behavior! The group of kids who witness bullying is really important. This group may not be getting bullied, they may not be bullying, but their reaction can make a big difference.
    Learn what you can do.


Parents and educators

You can visit "Helping Your Child" which provides information on what to do if your child is being bullied — including a section for students with disabilities, what to do if your child shows bullying behavior and what to do if your child witnesses bullying.