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Positive Vibes

It all started in 2017 when two brothers, Ethan, age 9, and Merritt, age 6, were out surfing and Merritt got pummeled by a big wave. He reached the shore and exclaimed, “That was crazy, but epic! Actually bro, that was CREPIC!” and an idea was born: the boys wanted to design cool surf and skater apparel, and give back to the community.

With their parents’ blessing, Ethan and Merritt began their small surfing apparel company called Crepic. “One of the main issues we focused on with the boys was the concept of social entrepreneurship and using their little company to do good in the world,” said their dad, Chad. “We asked them what a meaningful cause would be for them and both immediately suggested bullying.” Bullying was a natural choice for Crepic. While both boys have been teased for wearing glasses and know how hurtful bullying can be, they also appreciate the issue from a different perspective.  “Our Dad is a pediatric plastic/reconstructive surgeon,” said Ethan, “and we’ve grown up with so many of his patients who have become our friends.” 

Chad hosted a viewing party of the movie “Wonder” at the Children’s Hospital in Miami. After seeing “Wonder,” Ethan confided in his father how moved he was by how the boy in the movie was treated.  It was this connection between PACER and “Wonder” that helped the boys to decide to choose PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to receive a portion of the proceeds from Crepic. 

Ethan and Merritt say they “truly are committed to spreading positive vibes and the concept behind their company is that life is not about being ’the best‘, but rather about being ’one’s own best.”  The message on their website is about spreading kindness and helping to prevent bullying! 

At CREPIC, we're not into negative labels. We like spreading positivity and good karma throughout our community, and we all know that nobody likes to be called names be it on a board, on the field, or in the classroom.  That's why we are using our company to help end a problem so many young people face today.

A Dreamer Against Bullying

Dorian learned at a young age that it is important to care about others and to be involved in the community. When Dorian hung out with friends, they told many stories about how they were bullied. He tried to stand up for classmates at school when they were bullied, but he was discouraged when he was called a “tattletale” or told to sit down. This upset Dorian, who wanted to help. He went to his mother and asked for her advice.

With his mother’s support, Dorian wrote and had published a book called DAB, Dreamers Against Bullying. He decided he wanted some of the proceeds from his book to be donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Dorian also became the leader and organizer of Bikers Against Bullying, a youth event that holds bike nights in his community. He takes pride in speaking at several schools and has created dance skits related to bullying prevention.

Dorian wants other kids to know that bullying is wrong, and that they can stand up for themselves and others who are experiencing bullying. Dorian says, “I just want to inspire others to do good things and let them know it is okay to speak up.”

I Want You to Know

“I want you to know that you are not invisible, you are not forgettable; you are wonderful.”

This is one of many kind lyrics in Grace Rembinski’s new song titled, “I Want You to Know.” She co-wrote this song, recorded in both English and Spanish, for “friends and for anyone who has ever been told that they are not good enough. To show them that no matter how awful people make you feel, how hopeless life may seem, things do get better; and many others have been in your shoes. If you believe in yourself, that's all you need and with that, anything is possible.” Read more >>>

Bully Free Starts with Me

As a young girl, Haley Bird was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy. She could not touch, breathe, or be in the same room with peanuts. As a result, she grew up knowing what she could and could not eat. As Haley got older, things began to get more difficult. Her peers would tease, call her names, and even wave candy in her face. Teachers would hang-up signs in the classroom to show that no peanuts were allowed, which made her even more of a target. When the bullying got worse, Haley’s parents met with her school to implement a 504 plan to insure she was safe on school grounds.

“I always knew I was different and faced many obstacles because of my food allergy,” says Haley. “However, I am fortunate that my parents have been so supportive of the issues regarding my food allergy, as well as my experiences being a target of bullying because of it.  That is why it is so important to tell someone you trust if you are being bullied or if you witness bullying behavior.”

For these reasons, Haley, now Miss Arkansas International 2017, chose the platform of “Bully Free Starts with Me.” She is educating young children to know where to turn if they are being bullied and to not let the words, actions, or ignorance of others defeat them. She is sharing this message with as many people as she can, including Arkansas state senators, representatives, and the governor who care so much about bully prevention. “I am working as a voice with them,” says Haley.

“No matter what people say to you it does not define the person you are. Yes, I was bullied in school, but I now use my story to empower those around me. If we all foster love, I believe that bullying will eventually end. One word or action can change a person’s life. Stand up for those around you.”

Good friends do not bully

Gabriella Aguirre is a junior in high school, and is currently Miss Southeast Iowa's Outstanding Teen for 2017. She is exceptionally enthusiastic about dancing, singing, and playing the piano, along with possessing a passion for politics.

Gabriella first experienced bullying in middle school, where she was one of 16 students. Due to small class sizes, finding friends that she had things in common with was difficult. She felt isolated from both her peers and teachers because they did not agree with her beliefs. Therefore, Gabriella turned to one of her many passions, dance, to explore new friendships. Unfortunately, she was then bullied by the person she least expected. Read more >>>

Teen author writes books to send positive messages to young children

Justine Danielle Del Monte is currently in the 11th grade in California. She really enjoys traveling and attended a semester abroad in South Africa. When she was eleven she began her writing with “Drew’s Dancing Drum,” and continued Drew’s adventures with her second book, “Drew Meets Boo,” written at age 12. Her most recent story, “Drew and the Cyber Bully,” was written at age 13, and it continues to educate children on bullying; she aims to send positive messages about acceptance to young children. She likes writing for kids as she relates to many of the struggles they face at such a young age, and her passion for writing has enabled her to turn her books into her Girl Scout Gold Award. (Justine has also earned the Bronze and Silver Girl Scout Awards.) Read more >>>

He Finds the Hero in Himself

Caleb first experienced bullying in the 7th grade. The bullying continued into 8th grade and then into his freshman year. He was told by his peers that he would never amount to anything, but during his freshman year, Caleb’s life changed.

“One day during English class, we watched a student-led bullying prevention presentation by upper classmen,” Caleb said. “The presentation educated me about the different types of bullying, the effects of bullying, and how to stand up to bullying, and they showed videos of students sharing their experiences with bullying. Their motto was ‘Anyone Can Be a Hero’ and stand up for bullying. It was in that moment that I wondered if I could.” Read more >>>

The Power of Video

Six minutes and 37 seconds can be very powerful. Just watch Jonah’s video.

Jonah and his family moved to Chicago from Ireland when he was in elementary school, and he was the youngest and the shortest in his class. In fifth grade, Jonah was playing basketball during school with some kids who were mean and he realized, “I don’t want to hang out with these kids anymore.” After several years of experiencing and witnessing bullying, he started thinking about how bullying affects kids and schools. Read more >>>

Dance In This Dream

Sara Stevens is a 15 year old singer who enjoys every bit of life! She has also experienced being bullied. She was bullied for being too tall, for drawing too much, for singing in class. Sara says, “I can’t help it. I have music inside me and I need to let it out.” Sara decided that she wanted to make singing her life-long career and reach out to those who have experienced bullying. Read more >>>

The International Stage

Madison Starr Kunst, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2016, was proud to share information about PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center from the international stage at the Miss Teen International competition in Jacksonville, FL. Ten girls from the competition were given an opportunity to speak and even though Madison did not take home the crown, she was able to speak about her bullying prevention efforts and the importance of PACER.

At the age of 12 Madison experienced a very rough time due to bullying. She was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and needed to wear a back brace. She was teased nearly every day by her peers and even by some of her friends. She often asked herself why it was happening to her; why would others tell her she would never be successful? Madison’s platform of bullying prevention allows her to share her story and speak to others who do not think it possible to stand up for themselves and get help. She is working with student groups, sharing her “Don’t Let Bullying Define You” poster board and bracelets, and inviting them to sign a pledge against bullying. Madison is using her voice to make a change!

Prom Dresses for A Cause

My name is Bailey Basham and I am a junior in Corning, NY. Where do I begin?

I guess my freshman year. I spent a lot of time in the girl’s bathroom of my school, always scared because of one girl. One girl, who had no consequences for her behavior because her mother was a teacher and none of the other teachers and administrators wanted to get involved. I called my mom from the bathroom at least once a week begging her to come get me. It took an entire school year of crying and constant calls to the school by my mother for us to get help. After all was said and done, I decided to take back my power and use the bullying that I experienced to inspire me. Read more >>>

Cassidy Stoltenberg

An Outstanding Teen Promotes Bullying Prevention

Cassidy Stoltenberg is the 2016 Miss Randolph County Outstanding Teen and has reached out to schools and community groups in North Carolina to educate students about bullying prevention. She has done some amazing things in the community! Read more >>>

Running For a Cause

After experiencing bullying, 14-year-old Spencer decided he wanted to give back to his community by holding a Run Against Bullying. He worked to involve his entire community by reaching out to local schools as well as local businesses for sponsorship. “I decided that I wanted to find out a way to help children avoid being bullied, like I was,” said Spencer. “I love to run and always race in events that raise money for charities. I combined both passions and hosted Spencer’s Run Against Bullying.” Along with organizing the race, Spencer ran 100 miles during his training for the big day. The race was a huge success, raising $16,000! Spencer donated proceeds from the race to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, his elementary and middle school, and to other local schools to start a bullying prevention task force.

After his own experience with bullying, Spencer has some advice for students who may be experiencing themselves. “I believe it’s important to stay true to who you are,” says Spencer. “Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about being different. Everyone is different!”

To learn more about Spencer and his story, check out the inspiring video he made here.

Girls Against Bullying Girls

I was first bullied in first grade. I was told I was stupid and fat. I was hit. In school there was a group of girls that would gang up on me. I knew then that I had to do something about this problem. After weeks of name calling and comments I finally went to my parents. In 2009 I started G.A.B. Girls. I was only 9, so I knew I needed help; to not only help my friends and myself but other children. Together my mom and I brainstormed what we wanted our support group to stand for. We came up with G.A.B. Girls (Girls Against Bullying Girls). Mom had me research and read about bullying, as well as abusive behavior, so I could learn to help others and help me understand why some people could be cruel. My parents set up a Facebook and website. Mom ordered bracelets and t-shirts. I answer all my own email from girls asking for advice or moms wanting to help their kids. We just started doing workshops two years ago. I really enjoy doing them and know that I am making a difference. My website is

My workshops help teach others about anti bullying, building self-confidence, and working together to make a difference. In my workshops I use my 5 step plan B.R.A.V.E. I also teach them to tell the bully to stop, walk away from the bully, tell an adult that they trust, and never fight back with the bully. Last year I went to Atlanta, Georgia to speak about G.A.B at Kids are Heroes. I really enjoyed it because I was able to meet kids from all over the world who have their own passion to make a positive difference. I also had so many people come to me and tell me their story about when they were being picked on by another.

We all need to all stand up if we see bullying going on and we need to take a stand to do what is right, to make a positive difference in our community. Here is my advice,"don’t be a bystander on anything." If you see someone being mean or doing something wrong, SAY SOMETHING. Think how you would feel if you were in that victim’s shoes and were all by yourself. Get involved in your community and school. Find trusted adults and ask for their support. Start a support group or just volunteer to a cause that is important to you. It can be something as simple as offering to help pick up sticks in an older person’s yard.

Bullying Hurts

Raise The 5 Percent

Technology has led to new ways for people to bully each other, it’s called cyberbullying. Kids of all ages are constantly on social media websites boasting their opinion about whatever, and whoever they want to. There has always been that one person on the internet that feels they need to make others feel bad. I would know – as I was one of those targeted. I was constantly harassed and at times threatened over social media. Read more.

Bullying Hurts

Raise Your Crown Against Bullying

My name is Olivia Pierce. I am 14 and in the 8th grade. When I was in kindergarten, I struggled with a learning disorder and acted out in class due to frustration. The other kids saw I was different and would bully me. No matter what I did after that, the kids never accepted me. With some help from my parents and teachers, things got better for me academically, but I was still bullied and didn’t have many friends. Luckily, I was able to turn to my parents for help. Read more.

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Hear the Silence

I have been interested in helping people all of my life and was aware of friends around me being bullied so I decided to look up statistics and was alarmed with the epidemic numbers. So I reached out to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and was granted permission to produce a Public Service Announcement entitled “Hear the Silence” for my Girl Scout Gold Award. The goal was to get a perspective of a mother and daughter, as well as the viewpoint of someone who had bullied. I discovered in my interviews that several years ago, I was a participant of bullying and wanted to interweave my personal experience into the story. I hoped to bring attention from all angles of bullying and hope my story will help others combat peer pressure, to recognize if they are being bullied, and to get help.

I discovered a lot about myself, and how we all struggle with finding our voice and learning how to be strong and empowered. I apologized to the mother and daughter and we remain good friends. My advice, reach out and speak out so you can be part of the solution, not the problem. To quote Alexander Pope, to err, is human but to forgive, is divine!

Drew Nichols

View Drew’s brochure designed for young students

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Sew for SOS

While facing a frightening surgery on his arm, 12 year old Luke started thinking about the many other people in the world facing difficult life events, like illness or bullying. He decided he wanted to let them know that someone cared about them. So he started an initiative called SEW for SOS, where students spend some of the recess periods sewing miniature pillows with inspirational messages stuffed inside. Then they send these pillows to people they believe need support – patients, veterans, and other students.

Luke writes, “It is important to me because I want to express the fact that even though I am a kid, that I can make a positive change in my community. That desire to make a difference even at a young age is what pushes me to work extremely hard every day.”

Luke and the other members of SEW for SOS are living proof that you’re never too young to make a difference in your community!

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Robert Lunt Elementary School

The second through fifth grade students of Robert Lunt Elementary School in Nevada are committed to bullying prevention. To share their message with the world, they created videos to demonstrate the kind of positive, supportive environment they want for their school.

See the videos here.


Shrek the Musical!

In May 2014, the students of VISTA Productions (the joint theater program of Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy) put on Shrek The Musical! This vibrant, exciting show includes powerful bullying prevention messages such as embracing differences and being proud of who you are. The VISTA students collaborated with PACER to create a project that linked the show with bullying prevention themes. The students made an effort to really understand the issue and were deeply motivated to make a difference in their school. They created a beautiful display that celebrated the unique characteristics of the cast and crew; it declared “What makes us special makes us strong!” Bullying is an issue that affects students on a deeply personal level, but it has important implications for parents, teachers, schools, and communities as well.

One student writes, “Working with PACER added a depth to Shrek. It isn't just a show that made me laugh, it's a show that made me consider what it means to be comfortable with the 'fairy tale creature' I am, and not the manufactured citizen of Duloc that society asks me to be.”

Bullying prevention is a community effort, and the students of VISTA Productions have shown their compassion, talent, and creativity through this project.

Learn more.


Believe In Better

When Olivia, Katie, and Brooke noticed bullying happening in their school, they knew they needed to take action to build a safe environment for their classmates. They wanted to provide a space where students could ask questions and tell stories about their experiences with bullying anonymously. They then respond to questions with advice about bullying with the support of their school psychologist. Through this project they’ve been able to offer support, solidarity, and advice to their fellow students who are affected by bullying.

Olivia, Katie, and Brooke write: “We care about bullying prevention because we don’t want anyone to feel alone and helpless in their situation. We know many other people who have gone to great lengths to stop the bullying, and we want to help support them. We believe our local website is a great action step towards the large goal of stopping bullying all together.”

Visit their website and learn more.


Love Share Care

After watching her friend experience bullying, Azariah wanted to create a space for girls to interact online in a positive, friendly space free from bullying. And the idea for Love, Share, Care was born! is a place for teen and tween girls to address cyberbullying through supportive and positive interaction. Girls can socialize, engage in online challenges to spread peace and prevent bullying, and even win prizes!

Azariah writes, “My idea to create a bully free social network came about after a close friend of mine experienced the torment of being bullied. My first thought was to create a group within my school for other girls who had gone through the same thing. I soon realized that the problem was much bigger than my school. I have always had a passion for helping others and bullying stands out the most to me, which made my desire to help not only my friend but girls everywhere. I want to inspire girls to be more positive not only on social media, but also through the interactions they have face to face. I want Love Share Care to be a social place that gives girls the freedom to share their ups and downs without the fear of being teased or bullied. I hope that my efforts show girls all over the world that we can make a difference by doing kind things for others, no matter how old you are.

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Project Orange

West Morris Central in Chester, NJ is proud to have run a Project Orange unity day on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in support of bullying prevention. Students ran a “cyber act of kindness day” where kids pledged to commit an act of kindness via social media. In addition to the pledges, students and faculty showed their support to prevent bullying by wearing Orange. Leading up to the event some of our students made a Public Service advertisement for the local radio station which was played throughout the day for over two weeks! The day was a great success and more importantly a lot of fun for a great cause. Listen to the audio PSA.

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Community Service from the Heart

The students of Law Explorer Post 629 in New Jersey chose bullying as the focus of their community service project this year. Their goal is to collect 220,000 paper hearts from across the country, lay all of these hearts out on a football field, and film the field from an airplane to capture the true visual impact of that many people showing their support for bullying prevention. Hear their stories and find out more in this video.


Friendship is a Treat

When Sarah was born with multiple health issues, doctors weren’t optimistic. Through two foster homes, Sarah struggled with physical and emotional health issues. But when she was two years old, she found her forever family and her health began to improve. Now a teenager, Sarah has made amazing progress but still struggles to make friends. So along with her sisters, she came up with the idea to make 1000 new friends by sharing gumballs with strangers. Sarah and her family attend concerts, parades, and other events where she approaches individuals, shares her story, and asks if they want to become her “gumball friend.” In January 2014, she reached her goal of 1000 friends – and her uncle donated $1 for each friend to charity. Sarah is now on another mission, to make another 1000 friends and continue fundraising for causes she cares about. Sometimes friendship is as simple as sharing a treat, and Sarah has now touched over 1000 people with her story. Learn more about her story on her Facebook page.

Bullying Hurts

Bullying Hurts

When one of their friends was the target of bullies, 8th graders Nadia, Caelin, Josh, Brian and Carl, didn’t want to just sit by and watch it happen. They stood up for their friend and supported her when she was tormented both online and in school. The entire situation left them all angry and frustrated, so they decided to use that energy to do something good. They came up with the idea to sell wristbands during their school’s “No Name Calling Week” and donate the money that they raised to an organization that educates and tries to help prevent bullying. Their message? A simple “Bullying Hurts.” Read more.

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Be a Friend, Bring a Friend, Make a Friend

For her 11th birthday party, Anistyn thought big…and kind! Anistyn held a Be a Friend, Bring a Friend, Make a Friend party, to which she invited everyone in her middle school for music, dancing, and food – all created by kids and teens! Anistyn remembers her mom telling her that for every one mean person, there are ten more that are nice. So Anistyn made the theme of her party: “When we stand together, no one stands alone.” About a new friend who has a disability, Anistyn writes, “No one was laughing at Estelle or making fun of her when she got on stage and sang along. We had fun helping her and being nice to her. This was one of my favorite parts of the entire night because I realized how fun it is to be friends with people who are different.” To top it all off, Anistyn gave up her birthday presents this year in order to donate to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. She and her friends raised over $1,300 to help kids who have been bullied! Read more.

Scott Smith

No Bullying Today

My name is Scott Smith, I have Aspergers and I'm proud of it. It makes me special, as all kids are. Last year, when I was in Grade 5, I started an anti bullying club at Belfountain Public School. I also involved local businesses and the community. Sadly because of having Aspergers I would get bullied at school. Many other kids get bullied as well. I started the club to help all kids that were getting bullied. With the help of some of my classmates, my Principal, and my family we quickly had a website, and raised money to buy anti bullying t shirts. We sold 200 t shirts using to profits to bring in groups to the school and talk to us about bullying. The Club got a lot of attention, we have had inquiries from other Schools in Ontario, United States and even Australia.

Every student at Belfountain, signed a pledge not to bully making our School the only bully free school in Ontario.

Kids with Autism or Aspergers all have good ideas. You just have to make them happen!!

Sarah Ball

Unbreakable Movement

When she was 15, Sarah Ball was cyberbullied by several close friends. This experience caused a lot of emotional pain, but Sarah turned her pain into passion for helping others. She now travels the country speaking to groups of students, parents, and teachers about bullying and how to prevent it. She wants to make sure every student knows they are not alone and that they are strong. Read more.

Jacob Law

Together We Can Be a Sign of Hope

When Jacob Law’s mom, Tina, heard that he wanted to get involved with Unity Day, she thought all she was going to do was buy him a t-shirt. But Jacob had a much bigger plan in mind. Jacob gathered a group of students at his high school in Delaware (Joe, Shannon, Cathryne, Vanessa, Delvin, and Steven) who were all passionate about bullying prevention and set about creating a community-wide Unity Day event. Soon the whole town was involved. From petitioning his school to allow the event to making ribbons to hand out at a football game to inviting local businesses to participate, Jacob’s efforts on Unity Day were truly inspirational. When Jacob delivered a speech after receiving a proclamation from the mayor declaring October 9th Unity Day for the entire city, he demonstrated the true spirit of Unity Day – bringing people together to end bullying. Read more.

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Bullying Prevention Through Song and Dance

Irene Henderson of Eagan, MN knows what it feels like to be bullied. She knows how alone it can make someone feel. So with the help of her mom and her dance studio, Irene created a campaign to show others that they didn’t have to go through what she did alone. She gathered dancers and parents at her studio, decorated lavishly with orange, to share her story and invite everyone to sign a bullying prevention pledge. Read more.


Stop Bullying by Jhorielle

First-grader Jhorielle learned about bullying during a Town Hall meeting at her school. She immediately went home and drew a picture that invited her friends to sign up to stop bullying with her. With her mom’s help, she made a website to encourage other kids to stop bullying and started handing out pencils and stickers to spread her message. She says that she made the website because she “wants every child to know how to stop bullying and to learn how to be nice instead of being mean.” Read more.

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"Keep Your Eyes Open" Bullying Prevention PSA

"Keep Your Eyes Open" is an bullying prevention PSA with a unique positive message. The video shows the bystander effect and how you can help others - and maybe even change the path for someone caught up in bullying behavior. At our school, Pima Elementary in Scottsdale, AZ, we recognize that many people are challenged by bullying everyday and sometimes they just need a little help. By being a better bystander, we can raise the expectations for behavior at school, in our community, and become positive influences for one another on a regular basis. Read more

Think Before You Type (TBYT)

Lauren and Victoria Coaxum are teen sisters and the co-founders of Think Before You Type (TBYT). They were inspired to start TBYT last summer after seeing a lot of cyberbullying on the internet, specifically on Twitter. The girls were bothered by the negative effect that it had on others, so they decided to do something about it. TBYT is an anti-cyberbullying and positive self-esteem campaign with hopes of becoming a nonprofit. Its mission is to raise awareness about cyberbullying, promote positive self-esteem, and encourage young people to use the internet for good. Read more

YORE Story — A documentary

“Yore Story” is a documentary that has been in the works for over a year now. The film was produced by Illinois State University students. It addresses the issue of bullying in schools and online, and the traumatic effects in can have on kids and their families, by remembering the tragic story of Jessica Yore. Jessica Yore was a local high school student from Waukegan, who chose to take her own life two years ago because she felt she had no other way out. Perhaps even just as tragic as her suicide itself, was how preventable it was, and the lack of reaction to it. This kind of cruelty should never be tolerated, and something like this should never have to happen to anyone else ever again. This documentary explores the issues of bullying by remembering a beautiful life. We will be premiering the documentary on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. The location is Jack Benny Center for the Arts, located at 39 Jack Benny Dr. in Waukegan Il, 60085. $5 donations will be collected at the door and all proceeds will go towards “PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.”

Kaitlyn K – Sharing Her Talents to Help Prevent Bullying!

Kaitlyn K wrote and produced the bullying prevention song ‘Who Do U Think U R?’, which her school made into a very successful a lip-dub video of the same name. The video has received national and international recognition. Read more

University of Minnesota students launch
bullying prevention campaign with Maple Grove Junior High

The University of Minnesota Bateman Team partnered with Maple Grove Junior High to promote kindness in their school. The campaign began as a national public relations campaign competition through the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), but it quickly became much more than that. Starting in November 2012, the team began working to create “Together, For Good,” a month-long campaign with the goal of spreading kindness as a way to end bullying. They chose to go with a positive approach, and instead of telling students what not to do, they encouraged students to build healthy relationships with their peers. Read more about University of Minnesota students launch bullying prevention campaign with Maple Grove Junior High

“Day of Silence” created by 10-year-old

Gerry Orz, the founder of the non-profit organization Kids Resource, held a “Day of Silence” on 12/12/12, to show support for all of those who are being bullied. Read more about “Day of Silence” created by 10-year-old

Texas Students Launch Campaign to Spread Bullying Prevention Message

Kailey Hensley and Courtney Myre, members of the FCCLA chapter of Winnsboro, have developed a bullying prevention campaign to spread the word about the effects bullying can have, and what anyone can do to prevent it. Kailey and Courtney told PACER that “they’re not just talking the talk though! They have developed a project that gets their classmates and entire community involved in putting an end to bullying!” Read more about Texas Students Launch Campaign to Spread Bullying Prevention Message

Third Grade Students Create an Original Music Video with a Positive Message

The third graders at People for People Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began discussing bullying prevention on the very first day of school. We decided in September to create a song about bullying, after school administration presented the entire student body with an entrepreneurship challenge to develop a business plan. The third grade team joined forces and  began discussing ideas for a plan that would not only be a learning experience for our classes, but also very fun! Read Moreabout the Third graders at People for People Charter School

Students Create An Original LipDub Video "Who Do U Think U R?"

Over 1000 students from Cypress Ranch High School in Houston, Texas joined to create an original music video designed by students for other students. The video is making a difference to students all over the world. Read Moreabout the Cypress Ranch Project

One YouTube viewer of the video shares "I really don't get why this song isn't a Billboard No. 1 hit by now - and, in fact, why this video hasn't got millions of views. I mean, South Park spoofed it (entirely sympathetically, which is rare for Trey and Matt!), so I can't understand why millions of people haven't done exactly what I did... searched the video, prepared to mock it, but then totally fallen in love with it instead! The production's cool, but the music and lyrics are easily as good as anything in the Top 10 today. GJ, guys!

Students at Sycamore Junior High in Ohio Stand Against Bullying in Making the NEVER EVER Music Video

An innovative music video launched March 2012 with the goal of inspiring students to courageously help kids who are bullied. The new video—features Keenan West's original song, "Never Ever," a celebration of kids who promote kindness and respect and lend a hand to students who are bullied—will become part of a nationwide campaign led by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.

The video was cast with more than 40 kids from the Sycamore Junior High’s drama club in Montgomery, Ohio “We’re trying to teach kids that teasing, exclusion, and intolerance don’t have to be rites of passage through adolescence,” says Principal Karen Naber. “When we empower kids to embrace differences and stand up for one another, we believe they will choose respect and kindness as their rites of passage instead.” Read more about the Never Ever Video

Voice of Students Was Heard at the Minnesota State Capitol Students Demanding Change Rally Draws Media Attention

The voice of Minnesota students was heard at the State Capitol in St. Paul as more than 100 teens wearing orange rallied to support stronger bullying prevention legislation. Organized by Students Demanding Change, with the support of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the rally generated substantial media coverage. There were multiple television news reports on the Minneapolis-St. Paul affiliates of ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as stories on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and in the Minneapolis “Star-Tribune” newspaper. Read More about the Minnesota Rally on Feb. 11