Bullying Prevention Month
Resources Are Available from the Pacer Center
Bullying Prevention Month is sponsored by the PACER Center - a parent center for families of children and young adults with disabilities—and cosponsored by NEA, the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, and National PTA. It encourages communities to work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on children.
The PACER web site aims to educate elementary students about bullying prevention and provide methods for responding to bullying situations. It features an animated cast of characters, celebrity videos, "Webisodes," games, a contest, and other activities and information. Parents and professionals will find helpful tips, intervention strategies, and resources for use at home and school.
See the PACER Center's Kids Against Bullying web site, a bullying prevention resource for elementary-age children, including those with disabilities. The web area for teens encourages teens to submit videos, stories, poems, artwork, or audio clips expressing their ideas on bullying prevention.
Here are some things you can do to prepare for Bullying Prevention Month:
- Download and share a colorful poster (PDF file).
- Use the Tool Kit for Elementary School Classrooms—features free downloads of daily activities, games, and contests for the first week of the month.
- Let the public hear the message, "Bullying is never okay. What can you do to stop it?"
Learn more about 10.20.10 - The day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.
The Pacer web site is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.