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Taking a Stand: Pledging Against School Violence and Bullying on International Day


Taking a Stand: Pledging Against School Violence and Bullying on International Day

The International Day against Violence and Bullying at School, is an opportunity to reflect, unite, and pledge our commitment to creating safer, more nurturing educational environments. This year's theme, "Promoting mental health: Building safe and supportive environments," underscores the importance of safeguarding not only our physical well-being but also our emotional and psychological health.


Individuals from the ESA region are coming together to take the "Pledge against School Violence and Bullying (including Cyberbullying)." This pledge is a declaration of our collective dedication to fostering a culture of empathy, respect, and mental well-being within our schools and communities.



Pledge

I commit myself to the active promotion of mental health and the creation of safe and supportive environments in our schools and communities. Recognizing the significance of the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School, including Cyberbullying, and this year's theme, "Promoting mental health: Building safe and supportive environments," I pledge to:


The pledge articulates seven essential principles that provide a blueprint for positive change:

  1. Raise Awareness: Engage in activities that bring awareness to school violence, bullying, and mental health.*

  2. Foster Empathy and Respect: Cultivate an inclusive environment valuing diversity and individuality.

  3. Equip with Tools and Resources: Utilize and support resources for preventing and addressing bullying and cyberbullying.

  4. Create Safe Environments: Develop and maintain secure, nurturing school spaces that encourage openness and trust.

  5. Promote Mental Health Support: Support mental health initiatives and facilitate discussions for student well-being.

  6. Encourage Student Agency: Involve students in discussions and decisions about their safety and mental health.

  7. Cultivate a Culture of Understanding: Build an empathetic school culture attentive to emotional and psychological needs.


Standing Together Against Violence and Bullying

By signing this pledge, individuals commit to these principles, acknowledging their role in creating harmonious, respectful, and supportive school communities. Together, we stand united against violence and bullying in all its forms, including cyberbullying. Our aim is clear: to ensure the mental health and well-being of every individual within our educational spaces.


As the worlds commemorates the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School, let remember that promoting mental health and building safe and supportive environments is a collective endeavor. Together, we can create schools where every student feels safe, valued, and supported on their journey of learning and personal growth.


Join the movement and take the pledge today. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of our students, ensuring a brighter, more compassionate future within our schools and communities.


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