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Surrey Kids Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign

Creating a Resource for Anti-Bullying Month

Inspired by their personal experiences with bullying, a group of preteens ages eight to 12 in the City of Surrey’s MYzone Peer Mentorship Program have launched an anti-bullying awareness campaign ahead of Pink Shirt Day on February 26.

 

The campaign, which aims to educate the community on what bullying looks like, and what to do if you or someone you know or see is being bullied, includes a variety of images and messages that illustrate examples of bullying and their four recommended steps to take if experiencing bullying: walk away, ignore, talk it out, and seek help.

 

The anti-bullying campaign started through the grassroots exploration of real issues that affect the MYzone Peer Mentorship Program participants and their peers at school, at home, online, and in the community. The group started by learning about human rights and how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child exists to ensure that every young person can live a happy and healthy life.

 

As a group, they felt the responsibility to share what they had learned with the community, so that they could help promote everyone’s right to be “protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind” (Article 19).

 

Download the images, which can be used online or in print, and help share their messages on your channels.

 

About MYzone Peer Mentorship Program

The MYzone Peer Mentorship Program introduces preteens ages eight to 12 in the City of Surrey’s MYzone program to youth peer mentors from the community. The peer mentors, along with City of Surrey youth engagement staff and MYzone instructors, co-facilitate the Equitas Community Action Project curriculum that is based in human rights education.

This curriculum creates opportunity for preteens and youth to explore opportunities to develop their capacity and connection to their peers and community, have their voices heard, and take action for change.

 

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