Anti-bul­ly­ing pro­gram com­ing to schools

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

ANTI-BUL­LY­ING char­ity Stand for the Silent have re­ceived a wel­come boost with a re­cent grant al­low­ing them to of­fer free packs to schools around the coun­try to de­liver their pro­gram.

Vice-pres­i­dent Liz Bag­u­ley said that the char­ity started here in the Whit­sun­days last year and re­cently re­ceived a grant from the com­mu­nity gam­bling ben­e­fit fund to cover the cost of pro­duc­tion and for promotional ma­te­rial.

“We would love to get the word out that the packs are ready to go and also let the lo­cal com­mu­nity know how they can get in­volved,” she said.

“It’s about mak­ing sure kids can stand up to bul­ly­ing and not be by­standers. We want all the schools to take it on and re­ally push or mes­sage.”

The pro­gram will be de­liv­ered around the Whit­sun­days by noted Mackay pub­lic speaker Nigel Dal­ton, start­ing with a pre­sen­ta­tion at St Cather­ine’s in Proser­pine this Mon­day.

The pro­gram in­cludes a 20 minute DVD pre­sen­ta­tion on the ef­fects of bul­ly­ing and aims to em­power and raise aware­ness among young peo­ple so that they them­selves do not have to stand silent against bul­ly­ing.

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