Stand Up. Speak Out.

 

"What's in your backpack?" - 2016 Stand Up. Speak Out. Day Of Action! 

Stand Up. Speak Out., CCRSB’s board-wide day of action promoting Social Justice, anti-bullying and positive, healthy relationships will happen on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The kick-off event is happening at Oxford Regional Education Centre at 10:00 am and will be livestreamed for all CCRSB schools and offices. 

This year Stand Up. Speak Out. is shifting to a wide focus on Social Justice and those things that make us all unique, beautiful, different and the same. Our theme is, “What’s in your backpack?”

We all carry “backpacks” made up of our class, our gender, our sexual orientation, our abilities, our race and much, much more. As a community, we all have a responsibility to try and understand and accept what’s in someone else’s backpack. 

Tell us - What’s in your backpack?

We want to know what’s in your backpack. Tell us what makes you, you. Are you a musician? A great reader? A LEGO maniac? A champion hot dog eater? An up and coming comedian?

You can write a poem, draw a picture or poster, take a selfie, make a short video…do whatever you want to show us what’s in your backpack! 

Submissions will be used at the regional event on September 15 and posted to our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday, throughout the school year, to keep the message going in classrooms, offices and special events. 

You can email your submissions to SocialJustice@ccrsb.ca, Tweet them to us @CCRSB_Official, post them to our Facebook page or fax them to 902-897-8989.

What’s in your backpack?

 

How can we Stop bullying?

At CCRSB, we know that the only way to address bullying in all its forms is to start talking about it. How do we do that? By getting everyone - students, staff, parents/guardians and community partners - on the same page when it comes to bullying and its root cause: poor relationships.

This isn't just about one person. By its very defitinition, a relationship involves more than one person. So, this issue comes down to how we interact with each other, how we treat one another and how we deal with feelings of anger and unhappiness. Those feelings and how to deal with them, that's all part of a larger idea called Social and Emotional Learning or SEL. All of these things are part of a larger focus at CCRSB, our Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human Rights Social Justice Framework. 

 In cooperation with Dalhousie University, three handbooks to help guide and inform students, parents, guardians and community members were developed. These handbooks contain great information about recognizing bullying behaviours, steps to take if you suspect that your child is being bullied, has bullied others or has wittnessed bullying. They also offer insight into the Social and Emotional Learning approach being used in CCRSB schools. 

Be a Role Model: Information for Parents, Guardians & Communities

What do Role Models look like?

As a parent, guardian or member of your local community you are a Role Model for CCRSB students. Your words and actions show students, everyday, how to treat one another - with kindness, respect and compassion or contempt, ridicule and intolerance. As an adult, it is your choice. Join us and be a Role Model for the students in your community and the children in your home.

Bullying happens everywhere: at home, in the office, at your worksite, in the park, on the street and at the grocery store. We can combat bullying by learning to deal with our relationship problems in a healthy, constructive way. As adults we can combat bullying by stopping it whenever and wherever we see it happen. 

Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying. 

You can learn more about bullying by reading and sharing our Guide for Parents, Guardians and Communities with your family, friends and co-workers.

Be a Hero: Information for Elementary Students

What do Heroes look like?

Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you Stand Up and Speak Out you’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero! Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.

Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you and Speak Outyou’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero

Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.

You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Elementary Students with your parents or guardians.

Be a Leader: Information for Middle and High School Students

What do Leaders look like?

Leaders help other people. When they see bullying happen, they try to stop it. When you Stand Up and Speak Out, that’s the action of a Leader. When you reach out to someone being bullied, that makes you a Leader. When you tell your parents/guardians, a teacher, bus driver, custodian, guidance counsellor or your principal about bullying, that makes you a Leader. When we Stand Up Together we can stop bullying.

You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Middle and High School Students.

 

Student Action Grant Funding Available

To help encourage helathy relationships by empowering students to take action, CCRSB has developed a Student Action Grant. The Student Action Grant gives CCRSB students  access to funding to help them move from ideas to action and put their ideas for social justice, positive school climate and anti-bullying to work in their school.

Student Action Grant Application Form

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