AIM 2 IMPACT believes that bullying is a serious issue that has far reaching consequences for both the entire school community and society. Providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and respectful society is important to all of us. So it only makes sense for us to team up with schools and organizations that play an important role in the development and guidance of our young people and help stamp out bullying.
Our goal is to empower young people in an entertaining way with the information and knowledge of how to stop bullying in our society.
“Believe in Yourself” Anti-Bullying Campaign This event offers live entertaining performances featuring several local Toronto artists while sharing their personal experiences of bullying with the students.
A highly informative panel covering a mixture of topics regarding bullying such as:
Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem orreputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. (Source: Ministry of Education)
Different forms of bullying include:
Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property
Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic
Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about
Electronic (commonly known as cyber bullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and social
School communities – This means, the school, at home and everywhere in between –need to be safe places so that students and staff can be relaxed enough to teach and learn in. In order for that to happen we need to work together to create a community of character that promotes positive characteristics/behaviours and stops negative ones.
What can you do?
It is important to know that everyone has the right to feel safe, accepted and valued.
Make our school communities a better place by being respectful of others and standing up against bullying whenever it happens!!
Several provinces and territories have laws specifically dealing with online and offline
Bullying is a crime and a bully can be charge Under the Ontario Criminal Code.
Letting the students know there is help out there. Speak with a teacher, a parent,
relative, an older sibling or friend, Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668 6868 or
Concluding the event is a photograph and autograph opportunities with the artists along with give-aways for students.
To host this Campaign in your School Contact : Glen@aim2impact.com