Tzu Chi school designated 5 – 7 March 2018 as Bully Awareness Week with the theme of “I Stand Up Against Bullying”. The event was held to increase awareness and help prevent bullying, to promote safe schools and a positive learning environment, as well as to show that the School support the actions of refusing bullying in the whole school.
The activities varied from bully prevention lesson for all grades, anti-bullying movie watching, fun games, anti-bullying bracelets making, message in the bottle, poster making competition, anti-bullying dance and movement competition, to hand-printing anti-bullying pledge by students and teachers as our efforts to stand up against bullying. Through the bullying awareness week activities, we expect to see positive change in student achievement and well-being.
The reason behind the “Anti-Bullying” campaign is that bullying – either verbal, physical, emotional and cyberbullying – has become an issue in students’ relationships at most schools. During the campaign, students were encouraged to understand the negative effects of bullying and develop a positive attitude against bullying as part of the culture of Tzu Chi School.