Together We Can Disarm Bullying

15 Mar 2013

This Friday 15th March, The String Movement is joining schools across Australia to support The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

The String Movement exists to disarm bullying.

For the past two years, The String Movement has been building a global community of students, parents, teachers and ambassadors who are all committed to seeing bullying disarmed in their generation!

In Australia, statistics show that on average 3 out of every 5 students in high schools are bullied. This accounts for about 2, 211,851 of our youth.

The slogan, “Tie It, Tell It, Yell It”, marks the three ways people can be involved with The String Movement. We believe that together everyone can play their part and make a difference to the issues surrounding bullying and violence that is so prevalent today.

Our most recent campaign, “Some use Guns, Some use Knives, Some use Words” has drawn the support of the local Australian community in raising awareness.

The String Movement: Hillsong Collected

Recently we joined The Parramatta Eels on their “School Blitz to Tackle Bullying”. Our volunteer teams along with the footballers went into 62 local primary and high schools in Sydney in one day. This meant over 15,000 young people got to hear the message of how they can peacefully play their part to disarm bullying. This also led to increased interest and positive response on social media with many students signing up to become involved!

Last week, The String Movement was invited to the local community of Orange in regional New South Wales to take part in the King Wollorai School Fair. At this event we were encouraged to hear that ALL the local high schools in this community have adopted The String Movement. The students across the schools meet together monthly to update each other on the impact of their String communities.

In support of The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence this Friday, ‘South Sydney Boys High School’ are launching The String Movement. It's great to hear that their Student Representative Council has even created a special String Movement committee of 12 people to outwork the event. They will be hosting lots of activities such as an art competition in order to explore concepts of positivity and value, providing string, shirts with the string message and a couple of students will be sharing their testimony.

Today, why not, tie a piece of string around your wrist to show that you’re not okay with bullying and join the movement to see bullying and violence disarmed in this generation!
 
For more information on The String Movement please visit thestringmovement.com and follow us on Twitter @StringMovement