Civil servants and members of the public took a visual stand against all forms of bullying, Friday, 5 October 2018, at this year’s Stood Up photo opportunity. The anti-bullying Dress for a Cause event, held a Pink Shirt shoot outside Government Administration Building, was attended by the Acting Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Franz Manderson and the Acting Chief Officer for the Portfolio of the Civil Service, Mrs. Andrea Fa’amoe.
Organised by the Family Resource Centre (FRC), it was part of a larger month-long awareness raising initiative encouraging everyone to “See Something Do Something,” in keeping with the campaign’s theme.
“Bullying is a form of violence regardless of what form it takes,” said Mr. Manderson. “We, as civil servants, are cognizant of its disturbing effects in our schools, the workplace and in families. The FRC’s Stood Up campaign is encouraging further dialogue on the issue, on our streets, in the media, and in our school classrooms.”
FRC’s Programme Coordinator, Mrs. Charmaine Bush-Miller, underscored the importance of the work being done in the schools. “We recognise the significance of increasing awareness of the issue,” she said. “We are working both with victims as well as bullies to identify different strategies and build empathy to help tackle this behaviour at its earliest manifestation.”
For the month-long Stood Up schedule, visit https://bit.ly/2O4hxca