2016 Stand Up! Awareness Week against LGBT Bullying is nearly upon us! Now in its seventh year, this initiative, one of the most important anti-bullying initiatives in the secondary school calendar, encourages post-primary schools across Ireland to get involved and empower students to support their LGBT friends.
Bullying puts the mental health, well-being and potential of LGBT students at serious risk. Most LGBT students are still facing very tough situations in their schools – rejection, bullying and pressures to hide who they really are. This has devastating impacts on their levels of self-harm and suicide. BeLong To are calling on teachers and parents to mind the health of LGBT students and join #StandUp2016 to help build safe and supportive schools.
You can find all the resources for Stand Up! 2016 in the Download Stand Up! Pack section of our website.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
With your help, we're taking over social media. We want you to take a picture with your friends, family and colleagues holding hands or hugging, similar to the picture attached.
Post it on Social Media, #StandUp2016. You can write a message of support or encourage other friends to get involved but please remember to use the #StandUp2016 so we can gather everyone's posts.
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