KUALA LUMPUR: An annual bullying prevention week may be on the cards for Malaysian schools, thanks to an initiative by Star Media Group and property developer SP Setia.
#StandTogether is a nationwide campaign, spearheaded by The Star’s R.AGE team, calling for the first week of April to be designated as an annual bullying prevention week in schools across the country.
The campaign will be launched by Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at a special event today at 2pm at Setia International Centre.
Celebrities such as Lisa Surihani, JinnyBoy, Jenn Chia, Paperplane Pursuit and Arwind Kumar have pledged their support to the campaign, and will be speaking about their personal experiences with school bullying at the launch.
The campaign aims to mobilise volunteers, particularly former students, parents and teachers, to independently organise bullying prevention events or activities in their schools every first week of April, starting with April 2 to 6, 2018.
To follow today’s launch event, which will also feature a musical performance by Chia, follow R.AGE on Facebook (fb.com/thestarRAGE).
Schools and organisations interested in taking part in the #StandTogether campaign can contact R.AGE via email (email@example.com), Facebook Messen-ger (@thestarRAGE), or WhatsApp (+60172834406).
R.AGE is also producing a documentary series about school violence in Malaysia. A teaser will be released today after the launch.