Stand Up. Speak Out.


Let's raise awareness of the impact our negative words have on each other.

At the Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE), we know the only way to address bullying in all its forms is to start talking about it. That's why every year we host Stand Up. Speak Out., CCRCE’s board-wide day of action promoting social justice, anti-bullying and positive, healthy relationships.  

It is important to recognize the complexity of bullying, so in the last couple of years a deeper conversation about social justice has emerged as an important piece of Stand Up. Speak Out. This has proven to be an important topic with our students, and led to the theme of this year's event: Words Matter. 

This year, CCRCE wants people to think about the hurtful words that are used freely and the potential impact they can have on others.  We want to raise awareness that words can hold complex deeper meanings of hate, hurt, and pain. 

It’s time to think about our word choices before we speak! #SUSOCCRCE

 

Hear These Five Important Stories.

Each of these five videos highlights the power words can have. Watch the impact of the power of words as seen through CCRCE's social justice pillars (race, class, abilities, sexual orientation and gender).

 

Join us for our LIVESTREAM on September 13th at 10 am on our YouTube Channel.

 

Engage Students

Check out sample class activities, and a list of books to help get your school and students involved. Don't forget to share with us! #SUSOCCRCE.

 

 

Share

We want to promote your school raising awareness that Words Matter. Take pictures and videos and share them on your social media with the hashtag #SUSOCCRCE, tag @CCRCE (Facebook), @CCRCE_NS (Twitter) or email directly to RodgersJL@ccrce.ca

 

Stand Up. Speak Out. Resources for Parents, Guardians, Students and Schools

How Can We Stop Bullying?

By getting everyone - students, staff, parents/guardians and community partners - on the same page when it comes to bullying and its root cause: poor relationships.

This isn't just about one person. By its very definition, a relationship involves more than one person. So, this issue comes down to how we interact with each other, how we treat one another and how we deal with feelings of anger and unhappiness. Those feelings and how to deal with them, that's all part of a larger idea called Social and Emotional Learning or SEL. All of these things are part of a larger focus at CCRCE, our Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human Rights Social Justice Framework. 

In cooperation with Dalhousie University, three handbooks to help guide and inform students, parents, guardians and community members were developed. These handbooks contain great information about recognizing bullying behaviours, steps to take if you suspect that your child is being bullied, has bullied others or has witnessed bullying. They also offer insight into the Social and Emotional Learning approach being used in CCRCE schools.

Be a Role Model: Information for Parents, Guardians & Communities

As a parent, guardian or member of your local community you are a Role Model for CCRCE students. Your words and actions show students, everyday, how to treat one another - with kindness, respect and compassion or contempt, ridicule and intolerance. As an adult, it is your choice. Join us and be a Role Model for the students in your community and the children in your home.

Bullying happens everywhere: at home, in the office, at your worksite, in the park, on the street and at the grocery store. We can combat bullying by learning to deal with our relationship problems in a healthy, constructive way. As adults we can combat bullying by stopping it whenever and wherever we see it happen. 

Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying.

You can learn more about bullying by reading and sharing our Guide for Parents, Guardians and Communities with your family, friends and co-workers.

Be a Hero: Information for Elementary Students

Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you Stand Up and Speak Out you’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero! Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.

Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you and Speak Outyou’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero

Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.

You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Elementary Students with your parents or guardians.

Be a Leader: Information for Middle and High School Students

Leaders help other people. When they see bullying happen, they try to stop it. When you Stand Up and Speak Out, that’s the action of a Leader. When you reach out to someone being bullied, that makes you a Leader. When you tell your parents/guardians, a teacher, bus driver, custodian, guidance counsellor or your principal about bullying, that makes you a Leader. When we Stand Up Together we can stop bullying.

You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Middle and High School Students.