Stand Up. Speak Out.
How to be an Ally
What does it mean to truly stand up and speak out for others? What does it mean to be an ally to marginalized groups? This year's Stand Up Speak Out campaign is about creating an understanding of how being an ally can help reduce incident of harm and improve school climates so students and staff feel valued and a sense of belonging.
Accepting each other’s diversity and also accepting and understanding our own biases.
Listen to others’ perspectives and lived experiences. To be an ally, we need to listen to those whom we are trying to be an ally. When we own our privilege, we will talk less and listen more.
Learn from others. Being an ally is a journey of understanding. Be open to learning from others. Embrace uncertainty, and learn about microaggressions, implicit bias and privilege.
What actions will you take to be an ally? Being an ally means taking action. Commit to the actions you will take to Stand Up Speak Out when necessary.
We want to promote your school showing how their staff and students are working to be allies. Take pictures and videos and share them on your social media with the hashtag #SUSO2019, tag @CCRCE (Facebook), @CCRCE_NS (Twitter) or email directly to RodgersJL@ccrce.ca
Stand Up. Speak Out. Resources for Parents, Guardians, Students and Schools
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.
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.
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 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.
You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Elementary Students with your parents or guardians.
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.