You are now part of the movement to end online and offline bullying! With your support, the Tyler Clementi Foundation is able to bring communities together to stand up to bullying.
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Once you download the toolkit, engage your faith community in creating a safe space through a shared commitment to stand up to bullying and embrace diversity.
In the toolkit, you’ll notice that we’ve taken extra care to highlight the need for Upstanders to oppose bullying of LGBTQ people, as they are often the most vulnerable to being bullied in religious spaces. When possible, we encourage you to involve LGBTQ people in the preparation, rollout, and evaluation of #Day1 in your community and to solicit honest feedback from them about any additional steps that may be needed to increase the safety of your space.
1. Follow the lesson steps, practice reading the declaration, encourage participation.
2. Create a visual aid in your classroom to remind students of their commitment throughout the year. Examples?
3. Print Upstander Pledges for students to sign and display in the classroom.
4. Revisit #Day1 throughout the school year, or whenever students need a reminder of their agreement to prevent and interrupt bullying.
If you would like support or ideas about how you can implement #Day1, reply to this email. We’re happy to help you in creating a culture of kindness at your middle school.
Thank you for your commitment and support.
— The Tyler Clementi Foundation