FAQ – Teachers

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Q: How do we buy wristbands?

A: Go to our shop via youcansitwithme.org and you can purchase wristbands there.

Q: How much do the wristbands cost?

A: The yellow wristbands are $2.00 AUD and the black wristbands are $2.50 AUD.

Q: What age are the yellow wristbands for?

A: The yellow wristbands are for ages 5 to 12 or grades Kindergarten – grade 6.

Q: What age are the black wristbands for?

A: The black wristbands are for ages 13 to 18 years or high school students.

Q: How do I get in touch?

A: Please contact us either through the website www.youcansitwithme.org or via email youcansitwithme5@gmail.com Don’t forget to visit our website regularly for our latest news, updates, media and ambassador news.

Q: How can I find you on social media?

A: You can like and follow us on Instagram @youcansitwithme5 and facebook/YOUCANSITWITHME.

Q: Are you a registered charity?

A: Yes we are a fully registered Australian charity.


A: YOU CAN SIT WITH ME is a kindness campaign and an anti-bullying initiative that supports
children suffering with anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation.

Q: What is the aim of YOU CAN SIT WITH ME?

A: YOU CAN SIT WITH ME aims to bring communities together and promote kindness whilst stamping out bullying. It is 5 simple words to help change children’s lives.

Q: What is your over all goal?

A: Our goal is to be able to embed the YOU CAN SIT WITH ME campaign into all schools across Australia and with your help together we believe we can do this and we know this will help support fellow Australian children who feel isolated, depressed and anxious.

Q: How do you recommend the program is run?

A: Below is a list of recommendations and guidelines to assist you:

  1. We feel that not every child should have a wristband, this would cause a “fad” and the purpose will become lost. We have learnt from other schools that it seems to be effective in the years K-6 that each class has 5 wrist bands to give out and they are given out at the beginning of the week with the understanding that the children may not want to wear it every day.
  2. We feel that children in leadership roles, peer support or class captains and vice captains should have access to the YOU CAN SIT WITH ME wristbands.
  3. Children who show kindness and compassion should also be considered to be YOU CAN SIT WITH ME ambassadors. As should children who you feel could benefit from wearing the wristband, who are trying to change behaviours or who have earned a
    wristband through positive or kind behaviour.
  4. What we feel what is important is that the children understand that if they wear a YOU CAN SIT WITH ME wristband it is a commitment for the day. We need the children to understand that if they make this commitment –they are not to take the wristband off for the duration of the school day or time in which has been allocated to them to wear it.
  5. It is important that the children think carefully prior to wearing the wristband. They need to consider the following points prior to wearing the wristband:
  • Am I having a good day today, do I feel strong enough to help others?
  • Am I happy for anyone of any race, gender, age or culture to sit with me today?
  • Am I too busy today to help other people because I have activities on at recess and lunchtime?

Q: How do you communicate the campaign to students and parents?

A: We recommend these guidelines are shared verbally (see section above) especially for children) with students by the Principal or Club Manager in Assembly and also reiterated by their class teacher or sports coach. We strongly recommend these guidelines are either emailed home to parents or you may feel more appropriate to rewrite into your own letterhead and explain how your school will run the program along with the other anti-bullying and positive behaviour programs you have active at your school or club.
We suggest that parents are educated so everyone is working cohesively to support the message.
In the near future we will also have posters and stickers to display in key areas at your school or club.

Q: Can I purchase the pencils, water bottles and bag tags for fundraising?

A: Yes we sell the pencils, water bottles and bag tags for fundraising purposes. Please order through the shop on our website. youcansitwithme.org.

Q: Can I buy the wristbands for fundraising?

A: No. We do not sell the wristbands for fundraising, the wristbands are part of an inclusive school, sporting club and community program. We strongly feel that if every child wears a band that the message is lost and will become a fad that fades away. We don’t want that to happen as we have a long-term vision for these 5 simple, beautiful words to be a part of all school and club positive behaviour and anti-bullying guidelines. It is a very simple message with 5 simple words that can have a huge impact if used correctly.

Q: Where do the proceeds go?

A: We use our proceeds to build resources for students, parents and teachers and we have partnered with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and we donate a portion of profits to this great cause. The money goes directly to further improve the education of our Aboriginal and Refugee communities, something the children should be very proud of supporting.

Q: My school is located outside Australia, can I still order wristbands?

A: Yes we ship all over the world! Please email us your order youcansitwithme5@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice for payment and ship your order to you!