The following FAQ have been designed to help teachers, community leaders, sports club managers, parents and carers explain to children why this campaign is so important.
We heavily rely on the invaluable support of our schools, clubs and adults in our communities at a grass roots level to educate and inspire children to get involved and support YOU CAN SIT WITH ME.
Despite the life changing outcomes of being involved, it is a very simple message and very simple to get involved.
Why would someone want to sit with me?
Maybe they are new to your school and don’t have anyone to sit with or maybe they are having a few troubles. By wearing the highly visible YOU CAN SIT WITH ME wristband they will know you are a person who welcomes them to sit with you – no questions asked. By offering a hand of friendship in a time of need you will change that child’s life by allowing them to feel welcome as your friend. By wearing the YOU CAN SIT WITH ME wristband you are also saying to the people in your school, sport club or community that you welcome any child of any age, race, religion or culture to sit with you. Maybe someday you may be that new person or someone who needs a friend, look out for a YOU CAN SIT WITH ME wristband and know there is always someone there for you.
What do I say if someone sits with me?
You simply say “Hi” and tell them your name or if they look distressed you ask “Are you ok?” At no point are you to counsel someone or attempt to fix their problems - if you are concerned or the child is very upset please tell an adult, so they can get the help the person needs. By simply being a friend and giving a child someone to sit with you are making a huge difference to that child’s life.
How do I join?
Simply order individual wristbands or you can purchase bulk quantity to sell at your school, club or community via https://youcansitwithme.org/shop
What if I decide that I don’t want to wear the wrist band anymore?
Take it off and give it back to the person who gave it too or if you bought it keep it in case you decide that you want to wear it again sometime.
How do I get the wristbands?
Simple, order online at https://youcansitwithme.org/shop
Where do the proceeds go?
We have partnered with the Australian Numeracy and Literacy foundation and we donate profits to this great cause.The money will be used to further improve the education of our Aboriginal and refugee communities - something we are very excited about.