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Listen to the podcast with Ben Fordham talking about the ‘You Can Sit With Me’ program, helping kids with anti-bullying.
Principal Shelley Diamond said the initiative was an amazing opportunity for the kids in a small school setting. “It’s wonderful seeing the leaders who are all kind and caring and want everything to be inclusive embrace this initiative,” she said.
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“I know how lonely kids can get at school, so when I saw [the campaign] I thought, ‘this is just perfect’!”
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“Bullying is something we’ve all had some sort of experience with. Whether we’ve been the victim, the by-stander or horrifyingly, the initiator, it’s a social issue that is a learned behavior. That’s why we need anti-bullying policies at schools. I also believe we need to go one step further and empower kids to find a safe place or person when they feel lonely or under threat.”
Hear her inspiration behind creating this important initiative and why it is so important
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Aimed at battling childhood anxiety, depression and loneliness, the program involves yellow wristbands worn by the students to indicate they are happy to sit with someone new.
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Listen to the radio interview with Peter Overton and Jessica Rowe (ambassadors of You Can Sit with me) at https://soundcloud.com/fitzy-and-wippa/pete-overton-and-jess-rowe
The Natalia Johnson Dance Academy in Cammeray has signed up to the scheme and it’s proven popular with the young students.
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“Even though education is moving forward, we seem to have that same problem where children feel anxious, they worry about going to school, and when they’re at school they sometimes feel isolated and that they don’t have anyone to sit with or play with.”
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