#Back2School: A Diana Award Campaign to Counter Bullying

Celebrities and influencers posted their back to school advice -with childhood pictures- using the #Back2School hashtag, as part of a campaign initiated by the UK-based Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme.

The campaign honors the memory of Felix, a 17-year-old who took his life in 2016 due to bullying. His mother, Lucy Alexander, tells the story on this video.

“Young people spend 11,000 hours of their lives in full education. School should be safe and free from bullying”, Alex Holmes, Diana Award deputy CEO said. “We’re urging everyone to get behind our campaign by helping us to train Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in every schools.”

Here are some highlights from the Twitter campaign:

The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme supported by Prince William,”engages young people, parents and teachers, to change the attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and offline,” the organization’s website reads.

The campaign’s website includes an “Advice Centre”, with frequently asked questions and answers about back to school season; for students, parents, and staff.

Click here to donate to the #Back2School campaign.

 

(photo credit: Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme)

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