April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Chartwells K12 has teamed up with our partners Prevent Child Abuse America and Hampton Creek to raise awareness around an emerging concern for parents and schools: cyberbullying.
As a partner to our schools and communities, our teams have an important responsibility that extends beyond the cafe in helping to create healthy, great experiences for our students. With that knowledge, our teams have committed to being upstanders - supporting students by modeling positive behaviors, encouraging empathy and being an ally as a trusted adult.
Last year, our partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America initiatied with training for our teams on bullying awareness and prevention. As a result, our teams feel empowered to identify bullying behaviors and promote positive environments. In partnership with Hampton Creek, we launched #JustABite - a social campaign to encourage students to stand up to bullying - which resulted in over $3500 donated to anti-bulling efforts.
This year - as we engage with students in the digital space - we have focused the conversation to cyberbullying.
Throughout March, we hosted a collaborative blog series (which you can read here
!) to understand the problem and explore tactics to better prepare students, parents and teachers to #JustStandUp to cyberbullying.
In April, we challenge YOU to #JustStandUp to cyberbullying by sharing and discussing the blog series with your friends and family, engaging in the dialogue on social media and sharing our partnership video #JustStandUp - developed and produced in collaboration with Prevent Child Abuse America and Hampton Creek - through your social channels. For each share the video receives with the #JustStandUp, Hampton Creek will donate $1 towards anti-bullying efforts across the country!
Check out the video and share as we #JustStandUp to cyberbullying together!