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Media alert: WCED and other celebrities to launch anti-bullying campaign

15 August 2018

Tomorrow, Provincial Education Minister, Debbie Schafer, Season 13 Idols South Africa winner, Paxton Fielies, and radio DJ and TV presenter, Carl Waistie will be launching an anti-bullying campaign in Mitchells Plain.

Given the prevalence of bullying in our schools, the WCED has embarked on a campaign to highlight the effects of bullying on learners, as well as, to draw attention to the fact that learners who film, post or distribute videos are also participating in the bullying. 

The campaign also provides tips on what one can do to help victims that are being bullied, as well as, the types of support that is available for learners that are experiencing such abuse. 

The campaign is called, “Raise your voice, not your phone.”

Here is a preview of one of the video’s:

Learners don’t realise you don’t need to beat somebody up to be a bully. We needed a way to help learners realise it for themselves!

Time:       10h00

Address: Beacon Hill Secondary, 1 Derby St, Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain

Date:       16 August 2018

We chose Beacon Hill Secondary for this event, as it recently experienced its own incident of bullying – both in school and on social media.

It is our intention to use the toolkit that has been developed to educate learners and schools throughout the province, to “Raise your voice. Not your phone”. It is a message that should be heard all over the world.

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Hammond