Many passionate people have come together to make R.AGE Against Bullying a reality. Featured below are the organizations that support our cause.
Help International School (HIS) believes in enabling and inspiring students to live life to its fullest. HIS provided content that was used as part of the factsheet and FAQ on our website. This is now a resource for those who want to better understand the issue. The Principal Dr. Gerard Louis and two teachers from the UK, Mr Mohamad Salam and Ms Stacie Long, were also with the campaign team in schools where they dealt with the issues of bullying through examples and tips. The experience that the HIS team had in this area helped raised the awareness that bullying in schools can be stopped provided all parties make a concerted effort to ensure students are sensitized about the detrimental effects of bullying.
Protecting children from harm is at the heart of UNICEF’s mandate. Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF works with the Government of Malaysia, NGOs, businesses and the media to keep children safe from all forms of violence and abuse, including bullying. As part of our global #ENDviolence campaign, UNICEF is supporting the R.AGE Against Bullying initiative by The Star and R.AGE to get people to speak up against bullying and to promote attitudes and behaviours that support non-violence.
Malaysia’s first 24 hour helpline for children – 15999 Childline, was launched by Childline Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Family & Community Development in November 2010. Children under 18 years can call if they need help or to talk to someone. Adults can call to report child maltreatment or if they have information about children at risk. 15999 Childline is committed in helping out bully victims who call in to seek help or advice.
Star Radio Group is one of Malaysia’s top commercial radio broadcasters, currently managing two major radio channels, namely 988, Red FM, Suria FM and Capital FM. Many celebrities from these radio channels have lent their voices in supporting the cause.
Founded in 2009, ChurpChurp is a community for people who live and breathe social media, and reaches out to social media users in 5 countries. Bullying is increasingly crossing boundaries into the virtual space now, as evidenced by cyber-bullying, and in line with its mission to foster a vibrant community of social media users, ChurpChurp is supporting the R.AGE Against Bullying campaign to empower the social media generation of the country to speak up against bullying.
Befrienders is a group of volunteers who provide support for the emotionally distressed. They contribute their time so victims may call in and share their stories.