We the students of ______________________________ agree to join together to stamp out bullying of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and transgender (GLBT) students and students perceived to be GLBT at our school.
We believe that everybody should enjoy our school equally, and feel safe, secure and accepted regardless of sexual preference or gender identity/expression.
Bullying can be threatening, physically attacking, pushing, shoving, hitting, and spitting, as well as name calling, picking on, making fun of, laughing at, and excluding someone. Anti-GLBT bullying causes pain and stress to students that are gay as well as students perceived to be gay and is never justified or excusable as “kids being kids,” “just teasing” or any other rationalization. The victim is never responsible for being a target of bullying. Our school’s GLBT students, like all students, are entitled to a school and classroom environment that provides an optimum opportunity for education free of fear and harassment.
By signing this pledge, we the students agree to:
I acknowledge that whether I am being a bully or see someone being bullied, if I don’t report or stop the bullying, I am just a part of perpetuating the problem. .
Signed by: _______________________________________
Print name: _______________________________________