Rights and Responsibilities For a Bully Free Society

I have the right to not be bullied or physically hurt and the responsibility to learn ways of resolving conflict peacefully.

I have the right to not be called hurtful names and the responsibility to understand what would make me want to call others hurtful names.

I have the right to not be picked on because I do not belong to a certain group and the responsibility to understand what it means to belong to a “group.”

I have the right to not be made fun of because I am “different” and the responsibility not to pick on others for what I have been taught to think are differences.

have the right to not be bullied because of race, gender, sexual orientation or culture and the responsibility to educate myself about why this happens.

I have the right to not be bullied because of my physical appearance and the responsibility to not pick on myself for what I think others may think of me.

I have a right to not be teased because I am not as smart as other people and the responsibility to educate myself to be as intelligent as I can be.

I have a right to not be bullied because I am not as athletic as others and the responsibility to find other endeavors that give me a sense of well being.

I have the right not to be bullied because I am smaller or weaker and the responsibility to find ways that will strengthen me.

I have the right to learn the skills to understand and handle bullies without hurting or being hurt and the responsibility to teach others these skills so they will not get bullied.

I have the right to protect myself from harm and the responsibility to use these skills humanely.

Every child everywhere has a basic right to be treated with respect and the responsibility in turn to respect all others.

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