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Children Embracing in Circle


Being a buddy and not a bully means embodying kindness, empathy, and respect in our interactions with others. It means actively supporting and uplifting those around us rather than engaging in behaviors that hurt or belittle them. 

Being a Buddy: Being a buddy involves being a supportive friend and ally to others. It means showing kindness, compassion, and understanding towards everyone, regardless of differences. It involves actively seeking to help and support others in times of need.

Not Being a Bully: Not being a bully means refraining from engaging in behaviors that harm or intimidate others. It involves avoiding actions such as teasing, harassment, or discrimination based on factors like race, gender, or any other personal characteristic. Instead, it means treating others with dignity and respect.

In essence, being a buddy and not a bully is about fostering a positive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and safe. It's about standing up for what's right and being a force for good in our communities.

Take the PairUp to Be a Buddy, and Not a Bully Pledge

I, ______________________, pledge to be a BUDDY, not a bully. I will treat everyone how they want to be treated, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual identity. I will stand against bullying and support those who are targeted. Together, we can build a community where everyone feels respected, included and valued for who they are. I commit to standing up against bullying, harassment and discrimination and spreading kindness to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.

In addition to the above, I commit to: 

  • Telling an adult if I witness this behavior

  • Not to join in this behavior

  • Include those who are being targeted

Signed By: _____________________________________

Date: __________________________________________

Click the PDF to print and sign your pledge. 

Let’s Stand Together Against Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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