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Global Human Rights-Education Press Release on bullying (and My Newly Composed Song: Nowhere to Hide!)

Bullying is a world-wide problem and Global-HR is linking us to a film, posted on You Tube, to help us join hands to combat it.  Please check it out! 

Also, here’s my newly composed song, Nowhere to Hide, to encourage victims of bullying to face the world of bullies by building courage, focusing and enjoying the goodness of life.  Rather than hiding or looking for a place to hide, we need to speak up.  Those of us, who have not experienced bullying, we need to join hands discouraging bullies of their aggressive verbal and non-verbal actions.

NOWHERE TO HIDE!  (Lyric and music: (c) Edmund Industan, March 5, 2014)

1)  Going around the world

Looking for a perfect place to hide (Yes, to hide)

USA to Africa

Great Britain to Australia (Nowhere to hide)

You won’t find a perfect place.

There’s someone who won’t give you peace.

Nowhere to hide!

Ref:

No destination is a perfect place

Those in the east are the same as the west.

Nowhere to hide (completely to hide)

E’en if you go around the world!

People in every corner of the world

They have behavior the same where you’re from

Just try to live; enjoy what you can.

Adapt, adjust, look for something fun.

2.  Bullying is around! 

Just ignore it if you can (Oh, yes, yes, you can)

E’en if you’re in Russia,

Philippines, or Canada (Nowhere to hide)

You know there ain’t a place to hide.

E’en in Falkland, Greenland, or New Zealand.

Nowhere to hide! 

(Repeat Ref.)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Global HRE List Moderator <hrelistmoderator@hrea.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:44 AM
Subject: [hr-education] Beat bullying! The role of citizenship and human rights education
To: edmindustan@gmail.com

Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying is the consequence of aggressive behaviour that has to be stopped and prevented.

Education for democratic citizenship and human rights plays a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting the respect of human dignity and social cohesion among learners and educators. Moreover, education for democratic citizenship and human rights aims at strengthening learners’ and educators’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for handling diversity and differences, promoting a positive environment and preventing violence at school through a model of coexistence which affirms the existence of others, rejects violence and protects children’s rights.

Are you worried about bullying in schools? Did you know that there are simple and inexpensive ways to tackle the problem? Watch the Council of Europe’s new film on combating bullying in schools through human rights and citizenship education, to see how the introduction of a human rights ethos in schools can help prevent bullying. The film was launched at a side event during the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly session on 30 January 2014.

 

 

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