Star Media Group and Setia join forces to fight bullying
13 Nov 2017
We joined forces with Star Media Group and various prominent personalities to launch #StandTogether, a nationwide campaign calling for the first week of April to be designated as an annual Bullying Prevention Week. The campaign was launched by Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Setia International Centre, where celebrities including actress, Lisa Surihani, singer, Dayang Nurfaizah, filmmaker, Jinnyboy, Youtube sensation, Jenn Chia, local band, Paperplane Pursuit and Youtube content creator, Arwind Kumar also pledged their support to the campaign.
Tengku Zatashah reminded everyone that the campaign is to promote simple values to all - kindness, empathy and unity. She also hopes this movement will be an annual affair where it will be part of our culture in Malaysia and communities are more invested in what goes on in the schools.
Datuk Seri Wong also stressed that violence has never been the answer and victims should tell their parents, teachers and friends about their ordeals.
Chairman of S P Setia Foundation, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Wan Mohd Zahid said S P Setia was happy to collaborate with Star Media Group in a joint effort to create more awareness on the prevention of bullying.
The campaign, which will be run by Star's award-winning R.AGE team, aims to mobilise volunteers (former students, parents, teachers, etc.) to independently organise bullying prevention events/activities in their schools every first week of April.
R.AGE is working with key stakeholders to develop a five-day programme and resources which all volunteers can download from www.standtogether.my. R.AGE will also produce a series of online videos featuring the celebrities and their personal experiences with bullying, and are currently working on a documentary series about school violence.
#StandTogether Week will take place in schools nationwide from April 2 - 6, 2018. For more information and resource materials, please send a private message to facebook.com/thestarRAGE.