The Councillor Anti-Bullying Pledge:
"I back the Anti-Bullying Alliance and pledge to "Choose Respect", reject bullying and lead by example in my actions and interactions as a councillor."
To make sure we are united against bullying, Sutton councillors have made an anti-bullying pledge. Signatories believe in the Anti-Bullying Alliance which means they:
- believe bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated, and that any environment that encourages bullying, or shows indifference to prejudice and discrimination is unacceptable;
- believe bullying is a behaviour choice and that anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour;
- support a range of positive strategies to deal with bullying and actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches in an effort to reduce bullying;
- believe that people should be treated with respect and courtesy.