Approximately 84% of Malaysian children experience some form of bullying before they turn 18, with psychological effects reaching as far as adulthood.

These experiences very often lead to depression, anxiety, loss of self worth, substance abuse, attempted suicide and actual suicide in millions of children’s lives.

And some of those who do manage to escape it either do so by fighting back, entering gangs for protection, or becoming bullies themselves, because hurt people hurt people.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

#StandTogether is a nationwide kindness movement by R.AGE to call for an annual bullying prevention week every first week of April.

We are working with experts, NGOs, and students to develop a five-day curriculum which any volunteer or student group can organise in their local schools.

This April 2-6, let’s #StandTogether to spread kindness, and end bullying once and for all.