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Respectful Schools Campaign

Disrespect in Schools is crossing the line. Simple as that.

The best outcomes for children come when schools and parents work together respectfully. Disrespect in schools is crossing the line. Simple as that.

The Respectful Schools Campaign has been developed in partnership with staff in our schools and with parent feedback. It promotes respectful adult behaviour in and around our schools and school communities.

It is our hope that from this campaign we can ultimately create a culture of respectful behaviour in all Tasmanian schools and school environments. We are working to eliminate instances of aggressive and offensive behaviour from adults directed towards school staff.

Key messages within this campaign:

  • Everyone has the right to feel respected and safe at school, including school staff.  It’s not just a courtesy, it’s the law.
  • The best outcomes for children come when schools and parents work together respectfully.
  • Respectful behaviour in our schools is everyone’s right and everyone’s responsibility.

The Campaign will run over a number of years and start with television commercials from 11 September. It will appear on free to air television as well as on a range of online advertisement platforms. Advertising will also appear on buses around the state.

Adults’ behaviour in and around schools impacts the entire school community. The message we are promoting is simple — Do the right thing. Don’t cross the line.

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