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New anonymous reporting tool launches on Pink Shirt Day

At UC we want everyone to feel safe on campus and to report any behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable for any reason.

Today we’ve launched a new anonymous online reporting tool, Report It, to coincide with Pink Shirt Day, the global movement that celebrates diversity, promotes positive relationships and takes a stand against bullying.

Staff and students can use Report It to raise concerns anonymously. We understand you may not always feel comfortable making a formal complaint and would prefer to remain anonymous.

The information provided via Report It will be used to inform future strategies and education initiatives that address behaviour and improve respect and inclusiveness at UC.

Many universities here and overseas already use similar tools and UC has drawn from their experience. A number of UC teams have been consulted about the development of the tool including staff and student representatives from across the University on the Central Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee (CEDAC).

Bullying or harassment, whether on or off campus, is not okay. Without exception UC will not tolerate bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We can all work together to build an even stronger and supportive community for all.

  • More information about the Report It tool is available here>
  • You can find the Report It tool here>
  • You can still make a formal complaint by following the Raise a concern process here>

Wear your Pink Shirt Friday 26 May

Speak up – stand together – stop bullying

Are you ready to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and stand together to take action against bullying?

Tomorrow, Friday 26 May is the day to get your pink shirt on.

Take a photograph and send it to communications@canterbury.ac.nz by 11am on Friday 26 May with a comment on speaking up, standing together and stopping bullying so we can show each other and the world through our UC comms channels our commitment to this great cause.

#pinkshirtdayNZ

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.

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