Anti Bullying Advocate John Caldwell works works with students to expel violence

John Caldwell, anti-bullying advocate, Victoria’s current Australian of the Year and nominee for the Australian of the Year and bullying survivor, is marching with students Thursday 28th November in San Souci in celebration of White Ribbon and ending violence against women.
White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women and White Ribbon Australia is the only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.
"I believe strongly in fostering respectful relationships in all areas of our community.” Says anti bullying advocate and VIC Australian of the Year John Caldwell.
Bullying in its worst form can lead to violence and as such we need to take a stand and say enough is enough." he concludes.
John has previously worked with San Souci Public School and their Bully Buster program, which involves students who have been trained to resolve low level conflict in the playground and work with students on the development of respectful relationships.
In honour of White Ribbon, John and all of the San Souci students will be wearing white and marching around San Souci from 8:15am next Thursday 28th November followed by a school assembly at 9:15 where John will be a special guest speaker.
“I’m hopeful that in the next 12 months we will together be able to stamp out bullying in the school yard, the workforce, on social media and at home by sheer hard work. It’s up to society and it’s up to us.” concludes John. 
SYDNEY MEDIA IS INVITED TO COME SUPPORT THE CHILDREN AS THEY STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND LISTEN IN ON JOHN’S SPEACH. White Ribbon Day (25 November) signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (10 December). 
TO INTERVEIW JOHN CALDWELL contact Trish at Markson Sparks! on 02.9213 2900 or Trish@marksonsparks.com or Max Markson 0412 501 601 or max@marksonsparks.com 
White Ribbon Australia White Ribbon Australia seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change. Women support White Ribbon Australia through their roles as White Ribbon Champions, encouraging the men in their lives to make a commitment to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards women, as well as to intervene safely to prevent violence against women when needed. www.whiteribbon.org.au
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