You Don’t Have to be Super to be a HERO.
What can we do as individuals to reduce the incidence of bullying, violence or sexual exploitation? When faced with these violations, as victim or witness, how does one respond?
Perhaps you know someone who has been active in reducing bullying and other violence or has responded to it with an act of extraordinary bravery, compassion or commitment. Perhaps someone has taken steps to build safer, more caring schools and communities, preventing such incidents from recurring.
Safe and Caring considers such acts to be heroic, and we want to hear from you. The HEROES of a Safe and Caring World Awards (HEROES Awards) recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to creating safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities.
Anyone is eligible for nomination – children, youth, teachers, adults, schools, community organizations, government representatives and businesses.
What is a safe and caring school and community?
The goal of Safe and Caring, and of the HEROES Awards, is to achieve safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities. These are places where all individuals – children, youth, teachers, parents, and community members – treat each other with respect and kindness and work to create safe, caring, healthy and inclusive environments. These are environments where diversity is affirmed within a framework of common values, and where all members participate in decision-making and cooperate to promote community wellbeing.