Schoolies urged to take stand against violence

The Queensland Government is urging school leavers to take a stand against violence in the lead up to this year’s Schoolies celebrations with the launch of a new #iPledgeQld safety campaign.

Education Minister Kate Jones said: “We want all Schoolies to get the message that violence is never okay.

“Everyone should feel safe while attending Schoolies and this campaign focuses on encouraging schoolies to look after their mates.”


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She said every school leaver would receive a wallet card with information about how to stay safe and avoid violence.

“Schoolies will be encouraged to share selfies with the #iPledgeQld hashtag and share the campaign with their friends.

“A photo booth will also be available at the Gold Coast where Schoolies can get their photo taken while making an anti-violence pledge,” said Ms Jones.

The Minister added that the #iPledgeQld campaign builds on other initiatives in schools, such as the ‘Respectful relationships’ program which was challenging youth attitudes about violence and encouraging positive relationships.