The People Backing Us
Our work strikes a chord with many different people, from broad backgrounds and with different perspectives.
But they all converge to agree with our approach to stopping bullying. Take a look at what they think about GR8 AS U R.
In alphabetical order by surname
“I was born with a form of dwarfism. I’m a huge supporter of the GR8 AS U R organisation, because even now as an adult I still get bullied by kids, yeah that’s right….kids! Bullies single out people who are different, like me and that’s why it has to be stopped.”
“The only way I could stop kids bullying me at school was to make them laugh… and now look at me, I do it for a living! I still remember how horrible it felt to be teased, now I’m a grown up I want to do as much as I can to stop this happening to others.”
Honorary Professor Ian Gibson
“This programme has a unique element in it which seeks to prevent bullying at its source. It would be in the interest of the whole educational establishment and many other public bodies to join together to ensure that we wipe out bullying.”
The Rt Revd Graham James
“The problem of bullying in our schools remains despite the number of well-funded and active anti bullying organisations which already exist.
GR8 AS U R isn’t simply another one to add to the number but is focussed entirely on preventing bullying before it starts.”
“What makes GR8 AS U R really worth backing is their innovative approach, “stop it before it starts”, which has now collected significant national, academic support. Bullying is as real in 2014 as it has always been. We read tragic reports in the newspapers which confirm that we have a modern scourge. There is too much of it, and a great need to tackle it.”
Riel Karmy-Jones QC
“Bullying stays with you for life. And bullying doesn’t stop when school ends. It can carry on into all spheres of life. GR8 AS U R encourages people and organisations to come together to create a kinder bully-free culture for all. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing? ”
Anne-Marie Rodriguez de Killeen
“Child bullies on the playground become adult bullies at work and in the society that shapes our lives. The programmes GR8 AS UR have created stop bullying at exactly the right moment – before it starts.”