Stand up against Safe Schools - Victoria Petition
The Federal government will stop funding the Safe Schools Coalition Program in June 2017. Since the NSW government decided to stop the running of this program and to replace it with a broad-based new anti-bullying program, the Tasmanian government has followed suit. Unfortunately, the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland, ACT and Western Australian state governments have decided to ignore parents’ concerns and persist in continuing the Safe Schools Program as well as using State funding to fund this program.
We hope you will join us in writing this letter to the Victorian Education Minister, asking the government to stop Safe Schools in Victorian schools.
給维州教育部長 James Merlino
鉴于联邦政府决定于今年6月停止对安全学校课程的拨款, 我们特此致函，恳请您考虑取消安全学校课程, 以更广泛的反欺凌课程取而代之, 来解决一切形式的欺凌和歧视。
安全学校课程无法实现它所声称的反欺凌的目的，因为它所教导的内容与年龄不相宜， 是以毫无科学根据的政治意识形态为基础，导致那些宗教及文化背景不认同这些意识形态的孩子们因此受到孤立和欺凌。 安全学校课程不允许经过家长确认同意， 侵犯了父母教育孩子自己的家庭价值观和信仰的权利。
To the Victorian Education Minister James Merlino
Subject: Please Stop Safe Schools
Dear Hon. James Merlino,
In light of the Federal Government's decision to stop funding the Safe Schools program in June, we are writing to ask you to consider cancelling the Safe Schools program and replacing it with a broader anti-bullying program to address all forms of bullying and discrimination.
The Safe Schools program cannot achieve its stated purpose of anti-bullying because it teaches age-inappropriate materials and is based on political ideologies that have been found to have no scientific basis, causing isolation and bullying to children from cultures and religions who find themselves not able to agree with these ideologies. It does not allow for parental consent and violates parents’ rights in teaching their children their own family values and beliefs.
Please consider using State funding to instead run a broader anti-bullying program that is respectful of cultural and religious diversity and inclusive of all forms of bullying. We believe that it is paramount that parents’ wishes and opinions be respected and consulted in the running of these programs.
Yours sincerely, (Your name, Post code)