NSTVA Nonviolence Pledge
I, (your name), pledge...
1.To respect myself, my family, my school, my community, and others through my words and actions;
2.To not bring a weapon or drugs into my home, my school, or my community;
3.To think before I act or react because my actions could be hurtful to me or to others;
4.To listen attentively to one another, including those whom I disagree with, such as my parents, my teachers, and other trusted adults;
5.To not use weapons, words, or inflict bodily harm to someone over a dispute or disagreement;
6.To sit down and discuss my feelings with another as brothers and sisters or seek help from someone I trust if I cannot do it on my own;
7.To apologize when I have hurt someone’s feelings and to forgive others when they have hurt mine;
8.To stand up for those who are not treated fairly even if I have to stand up alone when it is not popular;
9.To value different colors, religions, creeds, and genders, and I will not bully or cause harm because they are different;
10. To not become a bully or cyberbully, and to report bullying or cyberbullying when I see it;
11.If I see a gun, to stop, don’t touch it, move, and tell a trusted adult or law enforcement officer or call 911.
I pledge to be free of violence and victimization.
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
"Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people." That is one of the six principles of nonviolence adapted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While it is imperative for us to teach our children...
"Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people." That is one of the six principles of nonviolence adapted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While it is imperative for us to teach our children how to pass standardized tests or how to make money upon graduation, character and nonviolence education is needed. It starts at home and within us.