It Does Matter
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Announcements

Helpful Hints

  • Top-of-mind awareness about anti-bullying efforts will prove powerful.
  • Ensure that the It Does Matter morning statements are read over the speaker systems each morning.
  • The provided statements are just examples.
  • Feel free to develop your own or have students develop daily statements.
  • Always include the It Does Matter tagline and logo on social media posts.
  • If you use the statements from West Virginia University athletes, be sure to use the tag line: "It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com."

Sample Announcements

  1. Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  2. If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  3. Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  4. Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  5. If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  6. Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  7. Always think about what you post online, through text messages or emails. You never know what someone will forward. Being kind to others online will help to keep you safe. Do not share anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.
  8. You can be a leader in preventing bullying in your community. It Does Matter what you do and say. Please start the conversation about anti-bullying. Visit www.itdoesmatterwv.com.

Audio Announcements

Series of anti-bullying audio clips from student athletes at WVU.