The Respect Campaign wants to stop people using words like ‘retard’ and ‘spaz’.
“We want to be respected, not treated like dirt.”
“Just a stupid little word can make your self esteem crumble.”
“It’s about time this stopped!”
People with a learning difficulty face bullying and abuse every day.
Serious abuse can start with name-calling. So let’s stop it.
So far, we have done 4 street events in Bromley, Bexleyheath, Erith and Orpington. We take information about the campaign and get people to sign our promise: “We promise never to use the R word” We have hundreds of signatures.
We have gone to a primary school to talk to the older children about respect. We taught them a rap which they liked so much they showed the rest of the school! We hope to go into more schools.