Every choice you make has consequences. How you treat others online has real life repercussions. You can help or hurt. A kind word can raise people up, but a disparaging comment, coming at the wrong time, can drag them down.
At extremes, for people in their darkest place, it can even mean the difference between life and death. That's why your voice matters so much. By speaking up, you can help keep them safe.
By taking this pledge, YOU are committing to speak up. You are taking a stand to help people who need you.
I will speak up and take action when I see a hurtful comment.
I will remember that people online are still people.
I will treat them the same way I would treat them in person.
I will celebrate our differences.
I believe that different points of view, perspective, and opinions help us grow and provoke thought.
I will do all this because I believe that everyone deserves respect and a place to express themselves.