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TTA Group collaborates with CYCT and Because We Care to address “BuddyThai — Being Bullied, Talk to Buddy” under CYC Plus

Bangkok, Friday 19th January 2024 — Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited (TTA) organized the event 'Being Bullied, Talk to Buddy,' in collaboration with the Department of Children and Youth under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, The Children and Youth Council, and the Because We Care Facebook page under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security's supervision. The Royal Thai Police, represented by spokesperson Pol Col Sirikul Srisanga, inaugurated the school activity at Kaenthong Upatham School in Bangkok. This school tour marks the second event following the initial one at Mahavajiravudh School in Songkhla Province, which received overwhelming feedback from students and teachers last year.

Buddy Thai, an initiative by Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, TTA President and Chief Executive Officer, aims to cultivate a Bullying-Free Environment and promote an 'Open-mindedness and Respect for Differences' mindset among Thai children and youth. Achieved through the emotional diary feature, closely monitored by professional psychologists, the app also includes a 'Request advice' or 'Request help' button for instant access to experts. These professionals specialize in providing accurate advice to youth, assisting in reducing anxiety, alleviating stress, steering away from violent responses, and, in certain cases, aiding individuals in overcoming suicidal thoughts.

The BuddyThai Application has features and functions specifically designed to serve as an advisor for children and youths with 3 distinctions as follows.

  1. A button is available to directly request counseling with a psychologist. When pressing this button, a child or youth can contact the 1323 Hotline of the Department of Mental Health. Alternatively, the child or youth can choose to chat via Facebook with a psychologist from the Department of Mental Health, a psychologist and a volunteer at LoveCare Station of Path2Health Foundation, or the BuddyThai App on Facebook.

  2. There is a self-assessment in Emotional Quotient (EQ), and knowledge packages with exercises in life skills for children and youths to learn how to cope with life situations when being bullied. Good suggestions from reliable psychologists are also given.

  3. There is a record system for daily emotions. Children and youths can record their own emotions every day, several times a day. They can record their emotions and reasons. The data of emotions are recorded and presented in weekly and monthly statistics. Children and youths can check the tendency of their previous emotions and the reasons for them. Emotional management techniques are also available for self-study. If any child or youth continuously records his or her stress or depression for a week with any indications to commit suicide, the admin team will monitor them closely. The team may notify schools, teachers, or hotline psychologists about the issue for active contact.

Therefore, this activity aligns with the objectives of the "CYC Plus", which aims to emphasize the importance of preventing violence and fostering positive awareness in self-defense and assisting others. The project achieves this goal through training and public awareness campaigns designed to empower children and youth about social, environmental, and cultural issues that may negatively impact their physical and mental health.


For more information, please contact:

Tel. : 02-0330104

Facebook page : BuddyThai App IG : BuddyThaiApp Tiktok : Buddy.ThaiApp


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