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What is the mission of OBEY RULES (obeyrules.org)?

"To increase public well-being within each nation by sharing the need for rule setting and adherence (necessary to encourage good conduct and discourage anti-social behaviours)."

What is the charitable purpose of OBEY RULES?

To increase public well-being (what) within each nation across the English speaking world (where) of the general public (who) by sharing the need for rule setting and adherence necessary to encourage good conduct and discourage anti-social behaviours (how).

What is public well-being?

Public well-being refers to the well-being of the general public rather than personal well-being of an individual. In the context of this initiative public well-being is another way of expressing public interest that in some circles is called the common good. This initiative believes when necessary personal well-being has to be subject to public well-being.

What is good conduct?

This initiative does not define good conduct other than acknowledging that it should include respect for national laws and good conduct such as good manners. The initiative is very conscious that the subject requires much more national leadership as cultural clashes occur whenever host nation norms of good conduct are not mutually understood and respected.

What are anti-social behaviours?

Anti-social behaviours are actions that harm or lack consideration for the well-being of others. It has also been defined as any type of conduct that violates the basic rights of another person and any behaviour that is considered to be disruptive to others in society. This can be carried out in various ways, which includes but is not limited to intentional aggression, as well as covert and overt hostility. Many people also label behaviour which is deemed contrary to prevailing norms for social conduct as anti-social behaviour.

Why do we need to obey rules to encourage good conduct and discourage anti-social behaviours?

Good conduct is learnt by instruction and example and is not always instinctive. Good conduct is important as it enhances the well-being of not just ourselves but those around us. Rules are required to remind us to focus on good conduct to enhance the well-being of ourselves as well as the well-being of people around us. Rules are required to remind us to make positive contributions to the environments and communities that we share and depend upon. Rules are required to remind us to focus on us us us rather than me me me.

Why do we award the annual SCHOOL RULES PRIZE?

We run and award the annual SCHOOL RULES PRIZE to engage with schools so that we can help schools remind their pupils to obey school rules.

Who responsible for OBEY RULES?

The founder (Tim Hall) was born (1956) and educated in the UK. After graduation the founder's career took him to Africa working on mapping projects (Botswana/Sudan) and agricultural development projects (Nigeria). In 1999 the founder migrated to New Zealand. After losing his home and lifestyle in the Christchurch earthquakes (2010/2011) the founder in relocated back to the UK in 2012. The founder values the importance of the common good and making a difference for good.
 
The founder's contact details are:
 
Founder's name: Tim Hall
Founder's email: hiswordATgmailDOTcom

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