Bullying for schools

While bullying is sometimes confused with harassment, aggression, violence or conflict, schools need to be clear about the definitions they use for each sort of behaviour, the language they use and the treatments they apply.  


Defining bullying Defining bullying

Bullying can continue over time, is often hidden from adults, and will probably continue if no action is taken.

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Forms of bullying Forms of bullying

There are many forms of bullying that can take place in the school environment.

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Issue of bullying in school Issue of bullying in school

There is a growing awareness in Australia and other parts of the world about the level and impact of bullying in schools.

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Schools duty of care Schools duty of care

Schools and their teaching staff have a duty to take reasonable care for the safety and wellbeing of students.

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How to prevent bullying How to prevent bullying

Major international reviews and evaluations have sought to identify the most effective approaches and strategies for preventing bullying.

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Managing bullying incidents Managing bullying incidents

Approaches include a heightened focus on relationships, engagement and positive classroom and behaviour management

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What can schools do? What can schools do?

Reports from schoolchildren across a range of countries indicate that interventions by teachers in cases of bullying are commonly unsuccessful, especially with older students.

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eSmart Schools eSmart Schools

eSmart Schools is a behaviour-change initiative designed to help schools improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and bullying.

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Working effectively with parents Working effectively with parents

Student wellbeing and academic success is enhanced when parents are involved in their child's educational journey.

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Mobilising bystanders Mobilising bystanders

A number of factors determine whether bystanders will and can act in bullying situations or not.

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Evidence-based approaches to bullying in Australian schools Evidence-based approaches to bullying in Australian schools

Bullying Solutions, edited by Adjunct Prof Helen McGrath and Dr Toni Noble, explores the issues of bullying in Australian schools as well as providing practical tools for action.

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Bully Stoppers Program Bully Stoppers Program

The Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Bully Stoppers website.

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Cyberbullying, online relationships and safe practices Cyberbullying, online relationships and safe practices

A series of articles for Education Technology Solutions around the emerging issues of cyber bullying, online relationships and safe practices.

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eSafety Video eSafety Video

NCAB congratulates Fahan School in Tasmania on their eSafety video 'Our Promise' - a great resource for schools to utilise or create their own.

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What bullying for schools area is about?

The bullying for schools section goes through what bullying is and signs that you can look for. This section provides some helpful resources that teachers can use to get the conversation going and make sure that they are providing a safe environment for children to learn in.

Bullying for schools goes through many topics, ranging from how to identify the behaviour to how to work with parents to modify those behaviours.

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