Schools take the issue of bullying seriously, taking an active role in ensuring schools are educated in keeping students and staff safe.
Every school is expected to have a safe, supportive, respectful and positive learning environment free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence, so student wellbeing and academic outcomes are maximised.
Schools, parents and children can access a range of resources through the national Bullying. No Way! website.
Preventing bullying involves everyone talking together openly and respectfully.
If your child talks to you about bullying:
- listen calmly and get the full story
- reassure your child that they are not to blame
- ask your child what they want to do about it and how you can help
- visit bullyingnoway.gov.au to find some strategies
- contact the school and ask for information about the school’s plan for preventing and managing bullying
- check in regularly with your child.
Bullying can have a lasting impact on everyone involved, including those who witness it, so it is important to work together to create safe school communities for everyone.
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