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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 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.