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This section provides information for parents and carers about bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in schools.

If you want to talk to someone right now about a specific concern, contact the Parent Helpline in your state listed under the Support from outside the school heading.

The 2016 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence was held on Friday 18 March. The National Day of Action provides a focus for schools and the wider school community, including parents and carers, to strengthen their everyday messages against bullying and violence.

What is bullying (including cyberbullying)?
Why does bullying happen?

My child is being bullied
What are the signs that a child might be being bullied?
Tips to help your child if they are being bullied.

My child has been bullying
What are the signs that a child might be bullying others?
Tips to help your child if they are bullying other children.

My child has seen bullying take place
Tips to help your child if they have seen bullying take place.

Who should I tell?
What should I say to the school?
What can I expect the school to do?
Where else can I get support?

More resources
Videos, links and downloadable materials.

The Young Children section provides information and resources for parents about their important role in nurturing young children's social and emotional skills.

The Safe Schools Hub provides information about the National Safe Schools Framework which provides guiding principles for safe and supportive school communities.

The Safe Schools Hub has a section For Parents which contains a guide for parents to the National Safe Schools Framework and other useful information and resources.