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Secondary years - resources

This section contains materials written for teachers; see also the section on Supporting Students for additional resources for students.

The resources provide the basis for discussion with students. Talking about bullying is important, but it can also raise issues and generate strong emotions.  Discussion guidelines support teachers to explore the topic of bullying with students.

The resources listed below have been reviewed by educators as suitable for use in the classroom. They are from Australia, the UK and the US. If you know of any other good quality, Australian, freely-available resources suitable for the classroom, let us know at bnw.website@dete.qld.gov.au

Bullying. No Way! is not responsible for the materials on other sites. Teachers should review materials for appropriateness prior to use.

Bullying – general

Words Hurt
Video, stimulate discussion regarding how hurtful words can be.

Bullying dance
Video showcasing dance to explore the experience and impact of bullying. Directed and produced by Andrew W. Carroll, University of South Florida.

Girls Relational Aggression Curriculum
The “It Has a Name: Relational Aggression” curriculum guides girls to develop positive strategies for identifying and mediating peer aggression. Other topics include normative beliefs, gender expectations, friendship, leadership, and cyberbullying.

He said, she said
Music video created in Doomadgee Country with students talking about gossip, yarn carting, bullying, jealousy and back-biting (4.13 mins)

Online bullying

MTV A Thin Line
The following two MTV A Thin Line videos stimulate discussion regarding the appropriateness of what is written online and the harm it can cause.
MTV A Thin Line, Fliers Advertisement (46 sec)
MTV A Thin Line, Cafeteria Advertisement (31 sec)
MTV Anti-bullying (30 sec)

Delete cyberbullying
A discussion starter regarding appropriate online and offline behaviour delivered in the format of a student at a school talent show (50 sec).

Our Promise – Fahan School Tasmania
White index card messages about how cyberbullying hurts. A number of well know personalities such as Hi5, Today Show hosts and Fahan School students participate (1:55 mins).

Online safety (some related to online bullying)

Australian Government Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website
Education resources including classroom resources, online safety resources, guides, policies, and issues for teachers.

ThinkUKnow Australia
Internet safety program developed by the Australian Federal Police and Microsoft Australia delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers in primary and secondary schools. The ThinkUKnow Youth Site for young people aged between 11 and 17 years of age. 

Kids Helpline - Cyberspace
Kids Helpline and Optus have developed a lesson plan pack for students about cyberbullying and sexting. There are three half-hour lessons suitable for Years 3-6 (Cyberbullying - Intro), Years 7-9 (Cyberbullying - Advanced) and Years 10-12 (Sexting).

Prejudice-based bullying (biased based bullying)

Resources related to prejudice-based bullying (sometimes also called ‘bias-based bullying’) encompass bullying around disability, gender, sexuality, culture and appearance.

Human rights in the school classroom
Information and resources for teachers (designed for Year 5 up) on a tackling a range of prejudices using a human rights approach

Violence and abuse

Tough Guise: Violence, Media, & the Crisis in Masculinity
US violence curriculum for boys which includes a number of lessons written by Jackson Katz (Mentors in Violence co-founder) and Jeremy Earp (Media Education Foundation).  It can be used with or without the Tough Guise DVD. The central argument of Tough Guise is that violence is overwhelmingly a gendered phenomenon, and that any attempt to understand violence therefore requires that we understand its relationship to how we define masculinity.

Fact sheet for students: Signs of an abusive relationship
Fact sheet exploring the signs and experience of being in an abusive relationship from Reach Out

Love: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A young person's guide on love, respect and abuse in relationships created by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.