Engaging all year

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) provides an inspiring focus and energiser for school staff, students and families. Schools sometimes ask us for ideas to build on this energy to maintain a commitment to bullying prevention and say Bullying. No Way! throughout the rest of the school year.  

Engaging students and families with the school bullying prevention plan

The resource, Bullying prevention is everyone's responsibility: a guide to engaging students and families (PDF, 1.1 MB), (DOCX, 1.4 MB) is a practical guide for school leaders and teachers to engage students and families with the school's bullying prevention plan or policy.

The guide is based on research on meaningful engagement of students in the process of school change. Ideas for practical activities related to bullying prevention are included for students in early, middle and senior years. The guide draws on the work on student voice and meaningful student engagement by Adam Fletcher.

Examples of family engagement are also included. These are based on the Australian Government Department of Education and Training's key dimensions of family-school partnerships.

Bullying prevention is everyone's responsibility explores the various stages of developing a school bullying prevention plan or policy. It also includes a template for preparing for student and family engagement at each stage.

Ideas into action 

The Imagine 'My world' poster activity is a great way to capture your school community's ideas for a world without bullying.

How could you put the Imagine ideas into action? 

The Putting big ideas into action workshop (PDF 353, KB), (DOCX, 625 KB) provides schools with guidelines to use all the great ideas as a springboard for developing a bullying prevention plan.

Lesson plans and materials

Integrating talking and teaching about bullying within the curriculum is the best way to make it clear that bullying is never ok.

Bullying No Way! provides detailed lesson plans and resources for students from early childhood to senior years. These teaching and learning resources are available all year round.

Bullying No Way! also provides a searchable teaching resources catalogue with links to other high quality resources for the classroom. In the resource section, teachers can find helpful information on teaching about bullying.

  • ​"A school-wide approach in developing and implementing policy has contributed to the change in skills, knowledge and actions of the school community. The NDA has been an important part of giving bullying prevention a profile and focus each year."
    (Schools feedback)
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