Everyone has a role in creating safe and supportive places for children and young people.
Clubs, sporting groups and local business
To get behind the National Day of Action, you could:
- Contact your local school to find out if you can support their activities.
- Run your own event on the day to show that your group does not tolerate bullying or violence in any way.
Kindergartens and child care centres
To support the National Day of Action, focus on activities to help young children learn about how to get on with others and how to solve their problems without physical or verbal aggression.
These resources can also be used any time of the year.
Learn with Allen, our favourite alien
Download the Bullying. No Way! free app for iPad and Android tablets for children from 3–8 years of age.
The Allen Adventure is an interactive story to help children learn about how to tell how others are feeling, how to get on with others and how to deal with difficult social situations. The app is supported by information for educators and parents on the Starting in early childhood section.
Allen learns about feelings (PDF, 3.4 MB), Word version (DOCX 3.3MB) is a new teaching resource for early childhood educators aimed at fostering emotional literacy in young children. It uses emojis in activities with lots of opportunities to identify and understand emotions.
New for 2019! The Allen learns about feelings puppet resource package can be used by educators and families to help young children learn about appropriate social and emotional behaviours and develop empathy for others.
Make the Allen puppets and use the range of facial expressions to act out stories and explore problem solving.
The Allen Adventure lesson plans have been developed for early childhood educators based on the story of The Allen Adventure. These lesson plans promote social and emotional development and pro-social behaviour and provide opportunities for learning skills and discussing the importance of getting on with each other.
The Allen Adventure app is also supported by
The Allen Adventure booklets. The four booklets provide the story of each chapter of The Allen Adventure and can be used on their own or with the app or lesson plans.
The Allen Adventure postcards have been created to use with young children. The postcards show scenes from The Allen Adventure. Young children can draw themselves into the pictures and show what they might do if they were in the same situation as Allen and the other characters.
Listen to the
Kinda Mean song from The Allen Adventure with your group and make up a dance or write additional lyrics to the song. Arrange a performance of Kinda Mean for young children using the
Kinda Mean musical scores. Scores are available for a full band, voice, guitar, keyboard, percussion and other instruments.