Whole-school anti-bullying resources
A number of resources help schools to develop and manage whole-school practices aimed at promoting safe and supportive school environments.
The Educators section on the
Student Wellbeing Hub explores the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, providing case studies and an
online audit tool to pinpoint the areas of priority.
Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (the parent US site) provides a number of manuals, resources and videos to reduce bullying through School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS). The approach involves teaching behavioural expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject, through a focus on three to five behavioural expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. For information about the implementation of SWPBS in Australia, visit the Queensland Government site
Positive Behaviour for Learning.
Be You is a mental health initiative that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. It supports children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools, from early years to 18.
Working Together: A toolkit for effective school based action against bullying (2010) from Queensland Department of Education and Training provides school staff with practical strategies to address the complex issue of student bullying. The toolkit unpacks 10 effective actions against bullying and provides examples of fact sheets for staff, students and parents as well as an example anti-bullying policy and links to additional resources.
Safe to Learn guides — from the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009.
Building Respectful and Safe Schools resource for school communities from Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2010.
Audit tools for schools can assist in creating a comprehensive picture of what is happening in your school. Other good quality, whole-school anti-bullying resources may not be listed here if they involve a cost to schools.