​​​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 National Safe Schools Framework, providing case studies and an online au​dit​ 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.

KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools which aims to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. It is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing for primary schools.

MindMatters is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. It is made up of four components which provide a holistic and comprehensive view of student mental health and wellbeing within the wider school community.

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 — Embedding anti-bullying work in schools (PDF, 500KB) from the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009.

Building Respectful and Safe Schools (PDF, 850KB) resource for school communities from Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2010.

Audit tools for schools are listed here. Other good quality, whole-​school anti-bullying resources may not be listed here if they involve a cost to schools.

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