Selecting teaching resources
Bullying. No Way! has developed a series of high quality lesson plans and classroom discussion starters on being a safe and supportive bystander, how to identify bullying, what to do if you are bullied, being responsible online, and more.
To assist teachers to select from the wide range of other classroom resources available, Bullying. No Way! has created the
Teaching resources catalogue (as well as a list of criteria teachers can use for selecting additional high quality resources).
Teaching resources catalogue
The Bullying. No Way!
Teaching resources catalogue is a searchable catalogue of freely-available resources specifically related to bullying that are suitable for students across all schooling phases.
It catalogues resources according to:
- teaching resource type
- phase of schooling and/or Year level
- curriculum area
- bias or prejudice-based bullying topics
- diverse student needs.
All resources have been reviewed by educators as suitable for use in the classroom (read the criteria for inclusion below). They are from Australia, the UK and the US. Teachers should review materials for appropriateness for their students prior to use.
Additional resources on related topics or with a broader focus on student well-being and safety can be found on the Student Wellbeing Hub.
The resources provide the basis for discussion with students. Talking about bullying is important, but it can also raise issues and generate strong emotions. Read the
Discussion guidelines for teachers exploring the topic of bullying with students.
Criteria for appropriate and high quality resources
Resources included in the
Teaching resource catalogue have been reviewed according to the following criteria. Teachers can also use these criteria when looking at new resources.
list of criteria (PDF, 56KB),
Accessible version (RTF, 69KB)
Criteria related to content
- Related directly to bullying
- Accurate and up-to-date information about bullying
- Accurate and up-to-date information about learning and child development
- Interesting and engaging
- Appropriate spoken and written language and images for students
- Avoids value judgments or stereotypes
- Concept or story is developed
- Avoids emphasis solely on negative states, e.g. hopelessness, victimisation
- Avoids or minimises the portrayal of bullying or aggression
- Positive/resolution of issues explored
Criteria related to production quality
- Well written
- Clear sound
- Images of good resolution
- Technically sound (including synchronisation of sound and vision)
Criteria related to design and use
- Identified for specific year/phase levels
- Material adaptable for a range of learners and cultures
- Has educational approach or suitable to be used within teaching and learning activities
- Suitable for collaborative learning
- Identifies the scope and sequence of activities (if relevant)
- Not likely to cause harm to those reading, watching or included
- If provided, instructions clear and comprehensive
- Support for evaluating the resource in the classroom provided (if relevant)
Criteria related to availability
- No cost
- Accessible platform
- Best available option
Need for resources
- If a resource does not fully meet the relevant criteria but is the only available item, it may be included if it meets the criteria related to content.