The curriculum and bullying
A well-planned curriculum makes safe and supportive environments and relationships part of students' formal learning.
A comprehensive and coordinated curriculum across the whole school can play a significant role in preventing bullying.
Three sources of information inform the development of curriculum relevant to bullying and to enhancing social-emotional skills, conflict resolution skills, and safety and wellbeing.
The Australian Curriculum provides the framework for your school's anti-bullying teaching and learning activities.
The topics of bullying, resolving conflict and overcoming interpersonal issues can be explored in many curriculum areas. The sections specifically relevant to learning about bullying are:
Early Years Learning Framework
For early childhood educators, the
Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles and practices that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, including their social and emotional learning.
Australian Student Wellbeing Framework
The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework (PDF, 2.7MB) consists of an overarching vision, key elements, guiding principles,
and effective practices to support the whole school community to build and
maintain safety, positive relationships and wellbeing.
The five elements
focus on leadership, inclusion, student voice, partnerships and support and
provide the foundation for the whole school community to promote student
wellbeing, safety and learning outcomes.